The 33-year-old author said that both of her parents live minutes away from her and her husband Chris Pratt‘s home and are very involved in the lives of their two daughters – two-year-old Lyla and eight-month-old Eloise.
Ahead of the release of her newest project – an illustrated children’s book titled Good Night, Sister – the eldest child in the Schwarzenegger family spoke to The New York Times about how the journalist, 67, hosts a weekly mommy-and-me class.
She also shared that the actor-turned-politician, 75, bought and keeps a miniature pony in his backyard just for his granddaughters to play with.
Good Night, Sister – which is inspired by her relationship with her younger sister Christina – will be released on February 7.
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She revealed that when she started writing Good Night, Sister, she thought about how she wanted her eldest daughter Lyla to also experience growing up with a sister.
In May 2022, Katherine and Chris welcomed her second child Eloise.
Katherine is also a stepmother to Chris’ ten-year-old son named Jack – who the Guardians of the Galaxy star, 43, shares with his ex-wife Anna Faris, 46.
Katherine grew up in the Palisades – which is where she and her actor husband raise their two children.
Katherine said of how caring and hands-on her parents are in the interview published on Monday: ‘I know this sounds crazy, but I really would love to do exactly what they did.
‘I look back on how much of my life my parents kept private and I have a lot of respect for it,’ she added.
‘I think they kept a lot of their relationship private,’ she said. ‘They kept us kids private, you know.
‘They didn’t take us to red carpets,’ she continued. ‘They didn’t have us parading around in front of everybody.’
In many ways, her life parallels her mother’s – her and her mother are both writers who married actors and started families in the Palisades.
She expressed how she aspires to reflect the parenting skills of her mother and father.
‘I want to be like how my parents always raised us,’ she added.
Her parents taught her and her siblings ‘to work really hard and to be really good people and to leave the world a better place’ and she also wants to teach her children the same things.