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Arnold Schwarzenegger Had Some Truly Kind Words About His Daughter Katherine’s Engagement to Chris Pratt

LOS ANGELES, CA - SEPTEMBER 08: Actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his daughter Katherine attend Trust Your Senses At DVF for Fashion's Night Out on September 8, 2011 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/Getty Images for DVF)

Arnold approves. Multi-hyphenate Arnold Schwarzenegger will soon be accepting a new role as father of the bride following his daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger’s recent engagement to Chris Pratt.

This week, Schwarzenegger Sr. sat down with Mario Lopez on Extra to share his thoughts about the rather surprising engagement—and any updates about the couple.

“That was really fantastic,” Arnold, 71, said Thursday. “She is so happy, they both are so happy. As I said to him, he is such a likable guy. I love Chris—he’s fantastic.”

It was known that Pratt had approached both of his girlfriend’s parents, Arnold and Maria Shriver, prior to proposing in their new home.

“He’s a wonderful guy,” Arnold said of the gesture. “They both look really great together, they’re both happy together, so I wish them both the best of luck.”

Shriver briefly touched on her daughter’s engagement this month while appearing on the Today show. “She’s super happy,” the I’ve Been Thinking author said of Katherine. “And gave me very strict instructions not to talk about it. She said, ‘It’s not your moment.’ I’m like, ‘I’m clear.’ I gave her that line!”

Pratt announced his engagement on January 14, sharing a picture of his new fiancee embracing him with her ring up front and center. They are reportedly planning for a wedding this summer. It will be the first marriage for the bride and the second for the Guardians of the Galaxy actor.

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Esther Lee
Esther Lee
Esther is the Senior News Editor at The Knot. A self-proclaimed pop culture enthusiast, she appreciates a good celebrity interview just as much as she adores Nancy Meyers movies. You can find her kicking off her mornings with barre and a green juice, traveling and exploring new cultures, and rapidly scrolling her feed for the latest and greatest news. Follow her on Instagram and Twitter at @theestherlee.