A Timeline of Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger's Relationship
Maybe it's something about life in the spotlight, but celebrity relationships just seem to move fast. George Clooney proposed to Amal six months after they started dating and there was just over a year between the blind date that set up Prince Harry and Meghan Markle and their engagement announcement. Now it looks like that same love bug may have bitten actor Chris Pratt and his girlfriend, author (and great-niece to JFK) Katherine Schwarzenegger.
HOW THEY MET
Turns out, the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom star owes his first meetup with the daughter of actor/politician Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist/philanthropist Maria Shriver to Shiver herself, who reportedly played matchmaker for the couple. “Maria helped set them up,” a source told People. Maria and Chris evidently knew one another through mutual friends, which inspired her to put him in touch with Katherine.
Though they were initially spotted together in public on Father's Day, it apparently wasn't their first date. According to E! News, 38-year-old Chris and 28-year-old Katherine had gone out multiple times prior to their June 17 date, and had been "talking consistently" for about "two months or so."
"[Chris] was taking things slow with Katherine at first, but overall, he is not seeing anybody else and considers what he has with Katherine as exclusive," an insider told E! News. "He's not afraid to show his affection for her in public. Chris is doing things differently by not putting too much pressure on anything, but they are very happy so far."
The relationship may be fresh, but the two have been spending plenty of time together.
Both are spiritually-minded (Katherine was raised Catholic while Pratt is a vocal
Another source close to the couple agreed, adding “It’s only been a couple of months, but they’re both serious about the relationship and hopeful for the future. Chris doesn’t just date to date, and neither does Katherine. She’s very excited.”
MEETING THE FAMILY
Another sign of how seriously the couple
Just a few weeks later, at the beginning of September, the duo visited Round Pond Estate winery in Napa with Chris's brother Cully and some friends before attending
"Maria is very excited for Katherine. Everyone has their fingers crossed that this is going to work out long term. They think Chris is an amazing guy and a great catch," a source told E!. "They are really perfect together and have similar goals and values. They have gotten serious quickly."
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