Famous actor Chris Pratt recently opened up about meeting his wife, Katherine Schwarzenegger, at his Los Angeles church and being “saved” when he “felt really broken.”
“God has a fast-forward button,” Pratt told Drew Barrymore. “When it’s right — boom! — you hit it. You fall in love, you get married.”
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The couple has had two daughters since their marriage in 2019.
The 43-year-old Hollywood star joked with his fellow actress that he was sneaking glances at Schwarzenegger while he was sitting in the front row of Zoe Church where celebrity pastor Chad Veach preaches.
“You kind of don’t want to be like, ‘Whoa, who’s that?’ at church, you know what I mean,” he said on the “The Drew Barrymore Show.”. “But I was kind of sneaking some glances and I was like, ‘Who is that? Anyway, what am I doing? Come on, I’m broken, help me.'”
“The Super Mario Bros. Movie” actor said his love story with Schwarzenegger was part of God’s plan.
“It made sense. You know when you’re doing a puzzle and there’s a piece, and you’re like, ‘I’m certain that’s the piece,’ and then you jam it, and it looks like it should be the piece (but then) you’re like, ‘Oh it’s that one,’” he explained. “It just fits together. You’re like, ‘Oh, it fits because it was the piece that was made to fit there.’ It felt like that.”
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Pratt previously told Esquire about when he got saved in Hawaii as a teen before his acting career began:
In Maui, about four weeks before I was discovered to go to California, I was hanging with my buddy. I wasn’t quite old enough to drink, so we got somebody to go in and buy us some alcohol. This guy came by and was like, ‘What are you doing tonight?’ I was like, ‘Oh, I dunno. I was just gonna wait out here, my friends are gonna buy me a bottle of Carlo Rossi and a sixer of Milwaukee’s Best Ice. So he’s like, ‘Will you fornicate tonight?’ I was like, ‘I hope so.’ ‘And drugs and drinking?’ It’s like, ‘Most likely, yeah. Probably all three of those things. I mean, at least two of them, possibly all three.’ He was like, ‘I stopped because Jesus told me to stop and talk to you. He said to tell you you’re destined for great things.’ My friends came out, and I was like, ‘Hey, I’m gonna go with this guy.’ I gave my soul to Jesus within, like, two days. I was stuffing envelopes for his organization, Jews for Jesus. I’m not even sure, at that age—I was nineteen years old—I knew what Jewish was.
The “Jurassic World” actor recently said he stands by the sage and silly advice he gave to the “next generation “after he was given an award on MTV.
He said, in part, “You have a soul, be careful with it…God is real. God loves you. God wants the best for you; believe that, I do…Learn to pray. It’s easy, and it’s so good for your soul…Grace is a gift. Like the freedom that we enjoy in this country, that grace was paid for with somebody else’s blood. Do not forget it. Don’t take it for granted.”
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