- – Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger announced their engagement via Instagram earlier in January 2019.
- – Sharing an adorable photo which revealed Schwarzenegger’s gorgeous engagement ring, Pratt exclaimed, “Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you.” Pratt’s ex-wife, Anna Faris, has already congratulated the couple on social media.
- – A source has now revealed to People that the seemingly fast engagement, after seven months of dating, is actually unsurprising to everyone that knows the couple.
Chris Pratt, 39, and Katherine Schwarzenegger, 29, were first spotted together back in June 2018, as the pair appeared to be enjoying a picnic date together. Fast forward to just seven months later, and Pratt and Schwarzenegger have just celebrated their engagement. And while onlookers may think that the relationship is moving quickly, apparently everyone close to the couple expected them to be heading towards marriage, sooner rather than later.
According to People, a source revealed that, “For someone on the outside, it might seem their engagement came too quickly. But for everyone close to them, it feels like they have been dating much longer than they actually have.”
The fact that Pratt even asked Katherine’s parents—Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver—for their approval before proposing, just goes to show how much her family loves the actor. The source continued, via People, “They never had a typical relationship. It very much helped that Chris already knew Maria. They didn’t have to take things slowly because they were getting to know each other’s families. Katherine’s family instantly treated Chris like a family member.”
And by all accounts, Pratt has apparently been putting in the work to get to know Katherine’s family: “Over the last few months, he’s been bonding with all of Katherine’s siblings and it was clear to her entire family they would get married.”
Pratt was previously married to actress Anna Faris, with whom he shares a son, Jack. Faris and Pratt announced their separation in August 2017, and their divorce has since been finalized.
This article originally appeared on Harper’s Bazaar US.