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Katherine Schwarzenegger's Mom Maria Shriver Gives Advice on 'Everything'

Katherine Schwarzenegger's Mom Maria Shriver Gives Advice on 'Everything'© Stefanie Keenan/Getty Images Katherine Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver.

Words of wisdom! Katherine Schwarzenegger has always looked to her mother, Maria Shriver, for guidance.

“My mom always offers me a huge amount of advice with everything that I do,” the “The Dog That Changed Me” sponsored by PEDIGREE podcast host, 29, told Us Weekly exclusively on Tuesday, May 14. “Both of my parents are really, really amazing with that,” she added, shouting outArnold Schwarzenegger.

The Rock What You’ve Got author went on to say, “I feel really lucky that with whatever books I do, or book tour that I go on, or a podcast or interview, they’ve always been really supportive of me and making sure that I’m really prepared and that I feel comfortable and confident in whatever I’m talking about. … So that helps a lot.”

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In terms of her podcast specifically, Katherine has looked to Shriver, who she watched “have conversations with people she knows really well to people that are complete strangers” growing up. The journalist now hosts has a podcast, “Meaningful Conversations,” and Chris Pratt’s fiancée learned from her before launching her own.

She looked up to her fiancé’s ex-wife, Anna Faris, as well! “[Anna] has an incredibly successful podcast [‘Unqualified’]. I really admire all the work that she’s done, and she’s definitely an expert at it,” the California native told Us. “Learning from her is another huge gift. I have such great people in my life that I’m able to learn from in all different areas of life and, and she’s definitely somebody that I look up to in the podcast world.”

The Guardians of the Galaxy actor, 39, and the Mom star, 42, split in August 2017. They share 6-year-old son Jack. Pratt and Katherine started seeing each other in the summer of 2018, and he got down on one knee in January.

The first five episodes of “The Dog That Changed Me” are available to stream now on Spotify, iTunes and Stitcher and the remaining four will be released on Monday, May 20.

With reporting by Taylor Ferber

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger: A Timeline of Their Relationship:

Chris Pratt




Anna Faris

broke fans’ hearts, but the Parks and Recreation alum found another shot at love with

Katherine Schwarzenegger

, and the duo are headed to the altar! Get a full accounting of this whirlwind romance with the photo gallery below.

Feeling the Love

In July 2018, a source exclusively told Us Weekly the couple had met through Schwarzenegger’s mother, Maria Shriver. “They’re dating. It’s new,” the source added. “They’re really into each other.”

Braving the Terminator

The Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom actor met up with his potential future father-in-law in November 2018 when he and Katherine had breakfast with Arnold Schwarzenegger and the Terminator star’s longtime girlfriend, Heather Milligan.

Save the Date?

“They’ll be engaged soon,” a source said of the couple in a November 2018 issue of Us Weekly, noting that Pratt is already turning down work “so he can spend time with her.”

Thrilled and Thankful

The Lego Movie 2 star posted a romantic message on Instagram in honor of his girlfriend’s 29th birthday in December 2018. “I’ve cherished our time together,” he wrote. “Thrilled God put you in my life. Thankful for the laughs, kisses, talks, hikes, love and care.”


Pratt announced the couple’s engagement on January 13, 2019, sharing a photo that showed him and Schwarzenegger embracing as she showed off her huge engagement 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 Guardians of the Galaxy star captioned the pic along with a ring emoji, praying hands and a red heart.

Ready for Babies?

Pratt shared his plans to expand the couple’s family shortly after their engagement. “The future? Oh. Lots of kids,” he told Entertainment Tonight in January 2019. “Maybe less time spent working, more time spent enjoying life.” The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part star also hinted that he might retreat from the public eye. “I always wanted to be that guy that works to live, not lives to work,” he said. “I think [I want to spend] just a lot of time at the farm and a lot of time catching a lot of fish and seeing lots of sunsets.”

Wedding Plans

The Avengers: Infinity War star revealed exclusively to Us in February 2019 what the pair had in mind for their nuptials. “A little, you know, maybe fall, winter kind of thing and you know, we’ve got a lot to get done,” he noted.

The Next Move

The couple moved in together in February 2019. However, they faced a hilarious roadblock. “When you need to see if your stuff will fit in the new place but you forgot the tape measure,” Pratt captioned an Instagram collage of his bride-to-be stretched out in every room of the house.

Oh Happy Day

“Everything’s really exciting about it,” Schwarzenegger told Us exclusively in March 2019 of life with her fiancé. “It’s an exciting time in my life … [a very] blessed time in my life.” As for wedding plans, she explained: “We get everything done. I mean, we’re pretty good with time management so it works out really well.”

Red Carpet Debut

The betrothed duo walked their first red carpet together at the April 2019 Avengers: Endgame premiere in Los Angeles. They even wore coordinating outfits to the event: a Monique Lhuillier one-shoulder grey gown accented with black dots for her and a black tux with a grey-and-black tie for him.

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