Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger were reportedly set up by her mother Maria Shriver
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger were set up on a date by none other than the actress' mother Maria Shriver
Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger were spotted on a date on Father's Day, but it turns out that it wasn't the first time the pair had been out on a romantic getaway.
A source close to the couple told People that the pair has been on “multiple dates”. In fact, it was Katherine's mother, Maria Shriver who played the part of cupid in their relationship. “Maria helped set them up,” the source revealed adding “It’s still new.”
The news about the pair dating started swirling when they were spotted enjoying a picnic date in Santa Barbara, California on June 17. Katherine was spotted wearing a casual black hoodie and pants paired with a white T-shirt and sneakers, while Chris was seen wearing jeans, a blue shirt, and a green jacket, as pictured by The Daily Mail. The couple seemed to enjoy spending time with each other as they were photographed sharing food and having moments where they would burst into laughter.
Chris hasn't been seeing anyone ever since the actor announced his split from his estranged wife, Anna Farris last year. The pair announced their split in a joint statement which they released on their social media accounts.
"We tried hard for a long time, and we’re really disappointed. Our son has two parents who love him very much and for his sake, we want to keep this situation as private as possible moving forward," they wrote at that time.
While Chris and Katherine enjoyed their date, Anna was with son, Jack, and boyfriend, Michael Barrett. Even though Anna and Chris have filed for divorce, they make sure they put their son as their number one priority.
Time and again they have spoken about their friendship and how they have managed their co-parenting skills after the split. "We have a great friendship. We really do. And we always have," Anna said during a radio interview on SiriusXM Hits 1. "And yeah, it’s always tough to envision your future as one thing, but I think there’s a lot of love."
Meanwhile, even though Chris has been open about how "divorce sucks" he often makes sure that he is there for his son. "But at the end of the day, we've got a great kid who's got two parents who love him very much," Pratt said at the time.
"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."
In the interview, Anna mentioned how seeing Chris be with their son has helped better their relationship. "He's surrounded by so much love. We constantly reinforce what a great kid he is. I think the key is surrounding him with a lot of joy and happiness, which he has a ton of," she said. "I think it's those small moments in life when your kid says something funny or like for me, I love what I do so I get a kick out of feeling like I nailed a joke well. And family and friends!"