Actor Chris Pratt is engaged to American author Katherine Schwarzenegger.
The Guardians of Galaxy surprised his fans by announcing the good news via his Instagram account Sunday night. He revealed that Katherine – daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and newswoman Maria Shriver – had accepted his marriage proposal.
“Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!” Chris Pratt captioned a snap of himself embracing his fiancée, as she showed off the stunning engagement ring. “I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!”
After tons of congratulatory messages poured in, Pratt took to Facebook to explain why he was so quick in sharing the great news with his fans; apparently, to beat the paparazzi. He also disclosed that the couple had moved in together, seven months after the pair was first linked.
“Ideally we’d have kept this secret for as long as possible,” he wrote. “But considering there’s paparazzi camped out in the alley behind our house and they document everything whether we like it or not, we’ll take the lead here and release this statement.”
Patrick Schwarzenegger, Katherine’s brother, was quick to respond on Pratt’s post, “Love you brother”. Katherine’s mother, who is said to have set up the two, did not shy away from showering her love and blessings over the oh-so-in-love couple.
“Congratulations to two loving kind caring thoughtful Spirtual (sic) people,” wrote Shriver. “We are so happy for you, you are blessed as is everyone who knows you (sic).”
On Monday, Katherine was clicked by the paparazzi in Los Angeles, displaying her huge sparkling ring on the left ring finger.
Chris Pratt has been married before. He separated from ex-wife Anna Faris in August 2017 after eight years of marriage. Despite the divorce in October’17, the stars share a friendly bond and have been co-parenting their son Jack.
Faris also congratulated Pratt. “I’m so happy for you both!! Congratulations!” she wrote.