Looks like whirlwind celebrity romances wont be slowing down in 2019! Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are the latest Hollywood A-listers (and the first of 2019) to announce their engagement after a short courtship.
Early Monday, Pratt took to social media to share that he had proposed to Schwarzenegger, the daughter of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger. "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! 💍🙏♥️," the actor penned alongside a photo of he and Schwarzenegger embracing. In the shot fans can catch a glimpse of Schwarzenegger's new massive solitaire diamond.
Schwarzenegger also shared the same photo to social media, alongside the sweet caption, "My sweet love. Wouldn’t want to live this life with anyone but you ♥️💍."
Rumors of their relationship began in June when the pair were spotted having a picnic on Father's Day 2018. Since June, the two have been seen together several times in Los Angeles, and Pratt finally confirmed the relationship just a month ago, posting a collage of photos to Instagram in honor of Schwarzenegger's birthday. On December 13, he shared the images with the sweet caption, "Happy Birthday Chief! Your smile lights up the room. I’ve cherished our time together. Thrilled God put you in my life.
Thankful for the laughs, kisses, talks, hikes, love and care.♥️🍾🎉🎂."
Pratt was previously married to Anna Faris for eight years, until they announced their separation in August 2017. But like many other Hollywood couples of late, Pratt and Faris vowed to have an amicable divorce in an effort to coparent their six-year-old son Jack. (In November news broke that the couple even agreed to live within five miles of each other until Jack completed the sixth grade.) Ever the modern family, Pratt and Schwarzenegger were spotted together on Halloween trick-or-treating with Jack, Faris and Faris's new significant other.
The Guardians of the Galaxy star has previously spoken openly about the hardships of divorce and how he and Faris are maintaining a friendship.
"Divorce sucks,” Pratt said in an interview with EW. “But at the end of the day, we’ve got a great kid who’s got two parents who love him very much. And we’re finding a way to navigate this while still remaining friends and still being kind to one another. It’s not ideal, but yeah, I think both of us are actually probably doing better.”
And it seems Faris agrees. On Monday, the actress reacted to her ex-husband's relationship news by commenting on his Instagram. "I'm so happy for you both!! Congratulations!" she penned. She also revealed on a new episode of her podcast that she first learned of the engagement when Pratt texted her the news—and her response may be proof that Faris is the best (and most unconventional ex-wife) ever.
"Chris texted me this morning and he was like, ‘I proposed to Katherine last night.’ And I was like, ‘Ahh, that’s amazing,’” Faris said, per Just Jared. "And I texted him back like, ‘I just wanted to remind you I’m an ordained minister.’ I’m not very good at it...."
Faris continued, sharing her best wishes for the new couple. “I’m so happy for them,” she said. “I knew that it was gonna happen and I love her and I love him and I’m just so happy that they found each other.”