Celebratory waves are crashing over Patrick Schwarzenegger and his longtime girlfriend, Abby Champion, who recently announced their engagement on December 26. The couple shared the joyous news through a captivating series of beach photos. One image features Abby proudly displaying her exquisite two-stone diamond ring while receiving a tender kiss from her now-fiancé. In another heartwarming moment, the pair embraces against a backdrop of red roses arranged in a heart shape, sealing their commitment with a toast over a cake adorned with their own faces.
Their Instagram announcement, accompanied by the caption “FOREVER AND EVER,” set off a cascade of congratulations from friends and family. Among the well-wishers, Taylor Lautner expressed his elation, proclaiming that he “CAN NOW DIE HAPPY.” Meadow Walker, emotionally moved, confessed to shedding tears of joy and extended heartfelt congratulations, saying, “Congratulations, my love. I’m so happy for you two xx.”
Maria Shriver, Patrick’s mother and former spouse of Arnold Schwarzenegger, eagerly embraced the news, welcoming Abby into the family fold with enthusiasm. Commenting on their Instagram post, she exclaimed, “Yippee bravo! We are all so happy for you—for your love, for your now, for your future. Your love is inspiring joy, joy, joy.”
The couple’s love story, which began in March 2016, has been a source of constant joy for Abby, who, at 26, has brought immense happiness to Patrick, now 30. Reflecting on their relationship in a 2019 interview with E! News, Patrick, known for his roles in Generation V, highlighted the support and positivity Abby brings to his life. “I think the best part about having her by my side is that she’s always rooting for me,” he shared. “She wants the best for me and brings out the best in me.”
Emphasizing the importance of mutual encouragement in a relationship, Patrick continued, “I always say that in a relationship, you have to be each other’s biggest cheerleader. Build each other up. And she does that for me.” This sentiment holds true whether they are physically together or separated by work commitments. Patrick affirmed the strength of their bond, stating, “It’s okay when she goes away for a week, or I go away for a month filming. We love each other.” The couple’s enduring love and commitment have undoubtedly set the stage for a joyous and celebratory journey into their shared future.