Update: January 14, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. EST
After eight months of dating, Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are officially engaged. The Guardians of the Galaxy star announced the news on his Instagram on Monday with a photo of his soon-to-be wife and her massive diamond ring.
The photo showed the Pratt and Schwarzenegger—who met in April 2018 after they were introduced by her mother, Maria Shriver—hugging and kissing while showing off the author’s new sparkler. “Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go! 💍🙏♥️” Pratt wrote in his caption.
Though Pratt and Schwarzenegger have been dating for less than a year, they’ve passed some huge relationship milestones. In July 2018, the Jurassic World star introduced his now-fiancé to his 6-year-old son, Jack Pratt, from his former marriage with Anna Faris. (Faris and Pratt announced their separation in August 2017 and officially divorced in November 2018—less than two months before the Parks and Recreation star’s new engagement.)
In August 2018, Pratt met more of Schwarzenegger’s family, including her father, former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, and her brother, Patrick Schwarzenegger. She met the rest of her family at a later date. In October, Pratt, Schwarzenegger, Faris and her new boyfriend, Michael Barrett, celebrated Halloween as a foursome with Jack. The next month, Pratt spent Thanksgiving with the Schwarzeneggers.
Schwarzenegger will be Pratt’s second wife after his 9-year marriage with Faris. Congratulations to the happy couple!
Original story: November 20, 2018 at 4:30 p.m. EST
It’s been two years since Chris Pratt announced his divorce from Anna Faris. But could he be ready to walk down the aisle again? Apparently so, according to a source for Us Weekly, who claims that the 39-year-old is planning on proposing to his year-long girlfriend, Katherine Schwarzenegger, very, very soon.
“They’ll be engaged soon,” the source said, claiming that the Jurassic World star has been turning down work just “so he can spend time” with his 28-year-old girlfriend.
As fans know, Pratt and Schwarzenegger, an author, daughter of Maria Shriver and grandniece of John F. Kennedy, reportedly began dating in July 2017—a year after the Guards of the Galaxy‘s star’s split from Faris. “Her mom set her up,” a source said told Us Weekly at the time. “They’re both active in the church.”
Though Pratt and Faris announced their separation in August 2016, they didn’t finalize their divorce until October 2018. What does this mean for Pratt? Well, now that he’s officially divorced, he’s free to get married again—maybe to Schwarzenegger.
However, it’s important to note that until we see a ring on Schwarzenegger’s hand and Pratt on one knee with our own two eyes, everything is essentially a rumor. We won’t have confirmation of their engagement until the couple confirms it themselves, but it is convenient timing that this report came out a month after Pratt’s official divorce from Faris.
With the nuptials of Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra, Joe Jonas and Sophie Turner and more in the pipeline, will we have another celebrity wedding to look forward to? Only time will tell.