Arnold Schwarzenegger boasts of 'Kennedy gene pool' as his daughter prepares to have first child

Sarah Young
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Arnold Schwarzenegger has opened up about becoming a grandfather for the first time.

The Terminator star’s daughter, Katherine, and her husband Jurassic World actor Chris Pratt, are set to welcome their first child together later this year.

Speaking about his daughter’s pregnancy during an appearance on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, the 72-year-old said: “Can you believe that? That is really exciting news that Katherine now [to] be pregnant and have a baby—I don’t know when exactly, but sometime this summer.

“And, inevitably, I’m really looking forward to playing around with whatever it is, she or he, and have some fun. This is a unique experience.”

Arnold continued to rave about his future grandchild and admitted that the baby’s impressive lineage has not been lost on him.

The baby’s gene pool will include Schwarzenegger blood coupled with that of his ex-wife Maria Shriver, who is the niece of Robert, John and Ted Kennedy, as well as Chris’ bloodline.

“Think about this for a second…There’s three gene pools here. You can do Kennedy, Schwarzenegger and Pratt," Arnold said.

“We can do anything, we can solve the Cuban missile crisis, we can go and kill predators with our bare hands, and we go and train dinosaurs.”

The Twins star continued: “I mean think about it. That is a lot of power here! Worst thing is, if this kid ends up with my accent. That’s what we don’t want.”

Arnold also shared his tips for parenthood, adding: “It’s so much fun being a dad and the trick of it, as you know, is communication.”

The baby is Katherine’s first child and will be a younger sibling to Chris’ seven-year-old son Jack, from his marriage to actor Anna Faris.

The Guardians of the Galaxy star recently opened up about Katherine’s pregnancy journey, including her strange cravings.

Speaking on Extra with host Billy Bush, Chris explained: “Pickles and ice cream. I never thought I would like them so much.

Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt are expecting their first child together this summer (Getty Images)
Katherine Schwarzenegger and Chris Pratt are expecting their first child together this summer (Getty Images)

“Can I be honest with you? I found myself complaining the other day about a little bit of low back and hip pain and how I’ve gained a little weight in quarantine… and she just looked at me sweetly.”

He continued: “I was like… ‘Oh, right, right, I don’t really get to complain about that to you right now, do I?’”

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