Only “Extra’s” Mario Lopez was with former Governor of California, actor and muscleman Arnold Schwarzenegger at the Arnold Pro Strongman USA event.
Schwarzenegger opened up for the first time about his daughter Katherine’s headline-making engagement to Chris Pratt. The couple announced it earlier this month, after a whirlwind romance that began last summer.
Arnold told Mario of the engagement, “That was really fantastic. She is so happy, they both are so happy. As I said to him, he is such a likable guy. I love Chris — he’s fantastic.”
Chris asked Arnold for Katherine’s hand in marriage "the traditional way," Arnold confirmed, saying, "He's a wonderful guy. They both look really great together, they’re both happy together, so I wish them both the best of luck.”
The 71-year-old also gave a health update after having open-heart surgery to replace an old valve last spring. Now, he’s back in tip-top shape himself. “I always have a lot of help," he conceded. "You need to have the doctors there to pump you up, the nurses there to help you with the walking, to get going again. My girlfriend Heather was there, and she was pumping me up all day long and she stayed there at night… Three months later I was on the set of ‘Terminator 6’ shooting in Budapest.”
He added, “I was very happy with the filming of it, so it will come out in November.”
He was also excited to be at Arnold Pro Strongman USA, saying, “We brought muscles back to the pier in Santa Monica.”