EXCLUSIVE: Day out with grandma! Maria Shriver is seen doting on 18-month-old granddaughter Lyla in Montecito, where pregnant daughter Katherine and hubby Chris Pratt are now renting a $20,000-a-month home blocks away from the Sussexes
Maria Shriver was every inch the doting grandmother as she spent quality time with her namesake granddaughter Lyla Maria Pratt in Montecito, California, earlier this month.
The 66-year-old was seen going for a stroll through Upper Village Park, while visiting her daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, 32, and her young family.
The smiling grandma couldn’t get enough of the adorable 18-month-old tot, keeping her occupied so her pregnant mommy, could grab a quick bite to eat at the Pierre LaFond & Co market nearby.
‘Maria looked radiant,’ an onlooker told DailyMail.com, adding: ‘She never let go of Lyla’s little hand and was pointing out things in the park for her to look at like dogs, flowers and insects. You can tell she’s relishing her new role as grandma.’
Katherine, who is expecting her second child with husband Chris Pratt, was seen stopping for a bite to eat while her mother cared for little Lyla. She stayed comfortable in a black button-up, black leggings and white sneakers for the outing.
The trio huddled in the parking lot before returning to Katherine and husband Chris Pratt’s 3,300-square-foot, five bedroom, eight bathroom, $20,000-a-month mid-century modern rental just minutes away. They appear to be dividing their time between this ‘small’ vacation rental in Montecito and their main residence in the Pacific Palisades area of Los Angeles.
DailyMail.com can reveal exclusively that the Pratts have been renting the $4.3 million home for just over one year. While more of a political dynasty, the Kennedys are often referred to as the closest thing the US has to royalty. Thus, it’s only fitting that the rental home of American royals is so close to that of a British royal family.
The Guardian’s of the Galaxy star and his wife of almost three years live two-fifths of a mile away from the $14.7 million estate owned by Prince Harry and wife Meghan, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. Pictured: Chris and Katherine’s stunning home in Montecito, California.
Harry, 37, and Meghan, 40, reside in the nine-bedroom, 19-bathroom chateau they purchased in June of 2020, with their children Archie, two, and Lilibet, nine months.
‘Living that close, if they haven’t all bumped into each other already, it’s only a matter of time, especially with small children to entertain,’ a longtime resident told DailyMail.com. Pictured: Harry and Meghan’s sprawling $14.7 million estate in Montecito, California.
Unlike the Sussexes, the family has some ties to the ritzy seaside town of Montecito, which sits just 85 miles north of Los Angeles. Back in 1953, Maria’s uncle John and aunt Jackie Kennedy famously honeymooned at the San Ysidro Ranch in Montecito. There is a cottage named after them on the property to this day. Chris, 42, and Katherine also exchanged wedding vows at the San Ysidro Ranch on June 8, 2019.
And now, the Kennedys’ great-granddaughter Katherine is living just two miles from that historic five-star hotel. Another connection to the area is that Maria’s best friend Oprah Winfrey, 68, lives in a $50 million Montecito estate, but on the opposite side of town.