Katherine Schwarzenegger and brother Patrick wish 'our hero' Maria Shriver a happy 66th birthday


Katherine Schwarzenegger led the charge when it came to wishing mom Maria Shriver a happy 66th birthday on Saturday. 

The 31-year-old podcast host and author penned a gushing tribute to her ‘hero’ and ‘rock’ Maria, while brother Patrick Schwarzenegger, 28, called her ‘my everything.’ 

Both shared snaps of memories with the matriarch throughout the years and looked to be celebrating that evening with an elegant party at her Brentwood estate. 

Throwback! Katherine Schwarzenegger celebrated mom Maria Shriver on her 66th birthday with a gushing tribute to 'our hero, our rock' and a handful of throwback snaps throughout the years

Throwback! Katherine Schwarzenegger celebrated mom Maria Shriver on her 66th birthday with a gushing tribute to ‘our hero, our rock’ and a handful of throwback snaps throughout the years 

Momma's boy: 'Happy birthday to my everything Mommas boy to the max.Love you to the moon & back' wrote the Midnight Sun actor

Momma’s boy: ‘Happy birthday to my everything Mommas boy to the max.Love you to the moon & back’ wrote the Midnight Sun actor

 ‘Happy birthday to the Queen!’ wrote the wife of Chris Pratt while thanking her for being the best ‘mama’ and ‘mama g’ to their daughter Lyla Maria, 13 months. 

‘I love you more than you know! You’re the best mama and mama g and all around human! We celebrate you today and always! Our hero, our rock, our guiding light! Happy happy!!’

Several posts showed the mommy-daughter duo over two decades ago, including one snap with a horse and one formal portrait,  and other images showed precious moments taken during their travels over the years. 

Another image displayed a rare glimpse at her daughter Lyla while the former First Lady of California, cradled her at sunset in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho. 

Lake days: A few snaps dedicated to Maria appeared to be taken during a family vacation in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho

Lake days: A few snaps dedicated to Maria appeared to be taken during a family vacation in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho 

Great outdoors: The post was full of smiling selfies of the mommy-daughter duo as Katherine called her 'the queen'

Great outdoors: The post was full of smiling selfies of the mommy-daughter duo as Katherine called her ‘the queen’

Irreplaceable: In another image the Before, During, and After host shared a formal portrait taken with her mom when she was a tot

Irreplaceable: In another image the Before, During, and After host shared a formal portrait taken with her mom when she was a tot

Oldest son Patrick also paid tribute to his mother: ‘Happy birthday to my everything Mommas boy to the max.Love you to the moon & back.’ 

The Midnight Sun actor posted a few stunning snaps of best-selling author out in nature during various family vacations, and also shared a look at preparations for an intimate at-home celebration. 

The backyard celebration will assumably be attended by close friends of the family as well as all four kids: Katherine, Patrick, Christina, 30, and Christopher, 24 who she shares with ex-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

In Patrick’s post he flashed a glimpse at his very trim younger brother as he remarked ‘my dawg in better shape than me.’ 

Rare glimpse! The wife of Chris Pratt called Maria 'the best mama g' to their daughter Lyla Maria, 13 months

Rare glimpse! The wife of Chris Pratt called Maria ‘the best mama g’ to their daughter Lyla Maria, 13 months

Stunning sunset: The elegant mother of four was seen in a summery outfit as she took in the sunset over the lake in Idaho

Stunning sunset: The elegant mother of four was seen in a summery outfit as she took in the sunset over the lake in Idaho

Buff! Youngest brother Christopher looked very trim in a photo taken while vendors set up for Maria's birthday on Saturday, prompting Patrick to remark: 'my dawg in better shape than me'

Buff! Youngest brother Christopher looked very trim in a photo taken while vendors set up for Maria’s birthday on Saturday, prompting Patrick to remark: ‘my dawg in better shape than me’

The whole family looked to be gearing up for the elegant party as flowers and balloons were glimpsed as well as heaters and stacks of white linens sprawled all over the backyard. 

Maria’s birthday came just days after her son-in-law Chris Pratt ruffled feathers with an early birthday post to Katherine six weeks early. 

And though the whole family seemed to rally behind the post with Maria calling it ‘so sweet’ and Patrick responding with a string of emojis, social media took issue with it. 

Many slammed his caption as both ‘sexist’ and ‘ableist,’ when he seemed to refer to Katherine as a possession by calling her ‘his greatest treasure’ behind a baseball card, and thanked her for giving him a ‘gorgeous, healthy daughter.’  

Days ago: Earlier this week the Guardians Of The Galaxy actor was slammed for an early birthday post to Katherine that was dubbed 'sexist' and 'ableist,' when he seemed to refer to his wife as a possession by calling her 'his greatest treasure' behind a baseball card, and thanked her for giving him a 'gorgeous, healthy daughter'

Days ago: Earlier this week the Guardians Of The Galaxy actor was slammed for an early birthday post to Katherine that was dubbed ‘sexist’ and ‘ableist,’ when he seemed to refer to his wife as a possession by calling her ‘his greatest treasure’ behind a baseball card, and thanked her for giving him a ‘gorgeous, healthy daughter’

His first son Jack, nine, with ex-wife Anna Faris was born two months prematurely and spent a month in the NICU and struggles with health issues.

Jack battled a cerebral hemorrhage (severe brain bleeding), a ‘little heart issue,’ and went on to have a few hernia and eye surgeries, and currently still has problems with his vision and leg muscles.

‘Where does your other child fall in line after the baseball card?’ wrote one, while others doubled down ‘How’s your son doing?’ and said the emphasis on ‘healthy child’ was ‘insensitive’ and ‘cruel.’ 

‘So besides all the reasons we know Chris Pratt sucks, did you guys know he left Anna Faris because he wanted a large family and she had a complicated pregnancy with their first kid and didn’t want to go through that again? Yeah he’s a huge piece of s**t,’ wrote one person. 

In angst: The Guardians Of The Galaxy star appeared to be away shooting a film and had revealed on Friday he woke up 'depressed and upset' over the backlash for his birthday post, before championing Christian music and physical exercise with getting him out of the funk

In angst: The Guardians Of The Galaxy star appeared to be away shooting a film and had revealed on Friday he woke up ‘depressed and upset’ over the backlash for his birthday post, before championing Christian music and physical exercise with getting him out of the funk

On location: Pratt continued to share a snap on Saturday that was not related to his mother-in-law's birthday which looked to be taken outside of a barn where he continued to champion physical exercise as a way to 'feel better'

On location: Pratt continued to share a snap on Saturday that was not related to his mother-in-law’s birthday which looked to be taken outside of a barn where he continued to champion physical exercise as a way to ‘feel better’ 

 The Guardians Of The Galaxy star appeared to be away shooting a film and had revealed on Friday he woke up ‘depressed and upset’ over the matter, before championing Christian music and physical exercise with getting him out of the funk. 

He continued to share a snap on Saturday that was not related to his mother-in-law’s birthday which looked to be taken outside of a barn. 

‘Who needs to hear this? You putting off that workout? You know you’ll feel better once it’s done,’ he began. ‘Put the damn phone down and go get a sweat in. The hay don’t put itself in the barn. Let’s go.’ 

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