Chris Pratt 'nervous' asking Arnold Schwarzenegger for marriage blessing

Chris Pratt was "nervous" when he asked Arnold Schwarzenegger if he could marry his daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger.

FILE: Chris Pratt walks onstage at 'The Lego Movie 2: The Second Part' theatrical panel during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on 21 July 2018 in San Diego, California. Picture: AFP

LOS ANGELES – Chris Pratt was "nervous" when he asked Arnold Schwarzenegger if he could marry his daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger.

The 39-year-old actor is currently engaged to author Katherine and says he found it nerve-wracking having to ask her father and Hollywood icon Arnold Schwarzenegger for his blessing before he popped the question to her two months ago.

Speaking to Extra, he said: "Well, I think any person who appreciates the tradition and asks a father for his daughter's hand in marriage, it's inevitably something that's going to make you a little nervous. But that's sort of the beauty of it."

But the Guardians of the Galaxy star didn't have cause to be too nervous, as 71-year-old Arnold revealed weeks after his daughter got engaged that he was "so happy" for the couple.

He said: "That was really fantastic. She is so happy, they both are so happy. As I said to him, he is such a likeable guy. I love Chris - he's fantastic."

Pratt - who was previously married to Anna Faris, with whom he has a six-year-old son Jack - took to Instagram in December to share the happy news with his followers.

Posting a picture of the pair with Katherine's engagement ring on the show, Pratt wrote: "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!"

Whilst Katherine wrote in her own post: "My sweet love. Wouldn't want to live this life with anyone but you."

Meanwhile Pratt's former spouse Faris is thrilled for the couple and has even offered to officiate their wedding.

Speaking at the time, she said: "Chris texted me this morning and he was like, you know, 'I proposed to Katherine last night,' I was like 'Ah! That's amazing.' And I texted him back, 'Just want to remind you, I'm an ordained minister.'

"I so subscribe to the idea of expanding family and love with Jack, I'm just so happy. We're all really happy. I knew that it was going to happen, I love her, and I love him, and I'm just so happy that they found each other. They're both f***ing amazing people, the truth is there isn't any bitterness."