Arnold Schwarzenegger detailed Chris Pratt’s ‘strong’ quality that earned him the pass to become his son-in-law: ‘I saw him do his moves’

Arnold Schwarzenegger showed a keen interest in bodybuilding from an early age. However, this passion only increased, so much so that he won many accolades in the sport. It includes seven Mr. Olympia titles and five Mr. Universe titles. Although Arnie retired from the sport in 1980, his love for bodybuilding only flourished.

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And his love for the sport is such that he lets him make some of his decisions. And in a way, he let the sport decide his future son-in-law.

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What made Arnold Schwarzenegger accept Chris Pratt as his son-in-law?

Schwarzenegger continued to follow his routine gym visits even after his retirement. Moreover, he has become a strong advocate for the activity. After his momentous victories in world competitions, he became synonymous with the sport and established himself as a household name.

However, he once let the sport make an important decision for him. And that involved her eldest daughter, Katherine Schwarzenegger, and her husband. When Katherine told him she was dating actor Chris Pratt, the bodybuilder-turned-actor initially felt threatened by the Jurassic Park star’s persona.

But things changed once they met. The first thing Pratt asked the Austrian Oak when introducing him to the Terminator star was if he’d like to visit the gym together for a session. He greatly impressed the former governor. However, Pratt had another trick up his sleeve reserved for when they hit the gym.

And when they hit the gym together, the Guardians of the Galaxy star pulled out the big guns. The actor showed off his excellent workout skills, but Arnold noticed one specific routine that stood out. Schwarzenegger went into detail about it during an appearance on “Jimmy Kimmel Live.”

He said, “And like I just said, when I saw him doing his moves in the gym, the incline press specifically did it.” The action star added, “That’s why I wanted him to be my son-in-law, it was the incline press.”

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Why did Schwarzenegger feel threatened by Pratt?

In the interview, Schwarzenegger confessed that he didn’t feel sure his daughter was dating the superstar. He mentioned that part of that stemmed from his competitive nature. Arnold joked that he was hesitant because Pratt was taller than him and had bigger roles in movies.

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 20: Arnold Schwarzenegger attends the photocall for ‘Wonders of the Sea 3D’ during the 70th Cannes Film Festival at Nikki Beach on May 20, 2017 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Antony Jones/Getty Images)

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However, the bodybuilding legend changed his mind as soon as he saw the actor performing his workout routine to perfection. Perhaps Pratt asking the former bodybuilder to hit the gym together was part of his plan to impress his soon-to-be father-in-law.

Teresa E. Burton