Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt expressed being more than happy to follow in her famous parents’ footsteps when it comes to parenting, in an appearance on The Jennifer Hudson show Friday.
Schwarzenegger Pratt, 33, is married to American actor Chris Pratt and has two daughters, Lyla, aged 2, and Eloise, 8 months. She is the eldest daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver, and has three younger siblings, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher. “I just want to do exactly what my parents did,” she said.
Schwarzenegger Pratt emphasized the importance of family and raising her children with proper values and faith. She said, “For my husband and I, it’s really important to be able to just instill that sense of family and the importance around family. And also giving them privacy and just being able to raise them with good values and faith and family is really important.”
She is also stepmother to Pratt’s son with ex-wife Anna Faris, Jack, aged 10, along with her own two daughters. She says jokingly that having “two under 2″ is interesting and fun—”unless they wake up in the middle of the night at the same time,” she added. But in general, she is happy that her daughters are close in age.
“My mom literally saved everything from our childhood, like all of our matching outfits, all of our toys, all of our books,” she said. “So I’m literally recreating all of these pictures with my two girls.”
“It’s really special because my girls are the same age difference as my sister Christina and I, so it’s like bringing out all the old clothes, matching them, doing everything just like my sister and I had it,” Schwarzenegger Pratt said.
Schwarzenegger Pratt is also an author and has just released her new children’s book, “Good Night, Sisters.”