He may have been back in the dating game, but Chris Pratt didn’t let that get in the way of his cherished quality time with his son — and his now-fiancée Katherine Schwarzenegger didn’t mind one bit. In fact, Pratt’s son played an important role in his relationship with Schwarzenegger and even factored into her realization that she’d found the one.
Pratt and Schwarzenegger, who got engaged earlier this week, often had an adorable third wheel on their dates: Pratt’s 6-year-old son, Jack, from his previous marriage to Anna Faris. “Instead of mostly enjoying solo, romantic dates, Chris’ son from early on was a very big part of their dating life,” a source told People. “Katherine never minded that her dates with Chris many times involved a kid activity, like a matinee movie, or going to Disneyland. Katherine is like a big kid and loves doing activities with Jack. She loves that Chris is a dad.”
The source also shared that although Schwarzenegger doesn’t have kids, she loved seeing Pratt interact with Jack — and it’s one of the reasons she realized early on that the two are meant to be.
Proving that she has Jack’s best interests front and center, Schwarzenegger is totally on board with living in the same neighborhood as Faris so Pratt and his ex-wife can more easily co-parent. In fact, Faris and Pratt’s divorce terms include an agreement to live within 5 miles of each other until Jack finished sixth grade. Faris even told SheKnows she and Pratt make sure to have family dinners with Jack so he continues to feel connected to both his parents.
Shortly before announcing their engagement, Pratt posted a moving-day video to Instagram as he helped Schwarzenegger move out of her Santa Monica home.
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I love moving!! Picking up heavy things and moving them into the back of a truck was my major in college! (Full disclosure Chris Pratt did not go to a moving college but he did went to community college for a hot second). Point being… Need a dryer moved? Call Chris. Almost nobody in LA even has a truck so every time they have something to move they call me. Hey Chris, you still got that truck? “Oh hell yeah!!! Now I have a brand new truck thanks to @chevrolet !” DM me with your location and what you need moved and I will be over very soon in my new Silverado. #sponsored #ad
Basically, this whole big blended family is #Co-parentingGoals — and we’re so glad Jack is getting an awesome stepmom as part of the deal.