Blind Date Done Right! Chris Pratt And Katherine Schwarzenegger Get Cozy After Her Mom Sets Them Up
Maria Shriver sure has a knack for romance!
In a move no one could have anticipated, the 62-year-old American journalist and author set up funnyman Chris Pratt (Guardians of the Galaxy, Jurassic World) with one of her daughters, Katherine, a writer.
Without specifying how Maria had met Chris or why she thought the 39-year-old would be a good match for 28-year-old Katherine, multiple reports have stated that they've been on several dates together and have been getting along swimmingly.
The most recent sighting of the could-be couple was on Father's Day, when Chris not only celebrated the holiday with family as a dad himself, but also with Katherine in Santa Barbara, California. The adorable lunch date was definitely low-key by Hollywood's standards, but seeing how much Chris and Katherine enjoyed sharing sandwiches, chips, and apple slices on a park bench under a canopy of trees in the early days of summer, fans are convinced that these two don't need glitz and glamor to fuel their budding romance.
The news comes at a good time given Chris' publicized divorce with actress Anna Faris (What's Your Number?, The House Bunny) with whom he was married to for nine years before filing for divorce in December 2017, citing "irreconcilable differences" as their basis. They share a five-year-old son, Jack, and have remained cordial. Chris' dates with Katherine mark his first foray into the dating game after ending his marriage, while Anna has been seen out and about with cinematographer Michael Barrett since October last year.
On the other hand, Katherine, while coming from a family of Hollywood royalty and being the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger, has remained out of the public eye until now. She's mostly known for penning three books and maintaining her blog, katherineschwarzenegger.com, where she discusses topics on lifestyle, fashion, beauty, as well her other passions like animal welfare and healthy living.
How these two will match up in the long run is anyone's guess; for now, they appear to be simply enjoying getting to know each other better and basking in casual conversations.
Chris and Katherine's unlikely romance follows that of another unexpected match: Nick Jonas and Priyanka Chopra! It seems that unforeseen celebrity couples are somewhat of a trend this year, but then, who knows? Sometimes, unlikely pair-ups end up as the strongest relationships of all!
Now, if only Maria could set everyone up just like Chris and Katherine!
Photos from @katherineschwarzenegger @bridgetbragerhair