News about Chris Pratt has been going viral lately for some reasons that revolve around his relationships and personal life. The Virginia-born actor has become famous for his stellar performances in a good number of quality films such as Guardians of the Galaxy and Jurassic World.
The following are the things you would love to know about Chris Pratt’s personal life.
Who Is Chris Pratt?
Pratt is a famous American actor who has received numerous awards for his roles in films and TV series. Born in Virginia, Minnesota, on June 21, 1979, Christopher Michael Pratt is the son of Daniel Clifton Pratt and Kathleen Louise. His father is of Norwegian, French, Canadian and German ancestry while his mother is Norwegian by birth.
Pratt was raised, alongside his siblings in Lake Stevens, Washington and he attended a local school where he picked up wrestling as his favorite sport. Chris is a college drop out, he left his studies halfway to work at Bubba Gump Shrimp as a waiter. There, at the age of 19, he was discovered by Rae Dawn Chong, an actress and movie director who was looking for someone to fit in as a lead character for her movie Cursed Part 3. This marked the beginning of his acting career.
His first regular TV role was in the drama series Everwood where he played as Harold Brighton “Bright” Abbott. He has landed many more roles since then. Chris Pratt’s net worth is estimated at $40 million. He was placed to earn about $10 million for his role in the 2018 science fiction adventure film, Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom.
His Wife and Son
Chris Pratt was married to Anna Faris, a super actress he met in 2007 while on the set for the comedy film Take Me Home Tonight. They got engaged in 2008 and finally tied the knot on July 9, 2009.
Faris is no new person in the world of entertainment. She is also a producer, author, and podcaster who became famous for her role in Scary Movies Films and the teen comedy film, The Hot Chick, to mention a few. Her role as Christy Plunkett in the 2013 CBS sitcom, Mom earned her much of the fame she is enjoying today.
Faris married Chris after divorcing actor Ben Indra. The marriage ceremony was held in Bali, Indonesia. They had their son in August 2012 and named him Jack. At birth, little Jack needed special care as he was premature. He was kept in the NICU for roughly a month before his parents took him home.
Divorce and New Girlfriend
The family lived together in Hollywood Hills, Los Angeles, until August 6, 2017, when the couple announced their decision to divorce.
They then filed for a divorce on December 1, 2017. A couple of months after the papers authenticating a legal separation was finalized, he was seen with Katherine Schwarzenegger while Faris hooked up with Michael Barrett, an American cinematographer.
Schwarzenegger is an American author, social activist, and blogger best known as the daughter of the famous actor and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger. She was born as Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger on December 13, 1989, in the city of Los Angeles, California.
Katherine graduated from the University of Southern California where she obtained a degree in Communications from the Unversity’s Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism. Some of the books she has written include Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who’s Been There and Back, I Just Graduated . . . Now What? and the children’s book, Maverick and Me.
There were rumors that this two got to know each other through the help of Katherine’s mother, Maria Shriver who arranged their first meeting and went ahead to encourage several other dates. Although Chris and Katherine are yet to publicly confirm their relationship, the two have been spotted together displaying affection.
Chris Pratt’s Religion
Pratt is a non-denominational Christian. He once spoke about his religion, disclosing that he prayed with his ex-wife to God, asking for the preserving of his son after he was birthed before he was due. Pratt said his son’s healing was as a result of his complete faith in God. Chris Pratt was raised as a Lutheran and he worked for Jews for Jesus before deciding to become a non-denominational Christian.
Chris Pratt was weighing 280 pounds but after undergoing rigorous CrossFit workouts, and observing a low-carb Paleo style diet, he now appears fit with his biceps and other shapes clearly defining themselves in some of his nicely fitted wears.
In addition to his good looks, Chris revealed that his weight loss also helped to improve his life as he was suffering from cardiovascular issues.
His sudden transformation went viral with the actor giving the credit to his rigorous training regimen while undertaking the role of Peter Quill in the film titled Guardians of the Galaxy.