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“He Didn’t Try and Pick Me”: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Daughter Recalls First-Meeting With Husband Chris Pratt

Published 02/18/2023, 6:30 AM EST

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Valentine’s day may have come and gone for many, but Katherine Schwarzenegger’s love for her husband shines through and through. The daughter of The Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver has been leading a joyous marital life with Hollywood superstar Chris Pratt. Love always seems to be in the air for the couple, as Katherine recently recalled the beginnings of their relationship.

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In an interview with Drew Barrymore, Katherine sat down to talk about her family, her books, and the constant of her life, her husband. While she had a candid chat with the talk show host, she remembered the first time she met Pratt. Where did the couple lock eyes with each other first? What happened next? Let’s find out!

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Unlike usual couples who would meet through common friends, family, or even dating apps, Katherine and Chris bonded over their faith. The couple who are now parents to two daughters—Lyla and Eloise—married in 2019. Speaking about her husband and her love for him, Katherine talked about how their first meeting was not how everyone expected it to be.

Turns out, dressing up in one’s Sunday best could lead to finding one’s soulmate. The couple met at the church for the first time. Recalling the moment she saw Pratt, Katherine spoke about how their relationship wasn’t instantaneous but had gradually blossomed over time.


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Speaking to Barrymore, the NY Times bestselling author confessed that Pratt didn’t try his moves in the church. She recalled, “Yeah! it was very sweet but, he didn’t like try and pick me up in church. Everybody’s always like how did that happen”. All’s well that ends well because the couple eventually got together and have been celebrating their love for over three years now. Pratt is now an adored member of the Schwarzenegger family and often has some playful banter with his father-in-law, Arnold Schwarzenegger.


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Arnold Schwarzenegger doubts his strength in front of his son-in-law

Both Hollywood stars have played some of the most iconic roles of all time. Whether it’s The Terminator or the protagonist from the Guardians of the Galaxy, the actors are well-built and take care of their physique to its fullest. However, there was one time when Schwarzenegger doubted his strength.

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In a conversation with Jimmy Kimmel, Schwarzenegger confessed that he bench-pressed less than his son-in-law since he had injured his shoulders back then. Therefore, he felt that Pratt would be stronger. Even though he might feel like a weaker candidate, Arnold is now a proud father, father-in-law, and grandfather.

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Radha Iyer

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Radha Iyer is working as a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. She has a Master's degree in Media and Communications from Pandit Deendayal Energy University. Radha has worked as a content writer for over a year.

Edited By: Jahnabi Choudhury