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Maria Shriver says daughter is 'super happy' over engagement to Chris Pratt

TODAY logo TODAY 2019-01-23 Eun Kyung Kim

Maria Shriver joined TODAY to help anchor the fourth hour on Tuesday — and congratulations flowed immediately for the recent engagement of her daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger to actor Chris Pratt.

"Everywhere we turn we see a little bit about your daughter's engagement. So congrats to her and her new fiancé," Hoda Kotb said.

Shriver admitted everyone is thrilled for her daughter, but don't expert her to reveal any details.

Maria Shriver sitting at a table: Maria Shriver on daughter's engagement © Nathan Congleton/TODAY Maria Shriver on daughter's engagement “She's super happy — and gave me very strict instructions not to talk about it,” Shriver said. “She said, 'It’s not your moment.’ I'm like, ‘I’m clear.’ I gave her that line!”

Pratt, 39, revealed the engagement in a sweet Instagram post last week showing him in an embrace with Schwarzenegger, who wears a sparkly diamond ring on her left hand.

The couple began dating last summer, but neither addressed their relationship publicly until Pratt confirmed they were an item in an Instagram post last month on her 29th birthday.

Shriver said she plans to honor her daughter's wishes and remain mum about the engagement.

“No one wants to hear from me. It's not my moment. I know nothing, I say nothing,” she said lightheartedly.

Katherine Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver posing for the camera: Maria Shriver on daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger's engagement © Getty Images Maria Shriver on daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger's engagement

But Shriver said she understands her daughter's reasoning.

"She wants to have her moment," she said.

Jenna Bush Hager chimed in: "And keep whatever she can private."

Shriver agreed.

"That's right, exactly," she said, but then quipped: "Good luck."


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