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A Timeline of Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger's Relationship

Schwarzenegger's mother Maria Shriver set them up-and the couple seems to be getting serious.
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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."

SUMMER LOVE

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 christian and regularly attends the Zoe Church in Los Angeles) and have been spotted several times after attending services together. On one such occasion in July, they brought along Jack, Chris's five year old son with ex-wife, actress Anna Faris, buying him ice cream and sharing a sweet public kiss. “They are spending every day together and Katherine has met Jack several times,” a source told People. “They seem to be getting more serious. Family is very important to both of them, as well as their spirituality. She’s very, very sweet and maternal and great with his son.”

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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 are taking their relationship is the fact that they've started meeting one another's family. Already a friend of Maria's, Chris got to meet some more of Katherine's family on August 5 when the couple had dinner at Maria's home with Katherine's brother, Patrick Schwarzenegger.

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 the a gala benefiting the christian children's charity, the Leaven. 

"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."

This story originally appeared on Townandcountrymag.com.
* Minor edits have been made by the Townandcountry.ph editors.

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