Chris Pratt during an interview last August at the Fellow Bar in Los Angeles, where he met with disabled athletes as part of the nonprofit group Achilles International. He announced his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger on Instagram on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/Jeff Turner)

Chris Pratt during an interview last August at the Fellow Bar in Los Angeles, where he met with disabled athletes as part of the nonprofit group Achilles International. He announced his engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger on Instagram on Jan. 13. (AP Photo/Jeff Turner)

Chris Pratt announces engagement to Katherine Schwarzenegger

The actor, a Lake Stevens High grad, is set to join the family of the former California governor.

By Emily Heil / The Washington Post

Actor Chris Pratt, who grew up in Lake Stevens, and Katherine Schwarzenegger are engaged after a whirlwind (in other words, that was fast!) romance.

“Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes!” Pratt wrote on Instagram. “I’m thrilled to be marrying you. Proud to go boldly in faith with you. Here we go!”

The message accompanied a photo of the couple embracing, a large engagement ring on her finger.

Photos first turned up in tabloids last summer of “Jurassic World” star Pratt, 39, and Schwarzenegger, 29. She is the daughter of former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and journalist Maria Shriver. A sweet courtship was chronicled on social media and through paparazzi pics: church dates, ice cream runs and meet-the-fam dinners.

It will be the first marriage for Schwarzenegger, an author. It will be the second for Pratt, who split from actress Anna Faris, who was raised in Edmonds, in 2017. The former couple have a 6-year-old son.

Pratt has raised major money for the Lake Stevens Boys & Girls Club. When it opened, it was named the Dan Pratt Memorial Teen Center, in honor of Chris Pratt’s deceased father.

Herald staff contributed to this report.

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