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Chris Pratt Says He Can Finally Spell Schwarzenegger After Three Years Of Marriage

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Chris Pratt Says He Can Finally Spell Schwarzenegger After Three Years Of Marriage

Chris Pratt has revealed he can finally spell the surname Schwarzenegger, some three years after getting married to Arnie’s daughter. 

Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger got married back in June 2019, saying the occasion was the ‘best day’ of their lives. 

But it seems the Guardians of the Galaxy star struggled slightly with his wife’s famous surname, admitting he’s now learnt how to spell it. 

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Pratt appeared on Jimmy Kimmel Live to tie in with his latest movie, Jurassic World Dominion, when he was asked if he struggled with the name in the past. 

After congratulating the star on the recent birth of his second child with Schwarzenegger, Kimmel asked him: "Can I ask you a question? Please be honest... Do you ever have trouble spelling Schwarzenegger?" 

Laughing, Pratt replied: "I've learned now. Yeah, I've learned now."

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Kimmel then said: “I have to tell you, when he was governor and I used to have to write it a lot when we were doing the monologue, and every time I have to really think about it." 

Pratt agreed: "Yeah, it's a long name. There are a lot of letters in these children's names. Schwarzenegger is the second middle name. 

“[…] We didn't hyphenate the names - it's a middle name, but I guess maybe that's semantics." 

When Kimmel asked if Arnold had insisted on that, Pratt said: “No, no, that was Katherine. She’s got his strength! What mama says, goes!” 

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Pratt announced the birth of Eloise Christina Schwarzenegger Pratt on Instagram, saying she was born on 21 May and that baby and mother were both 'doing well'.

He said in a statement: "We are so excited to announce the birth of our second daughter, Eloise Christina Schwarzenegger Pratt. Mama and baby are doing well. We feel beyond blessed and grateful."


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Following the birth of their first daughter, Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt, in 2010, Pratt came under fire several months later after thanking Katherine for giving him a ‘gorgeous healthy daughter’.

Fans quickly pointed out the actor’s first born son with ex-wife Anna Faris, nine-year-old Jack, has a number of health issues after having been born prematurely, and in turn accused the actor of using his children to pit his wife against his former partner.

In the wake of these comments, Pratt took to social media to acknowledge that he ‘went to bed last night really kind of upset and depressed’, saying he ‘woke up feeling crappy’ and ‘didn’t want to work out’.

While he didn’t explicitly reference the criticism, he continued to explain that he’d forced himself to return to a positive mindset through his faith in God, saying: "I knew that if I put on my Christian music playlist, and I got out of the woods and ran that I’d feel better, but I just didn’t want to, and I did it anyways and, gosh, was I right. It felt amazing. I got out of the woods, got my blood pumping."

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Featured Image Credit: Instagram/Chris Pratt

Topics: Celebrity, Chris Pratt

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