“Means So Much to My Family”: Arnold’s Daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger Credits Husband Chris Pratt for Helping Kennedy Family’s Legacy

Published 12/01/2022, 4:15 PM EST
LOS ANGELES, CA – OCTOBER 30: (L-R) Christina Schwarzenegger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver and Katherine Schwarzenegger attend the premiere of National Geographic’s “The Long Road Home” at Royce Hall on October 30, 2017 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Emma McIntyre/Getty Images)

Arnold Schwarzenegger and his family have a long history of involvement with the Special Olympics. They have generated funds and spread awareness about giving equal opportunities to intellectually disabled athletes. Now, the son-in-law of the Schwarzenegger family, Chris Pratt, has become a part of the legacy. 

Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt tied the knot in 2019 and the MCU’s ‘Star-Lord’ has been an active member of the Special Olympics committee for the past year. In a recent Instagram story, Katherine Schwarzenegger applauded her husband’s contribution to the global cause. 


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Katherine Schwarzenegger acknowledges Chris Pratt’s contribution to Special Olympics

Chris Pratt promoted the ‘Special Olympics’ event along with Equestrian Jumping athlete Nicholas Leroy. He posted a photo with Leroy and appealed to the audience to contribute to the global cause.

Katherine reposted it on her story and acknowledged Nicholas’ hard work in organizing the event. She was also delighted by Chris Pratt’s contribution to highlighting the event. “So proud of the work special Olympics is doing and Chris Pratt for helping to highlight the amazing work,” she wrote. 


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Katherine also asked her friends to contribute and participate in events related to the Special Olympics. She added, “let’s all fight for a world where people with intellectual disabilities can try new things.”

Schwarzenegger’s family has deep roots with the Special Olympics

Besides praising Pratt and Leroy, Katherine Schwarzenegger informed her fans why she has been so involved with the Special Olympics. She wrote, I am also supporting the Special Olympics, a cause that means so much to my family.” 

These exact words were also present in Pratt’s Giving Tuesday tweets.


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The Special Olympics has always been a huge part of Katherine’s life, as her grandmother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, founded the organization.

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In 2021, actor Chris Pratt and author Katherine Schwarzenegger were appointed as the Special Olympics Global Ambassadors.

The couple has advocated the creation of such platforms for people with special needs. So far, both Chris and Katherine have received appreciation from the athletes and audience. Currently, it seems like both are doing a great job, but it would be crucial to see how far they can take the legacy. 



Shivam Sharma

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Shivam Sharma is a US Sports author for EssentiallySports. With a Bachelor's degree in Journalism, he has previously worked as a writer and an anchor for Navbharat Today, penning down and explaining issues around sports, politics, and international relations. He is an admirer of Virat Kohli for the passion that he brings to the field.

Edited By: Pritam Priyedarshi