If the news of Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger’s engagement seems sudden to you, consider this — judging by a never-before-seen interview Schwarzenegger did with Access Hollywood, the romance has been in the making since August 2017. As in, a full year before she ever even met Pratt in person.
Access Hollywood shared the video on their Instagram account Monday, saying, “Katherine Schwarzenegger should get a crystal ball, because she totally predicted her romance with Chris Pratt an entire year before she met him in a never-before-seen @AccessOnline interview! @katherineschwarzenegger and @prattprattpratt your love was meant to be!”
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Katherine Schwarzenegger should get a crystal ball, because she totally predicted her romance with Chris Pratt an entire year before she met him in a never-before-seen @AccessOnline interview! @katherineschwarzenegger and @prattprattpratt your love was meant to be! Credit: Access
In the short clip, Schwarzenegger is asked which Hollywood Chris she could see herself with: Chris Pratt, Chris Hemsworth or Chris Evans. Although Schwarzenegger fires back “Chris Evans,” she just as quickly recants, saying, “Actually, Chris Pratt. Chris Pratt’s been looking good lately, so you never know.”
Aw, could these two be any cuter? Their love story was precious before it even started. As one fan commented on the Access Hollywood clip, this will make a “nice story to tell the kids” one day.
The pair’s whirlwind seven-month romance culminated in a proposal this past week, with Pratt breaking the big news on Sunday. “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!”
Schwarzenegger then followed suit by sharing the same sweet ring-revealing photo as Pratt on her Instagram feed. “My sweet love. Wouldn’t want to live this life with anyone but you,” she wrote.
The clearly beloved couple’s happy posts generated plenty of well wishes from their friends and family.
“I’m so happy for you both!! Congratulations!” Pratt’s ex-wife, Anna Faris, commented on his post. Other congratulatory sentiments in the comment threads came from Tom Holland, Gwyneth Paltrow, Rob Lowe, Josh Gad, Olivia Munn, Michael Strahan, Patrick Schwarzenegger (Katherine’s brother!), Bryce Dallas Howard, Karen Gillan, Jason Kennedy, Questlove, Priyanka Chopra, Dana White, Jason Momoa, Rosario Dawson, Chelsea Handler, Jordin Sparks, Mario Lopez and many more.
Maria Shriver — Schwarzenegger’s mother and the person who reportedly introduced the couple — also made it clear that the family approves wholeheartedly of Pratt’s proposal. “Congratulations to two loving, kind, caring, thoughtful, Spiritual people,” Shriver wrote on Pratt’s Instagram. “We are so happy for you; you are blessed, as is everyone who knows you. Yes, let’s go.”
And to think this side of a year ago Schwarzenegger was only playfully entertaining the idea of a world in which she and Pratt might become a thing!