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Tracy Wright For Dailymail.com


Published:
23:52 GMT, 14 January 2019

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Updated:
03:34 GMT, 15 January 2019

They announced their engagement on Sunday after dating for a mere seven months.

And Chris Pratt reportedly asked Katherine Schwarzenegger’s parents for ‘permission’ before dropping to one knee and proposing to the 29-year-old author, according to US Weekly.

The 39-year-old Jurassic World actor asked for Katherine’s hand in marriage with a massive diamond ring, which has been rumored to cost at least six figures.

Nice: Chris Pratt reportedly asked Katherine Schwarzenegger’s parents for ‘permission’ before dropping to one knee and proposing to the 29-year-old author, according to US Weekly; seen in June in Santa Monica, California

‘Chris asked for Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s permission around Christmas,’ the insider explained. ‘Maria helped him with the proposal.’

Shortly after sharing their joy on Instagram, Chris took to Facebook to admit they would have preferred to ‘have kept this secret for as long as possible,’ but lamented their status in the public eye. 

Arnold, 71, was spotted while out for lunch on Monday in Los Angeles, but didn’t comment on Katherine’s engagement. 

Father of the fiancee: Arnold Schwarzenegger is shown on Monday while out for lunch in Los Angeles after reportedly being asked for ‘permission’ to marry his daughter

Maria however celebrated the engagement as she commented on her future son-in-law’s Instagram post: ‘Congratulations to two loving kind caring thoughtful Spiritual people. We are so happy for you you are blessed as is everyone who knows you yes let’s go.’

She also posted on Katherine’s announcement: ‘love you enjoy this next chapter make it fun you are so loved’. 

The sparkling diamond engagement ring appears to be ‘six or seven carats’, according to Page Six.

‘Chris asked for Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger’s permission around Christmas,’ the insider explained. ‘Maria helped him with the proposal’; shown in November 2005 in LA

‘Depending on the quality and specific characteristics of the center diamond, we estimate the cost of the ring at approximately $150,000 to $250,000 or more,’ Kathryn Money told the publication.   

Money believed the stone is ‘elongated cushion-cut or oval-shaped diamond in a delicate solitaire setting.’

Pratt announced their engagement with a sweet photo of the couple shared to his Instagram account.

Darling: Pratt announced their engagement with a sweet photo of the couple shared to his Instagram account

‘Sweet Katherine, so happy you said yes! I’m thrilled to be marrying you,’ he captioned the image. ‘Proud to live boldly in faith with you. Here we go!’ 

She shared the same photo to her social media followers, with the caption, ‘My sweet love. Wouldn’t want to live this life with anyone but you.’ 

The Avengers star and the author – who is the daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver – have been dating since June 2018 and confirmed their romance a month later when they were pictured at church with Chris’ son Jack, six.

Chris shares Jack with his ex-wife, actress Anna Faris, 42, who he split from in August 2017 after eight years of marriage.

The former couple finalized their divorce just three months ago in October 2018.

Happiness: The Avengers star and the author have been dating since June 2018. Pratt shared a sweet compilation of his future bride to his Instagram on her birthday in December

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