If you woke up panicked this morning that your smoke alarm was going off, or that two angry alley cats were making sweet, angry alley cat love under your bedroom window: RELAX. It was just Sally Field scream-crying because Maria Shriver achieved what Sally could not: the successful pairing of her beloved offspring to a celebrity.
“A source tells PEOPLE the actor, who turned 39 on Thursday, has been on “multiple dates” with the eldest daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. In fact, Shriver, 62, played matchmaker! “Maria helped set them up,” the source says, adding, “It’s still new.”
No word on how Maria and Chris know each other, but I’m speculating that based on her son Patrick’s dating history (see Taylor Swift, Miley Cyrus and – fingers crossed! – Taylor Lautner), Mama Bear Maria is trying to pick her kids’ main boos from now on to avoid future family (Kennedy AND Schwarzenegger) scandals (too many to link).
Let’s review the cold
hard bland facts. Katherine is 28, so there’s only a ten year age difference, which isn’t huge in Hollywood-land. Chris and ex-wife Anna Farris appear to be having a pretty amicable split, and the “appropriate” amount of alone time (about ten months) has passed. Both Chris and Katherine are in to charitable work – she’s focused on animal welfare and has written a children’s book about her dog, while he is a no attention seeking do-gooder with a laundry list of do-gooder causes.
Based on the lack of juicy gossip swirling around this latest celebrity – YAWN – pairing, I’m more excited to know about these tantalizing facts, also provided by People:
During their lunch date, they shared sandwiches, potato chips and apples on a park bench and were seen smiling and laughing.
What kind of sandwiches?! Po’ Boy, hummus wraps, banana & peanut butter? What kind of potato chips?! Biscuits & Gravy, Ketchup, Dill Pickle? And for the love of God, WHAT KIND OF APPLES?! Granny Smith, Pink Lady, Gravenstein? What a cliff hanger! Stay tuned for more exciting exclusives of late breaking food news.