Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger's Cutest Relationship Moments
The couple was first spotted together in June 2018, and recently welcomed their first child, a girl
Mom Knows Best
The two were first been spotted out together on Father's Day 2018, but Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger continued with a steady stream of dates — all thanks to the Schwarzenegger's mom, Maria Shriver. "Maria helped set them up," a source told PEOPLE that June, adding, “It’s still new."
We All Scream for Ice Cream
The pair was seen out for a date in late July 2018 along with Pratt's then-5-year-old son Jack, according to pictures obtained by the Daily Mail. The two even snuck in a sweet kiss while grabbing ice cream with Jack after attending church service.
Pratt and the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver got cozy as they walked around with Jack and wrapped their arms around each other a few times. They were also seen making his son laugh outside the ice cream shop.
It's 'Getting More Serious'
Pratt and Schwarzenegger continued getting stronger — and spending more quality time with his son. The pair was spotted out and about for the second time in a week with Jack, whom Pratt shares with ex Anna Faris. A source told PEOPLE the repeated sightings were normal for these two as they were spending more and more time together. "They are spending every day together and Katherine has met Jack several times," the source said. "They seem to be getting more serious."
Guess Who's Coming to Lunch?
The actor grabbed dinner with his new girlfriend and her family on Aug. 5, 2018. Her brother Patrick Schwarzenegger posted a video from the meal on his Instagram Story where Pratt and Katherine were seated at the end of the table.
The family gathering came after Pratt and Katherine were spotted leaving church together earlier in the day. The two were all smiles as they said goodbye to friends before hopping in Pratt’s Tesla and heading out.
Good Vibes Only
Six days later, the new couple stepped out for a casual date in Los Angeles. "They went on a church date,” a source told PEOPLE, adding that after the service at Zoe Church ended, they headed to Beauty & Essex for dinner where they shared dishes like the Tomato Soup Dumplings, Thai Shrimp, Tuna Poke and Filet with their group of friends. “They were in high spirits,” the source added of Pratt and Schwarzenegger.
As of Labor Day weekend, the couple's summer romance was still in full bloom as sources said the two continued to grow closer to each other by the day.
“It’s only been a couple of months, but they’re both serious about the relationship and hopeful for the future,” a source close to the couple told PEOPLE. “Chris doesn’t just date to date, and neither does Katherine. She’s very excited.”
Though Pratt’s rep denied a report of an engagement, “Chris and Katherine are very happy together,” said the source close to them. “They’re very compatible and have a lot in common.”
“Family is very important to both of them, as well as their spirituality,” added the insider. “She’s very, very sweet and maternal and great with his son.”
Cheers to Love
The pair enjoyed a weekend filled with sunshine and wine just after Labor Day 2018 at the Round Pond Estate winery in Napa, California. Their Saturday was well spent, sipping on the local vino with friends — including Pratt’s brother, Cully — and posing together for a series of photos. The winery shared photos of the afternoon to Instagram, adding that the two were "every bit as warm and hilarious as you’d think!"
A Blended Halloween
Pratt's son Jack had one special Halloween with Dad, mom Anna Faris — and the former couple's new significant others.
The happy group was seen smiling and laughing all together as they all walked around in costume. Jack was covered head-to-toe in a ninja costume, while Pratt and girlfriend Schwarzenegger matched as Vikings.
Faris' cinematographer boyfriend Michael Barrett seemed to be dressed as Daenarys from Game of Thrones while Faris looked like a modern-day Snow White.
Jack and Schwarzenegger also carried matching bright orange pumpkins to collect their candy in during the fun outing.
The Future Is Bright
On Nov. 7, 2018, the same day that Pratt and Faris settled their divorce, the Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom actor was spotted out and about with his new lady love. The couple seemed to be in good spirits as they smiled on their outing.
A source told PEOPLE that while the relationship was still relatively new, an engagement could be right around the corner.
"They’re such a great fit together," the insider said. "It’s only been a few months but Chris and Katherine are both very serious about the relationship and their friends wouldn’t be surprised if they got engaged sooner rather than later."
