Father of five Arnold Schwarzenegger is applauding his eldest daughter Katherine’s skills as a parent, offering insight into how she and husband Chris Pratt are raising their two young children.
“It’s nice to see your kids having kids themselves and to watch this new dimension,” Schwarzenegger shared of Katherine, 33.
“You see them growing up and you see them going to school and getting smart and getting their degrees, getting their jobs and all this, but now seeing them be a parent? It’s fantastic. It’s really great,” he told People magazine at the premiere for his new streaming show, “FUBAR.”
Katherine and Pratt share two daughters: Lyla, 2, and Eloise, 1.
“It’s really fun to watch and hang out with her now and to see the way she’ll react to the kids because she is so great with them,” Schwarzenegger explained of Katherine.
Arnold Schwarzenegger is seen holding his granddaughter Lyla in a cute photo shared by daughter Katherine. (Katherine Schwarzenegger/Instagram)
After granddaughter Lyla was born in 2020, the former California governor praised both his daughter and son-in-law.
“It’s really great having a grandchild,” he shared on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!”
Arnold Schwarzenegger has spoken in the past of the one thing he did as a parent that he has not done as a grandparent. (Phillip Faraone)
Admitting he was in the thick of things when he was raising his own children, Schwarzenegger clarified then that he did not change Lyla’s diapers.
“I think that Katherine is the expert gate-keeper. She just, you know – whenever you touch the baby, [she] says ‘Oh my god! Oh my god! Don’t hold her like this.’ I said, ‘Katherine, c’mon now. I have held enough children in my hands.’ I say, ‘What I’m doing, I’m an expert at that stuff.'”
“But then on another level, just being somebody who grew up loving his movies, the big action hero — I dreamed of being ‘Commando’ and dreamed of being the soldier from ‘Predator,’ and I loved ‘Terminator,'” he said. So for him to give me kudos for going out and being on the marquee is really kind of mind-blowing.”