On Monday Chris Pratt publicly announced his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger, his girlfriend of nearly 9-months, to the world via Instagram. The engagement announcement comes over a year after Pratt and his ex-wife of eight years, Anna Faris, officially filed for divorce back in 2017. Though a speedy engagement is all the rage right now, friends of the couple knew early on that marriage was in the cards for Pratt and Schwarzenegger, which makes the announcement perhaps feel slightly less sudden.
From an amicable divorce dinners with the Schwarzenegger family to today’s announcement, here is a definitive timeline of Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger’s whirlwind romance.
August 6, 2017 – Chris publicly announces his separation from Anna Faris.
After eight years of marriage, Chris and Anna decide to legally separate from each other. Both took to social media to make the public announcement, stating that they will always love and respect each other and make sure that their 6-year-old son, Jack, is kept out of it.
October 18, 2017 – Anna has a new boyfriend.
Two months after announcing their split, Anna is seen out and about with Michael Barrett, the 47-year-old cinematographer she met on set while filming Overboard.
December 1, 2017 – Chris and Anna file for divorce.
A leaked document of Chris and Anna’s divorce papers circulates around the internet. The document cites ‘irreconcilable differences’ as the cause for their separation, though the former couple pair remained amicable.
June 17, 2018 – Chris is spotted with Katherine Schwarzenegger for the first time.
For the first time since filing for divorce, Chris is seen on a cute picnic date with 29-year-old author Katherine Schwarzenegger.
June 28, 2018 – Sources reveal Chris and Katherine were actually dating for months before their picnic date.
Though their picnic date photos were the first official photos released of them out together, a source close to Chris and Katherine said that the two were quietly going out for months. “It’s still very new between Chris and Katherine but the picnic was not their first date. They have been on multiple low key dates and have been talking consistently for the last two months or so,” E! reported.
July 29, 2018 – Chris and Katherine are spotted kissing in public.
After attending church with Katherine and his son Jack, Chris took the two out for some ice cream and shared a few kisses with his new lover.
August 5, 2018 – Chris goes out to dinner with Katherine’s family.
Katherine’s brother, Patrick Schwarzenegger, posted a video to his Instagram stories that shows Chris out with their family for a casual dinner, according to PEOPLE. In the video, Chris and Katherine are all smiles, laughing at something a member of the Schwarzenegger family does towards the end of the dinner table.
September 14, 2018 – Rumors circulate that Chris and Katherine might get engaged soon.
A source told PEOPLE that the pair is becoming serious very quickly, and that Chris is likely to pop the question soon. “They’re such a great fit together,” the source explained. “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. Katherine has spent time with Chris’ family and they all love her too. She fits in really well with them and vice versa.”
November 2, 2018 – Chris and Anna are officially divorced.
Chris and Anna are officially divorced after filing their papers in December 2017. Chris and Anna now share legal custody of their son and formally agreed to live within a five-mile radius of one another at least until Jack enters sixth grade.
December 13, 2018 – Chris and Katherine become Instagram official.
In a relationship power move, Chris finally lets the world know that he and Katherine are officially dating with a sweet photo collage of the two posted to Instagram on her birthday. “Thrilled God put you in my life,” he wrote in the caption. “Thankful for the laughs, kisses, talks, hikes, love and care.”
January 14, 2018 – Chris and Katherine are engaged!
Chris took to Instagram to announce his engagement to Katherine, sharing a picture of the two in a loving embrace that provides a clear look at his fianceé’s square cut diamond ring. “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 post racked up nearly 3 million likes, with celebrity friends and fans congratulating him on the engagement.
January 14, 2018 – Anna responds to the engagement announcement.
Anna graciously congratulates the couple on their new engagement like the classy woman that she is. “I’m so happy for you both. Congratulations!” she commented, further proving that her and Chris have maintained a healthy friendship following their divorce.
March 16, 2019 – Wedding planning moves along
Just two short months after they first announced their engagement, plans for the couple’s wedding are well underway.
March 28, 2019 – The wedding reportedly keeps getting pushed back
“Katherine is taking her time with planning the wedding,” a source told E! News. “Katherine and Chris have talked about a winter wedding, they are just really busy to plan anything sooner than that but plans are still fluid.”
April 27, 2019 – Pratt attends his bride-to-be’s bridal shower
Katherine’s mother, Maria Shriver, threw her a bridal shower, where her father, Arnold Schwarzenegger, also made an appearance. Pratt showed up, too. A source told E! News that Katherine “looked stunning in a white skirt and fitted tank top with beaded fringe. Her hair was clipped back on one side.”
June 8, 2019 – The couple ties the knot
Katherine and Chris get married, despite reports that they were pushing back their wedding planning. They had an intimate ceremony at San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito, California.
“The venue is beautiful,” a source told People. “Lots of flowers and greenery everywhere. It’s a very romantic setting for a wedding. “The whole family took wedding photos, including her parents Maria [Shriver] and Arnold [Schwarzenegger]. Everyone just looked so happy.”
March 10, 2020 – E! reports the couple are planning to start a family
“Katherine and Chris have been very open about wanting kids soon,” a source told E! News. And this wasn’t the first time Pratt talked about starting a family with this new wife. “The future? Oh. Lots of kids,” he told Entertainment Tonight last January. “Maybe less time spent working, more time spent enjoying life.”
April 25, 2020 – The couple is expecting their first child together
People confirms with multiple sources that Chris and Katherine are expecting their first baby together. Chris has a seven-year-old son, Jack, with his ex-wife, Anna Faris, and he has spoken about how loving Katherine is to Jack as his stepmother.
“My heart, my soul, my son I feel are all so safe with her, he told E! in February. “She’s a great stepmom. She’s, God willing, going to be a great mom one day. She’s got great parents, great siblings, she fills in all my many deficits.”