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Katherine Schwarzenegger and Husband Chris Pratt Named Special Olympics Global Ambassadors

Junie Sihlangu
Oct 06, 2021
09:00 A.M.

Chris Pratt and his wife Katherine Schwarzenegger have been given a new role for the 2022 Special Olympics. The actor took to his Instagram account to share the fantastic news.

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On Monday, Chris Pratt, 42, revealed that he would be tag-teaming with his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, 31, as Global Ambassadors for the Special Olympics. The games will be held in June 2022 in Orlando, Florida.

Taking to his Instagram account, Pratt shared how honored and humbled he and his wife were to be joining the games. Their addition was part of the #InclusionRevolution program.

Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt at the world premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019, in California | Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images

Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt at the world premiere of "Avengers: Endgame" at the Los Angeles Convention Center on April 22, 2019, in California | Photo: Amy Sussman/Getty Images

The actor also noted how Marvel Studios was leading in their commitment to hiring a Special Olympics athlete as a paid production assistant. The person would be working on the third installment of the studio's franchise. Pratt is set to star on the "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3" sequel.

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Schwarzenegger also shared the news on her own Instagram account, where she revealed the Special Olympics had always been a big part of her life.

Chris Pratt at the "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" photocall at Villa Magna Hotel on May 22, 2018, in Madrid, Spain | Photo: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images

Chris Pratt at the "Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom" photocall at Villa Magna Hotel on May 22, 2018, in Madrid, Spain | Photo: Pablo Cuadra/Getty Images

She revealed that her grandmother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, had committed her life to advocating for people with special needs. The star said she spent her childhood attending SOI events.

Schwarzenegger and her cousins also got to be Camp Shriver councilors. Besides her grandmother, the star's mother, Maria Shriver, was also an advocate for the Special Olympics.

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When Pratt and his wife aren't finding ways to give back using their stardom, the pair just hang out at home. On Sunday, Schwarzenegger shared a funny Instagram post where she pranked her husband.

She prodded the actor and teased him while he tried to watch a National Football League (NFL) game. At one point, the actor's wife wet her finger before shoving it in his ear.

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The happily married couple are also parents to daughter Lyla, whose face they refuse to show on social media. In the past, Schwarzenegger has shared images of the little girl with her face hidden.

Little Lyla was welcomed by the couple in August 2020, and she's their first child together. Earlier in the year, Pratt's wife explained to "Today" that they made the decision to try and protect their daughter's privacy.

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Schwarzenegger knows what it's like to be a child of famous parents. Her mother is a journalist and a member of the prominent Kennedy family, while her father is actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Pratt's wife's father was also in politics as the former California governor. Luckily, her parents were also wise enough to keep her and her siblings out of the limelight, allowing them privacy.

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