After lunch with her parents and Thanksgiving with the family, Pratt made some time for some potential future brotherly bonding on Dec. 11, 2018, at a basketball game with Schwarzenegger's younger brother Patrick. The two sat courtside for the L.A. Clippers game against the New York Knicks after being spotted out and about in L.A. that evening, and looked to be having a great time together.
"You can tell Chris knows Katherine’s family really well," a source told PEOPLE. "Chris always seems very comfortable around her family. It’s like he is part of the family."
Pratt made their relationship social media official by publicly raving about his girlfriend for the first time in honor of her 29th birthday on Dec. 13.
"Happy Birthday Chief! Your smile lights up the room. I’ve cherished our time together," he captioned his sweet collage.
"Thrilled God put you in my life. Thankful for the laughs, kisses, talks, hikes, love and care," Pratt concluded his sweet message.
After helping his girlfriend move homes over the weekend of Jan. 11, 2019, Pratt made a big announcement on Instagram on Jan. 14: they're engaged!
"Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!" he wrote alongside the cuddly pic. "I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!"
Shortly after announcing their engagement, it was revealed that the bride- and groom-to-be are living together in west Los Angeles.
“Since they started dating, Katherine has taken Chris to all of her favorite neighborhood places,” an insider told PEOPLE. “And Chris clearly likes her neighborhood.”
Pratt's ex Anna Faris also lives in the 'hood; per the couple's divorce settlement, they agreed to live no more than five miles apart until their son Jack finishes sixth grade.
A Full Future
While promoting Lego Movie 2: The Second Part in January, Pratt opened up about his life goals to Entertainment Tonight.
“The future? Oh. Lots of kids,” he said.
The actor also said he wants to work less. “Maybe less time spent working, more time spent enjoying life,” he told ET. “I always want to be that guy that works to live, not lives to work. I think [I want to spend] just a lot of time at the farm and a lot of time catching a lot of fish and seeing lots of sunsets.”
Getting Their Hands Dirty
Speaking of the farm, the Washington space is where Pratt often shares Instagrams from, and where his fiancée spent a lot of time following their engagement.
The two often post photos of the actor's adorable sheep and other small animals, joking about his Hollywood status ("I literally cut my hand today i think, on a lamb," Pratt once wrote) and dropping knowledge about the creatures' habits.
With sources telling PEOPLE the couple is likely planning an intimate fall or winter wedding, Schwarzenegger opened up about the process in a March 2019 interview with ET.
“I feel like we’re all really involved in wedding planning,” she said at the premiere of the IMAX film Superpower Dogs. “I think that, you know, for me my family is very involved. I’m very involved, [Chris is] very involved … So it’s a great combination of everything and just a really exciting and fun [time].”
She added, “I’m very happy in all areas of my life and I feel really blessed and really lucky.”
Red Carpet Realness
“You can tell today is the happiest day for Katherine. She hasn’t stopped smiling. And Chris seems giddy with excitement,” a source said. “The venue is beautiful. Lots of flowers and greenery everywhere. It’s a very romantic setting for a wedding.”
Guests in attendance included his 6-year-old son Jack, her siblings — brothers Patrick and Christopher as well as sister Christina — and close friend Rob Lowe and his sons Johnny and Matthew.
Baby on the Way!
Amid the coronavirus pandemic, on April 25, 2020, PEOPLE confirmed some big news: the couple is expecting!
The baby on the way will be The Gift of Forgiveness author’s first child and will join Pratt's son Jack with ex Anna Faris (who in February, confirmed she's engaged to cinematographer Michael Barrett).
Welcome Baby Lyla!
"We are beyond thrilled to announce the birth of our daughter, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt," Chris captioned an Instagram post of his baby daughter's hand on Aug. 10, 2020. "We couldn’t be happier. Both mom and baby are doing great. We are extremely blessed. Love Katherine and Chris."
"They knew they were having a girl and were thrilled about it. Kat had a good pregnancy and she is hoping for a quick recovery. So far, so good," a source told PEOPLE. "She is going through all the first-time mom emotions. She is extremely happy, but a bit tired and overwhelmed. Chris keeps being amazing though. It's comforting for Kat that he is already a dad and understands how it is to have a newborn."