Chris Pratt & Katherine Schwarzenegger went to church with his son, kissed after

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Looks like things are heating up between Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger. The new couple were spotted kissing at an LA-area ice cream spot, with Chris’ adorable son Jack in tow. The pair had attended church before grabbing lunch at SoHo House and enjoying a sweet treat afterwards. As a Catholic-raised lady, I know that taking a date to church was a big deal, so this relationship is definitely getting past the “casual dating” phase.

Chris and Katherine, who were reportedly set up by her mom, Maria Shriver, have been dating for a while. TMZ poste tdhe first pics of them together while on a picnic in Santa Monica last month.

A source revealed to Entertainment Tonight that the pair have “gotten serious, quickly,” adding that, “[They] went from casually dating to spending much more time together. Chris and Katherine have introduced one another to their family and friends, and have been almost inseparable when they are free.” As for introducing Katherine to Jack, the source noted that it was a “big step” for Chris because, “Until he knew it was more than just casual, he wasn’t introducing Jack to anyone.”

I did a little poking around, and there’s more to Katherine than her famous last name. She’s a lifestyle author and blogger, but before you just dismiss her as some sort of GOOP wannabe, she has done some good, inspiring her readers with profiles of successful female entrepreneurs and helping raise awareness for animal charities, such as the Santa Barbara Humane Society. Yes, she’s an animal lover and advocate and yes, I’m aware Chris hasn’t had the best track record as far as animals are concerned. Let’s hope this means he’s turning over a new leaf in that regard.

It seems like both Chris and his ex, Anna Faris, have moved on but are still good parents to Jack. I am okay with this union and I hope Katherine will be a good influence on Chris when it comes to any future animal companions.

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  1. LT says:

    I posted this on the other post about this – the standard advice is to date someone for a year (yes, a YEAR) before introducing them to your children. Date all you want, but please keep the kids out of it for a good long while.

    • Redgrl says:

      I guess his good bro buddy James Gunn wasn’t available to babysit 😳…

    • Lindy says:

      Yeah, completely. I was divorced for well over a year before I started dating again (I needed to focus on growing my career and making sure my kiddo was doing ok, plus therapy for us both). And then I dated my now 2nd husband for 11 months before he first met my son, and another 2 months of a slow, gradual getting-to-know-you phase.

      There was no way, after ending a dysfunctional and abusive marriage to my son’s father, that I was going to risk putting my son in a situation with another man who may or may not be as wonderful as I first thought and who may or may not be there long term. Luckily for us, we’re all really happy and our blended family works really well.

      I just feel for Pratt’s son, who’s having to deal with a lot of change in short order. That’s not fair to him.

      • LT says:

        Yes, exactly. I’m sorry about your ex husband and glad that your blended family is working out well.

        My fiancé and I waited 11 months before introducing the kids and another 2.5 years before tying the knot (not exactly on purpose – it’s just worked out that way). It’s been so good for the kids, particularly his, to have things move slowly. Kids get attached and they get hurt if the relationship doesn’t work out. Why make things messy when you are still figuring out if YOU like the person enough to take it to the next level?

        Although I use it to describe my family, “blended” family is a misleading term because it implies that families can mix right away. “Crock pot” families would be a better term – it takes time for all of the ingredients to mix and work well together. Rushing it does NOT help.

  2. Aang says:

    I clicked just to see what she looks like. Very pretty. She is lucky she got the best of both parents, that combo could have resulted in something far less appealing. Chris Pratt seems like a jerk, here’s hoping she is a positive influence. I’m guessing she’s the type of catholic that is more into social justice than policing sex lives.

    • Holly hobby says:

      All the Shriver Schwarzenegger children are beautiful. That combo of genes apparently worked in their favor

  3. R says:

    They have the same eyes.

  4. Maya says:

    Chris is cancelled so disappointed that Katherine is dating him..

    • K-Peace says:

      I feel the same way. I can’t stand this douche. His attitude towards & treatment of animals is deplorable.

  5. perplexed says:

    Huh. Maria Shriver has …interesting taste, I guess.

    He’s not the first person who would come to mind if I was trying to set up a daughter with him. I expect criticism to come my way for saying this, I suppose.

    She’s very pretty. I wouldn’t have guessed she’d wind up with delicate features.

    • Esmom says:

      Yeah, I wondered how/why Shriver decided he’d be good for her. I guess the situation sort of mirrors her own with Arnold. And look how well that turned out, lol.

  6. Lucy2 says:

    She’s very pretty. Glad she’s using her platform for promoting some good things.
    I used to really like him from Parks & Rec, but the more I got to know about him, the less I liked him. Hopefully he does learn from her animal advocacy.

  7. tracking says:

    She’s too good for him.

  8. Kaz says:

    Curious how people keep going on about Jonas and Priyanka Chopra’s age difference but I don’t hear a peep about this couple’s age difference. Not to mention that Pratt has a child so that makes things even trickier.

    • Aang says:

      How old are they?

    • Tanesha86 says:

      Well the age difference is exactly the same so I see your point but in all fairness I find both couplings unsettling for different reasons. I think Chris Pratt is a grade A douche, Katherine is way too good for him. And Nick Jonas, he still seems like a child to me so I don’t find him physically attractive at all. I think Priyanka would make a better couple with Chris Pine. I would definitely ship them together.

      • lucy2 says:

        Yeah I think that Jonas guy seems a lot younger than he is, I think that’s what weirds me out. 11 years is significant, but probably not that big a deal if both people are at similar places in their lives.

    • Rachel S. says:

      It’s about social norms. Throughout history when there has been a large age gap between partners it always involved a young woman and an older man, for quite a few people seeing the opposite (older woman, younger man) it’s like seeing a woman in public who hasn’t removed their body hair, lol. Plus, society greatly exaggerates the emotional gap between women and men. I know plenty of irresponsible women and have come across young guys who actually have their shit together, it’s all about what you want to see.

    • Got says:

      Yes this! No they are an odd couple or she looks so young urgh

  9. Tiffany says:

    I now officially question Maria’s judgment

  10. Mabs A'Mabbin says:

    He’s using her to dig himself out of the animal-hater hole. I betcha.