Arnold SchwarzeneggerIn 1997, he was a father to a love-child. That child grew up to become a great-grandparent. Joseph Baena. Why doesn’t he go by Joseph Schwarzenegger? Here’s what he has to say.
The Affair That Ended A Hollywood Dynasty
After 25 years of marriage, Maria Shriver abruptly divorced Schwarzenegger in 2011. Schwarzenegger was soon separated from his wife Maria Shriver in 2011. This was after 25 years of marriage. He had an affair and Mildred Patricia Baena was his housekeeper. The affair became a media circus. Shriver filed for divorce quickly, but it would take a decade to settle everything.
One may have expected Schwarzenegger to just disown the child, but that’s not what happened. Schwarzenegger explained it in an interview on 60 Minutes that he hadn’t realized the boy was his until the child turned 7 or 8-years-old, when the resemblance between him and the Austria-born actor was clear to see.
What happened to the Child?
Joseph Baena, the lovechild, recently spoke to E!About his childhood and how he views his father. Baena is following Schwarzenegger into bodybuilding. “My dad is a stallion. He’s a man’s man, I like to think, and I look up to him a lot.” You can judge the comparison from this photo on Baena’s 24th birthday.
Baena continued, “he’s influenced a lot of things: the path that I have taken with acting, with fitness and my physique, and the many other things that I’m doing.” There’s no denying that Baena isn’t cut like his father was at 24. Like his father, Baena says he spends “hours” at the gym every day and has a serious diet regimen.
What’s In A Name?
He was asked why he didn’t take his dad’s last name. “I’m just focused on building myself up and building my career in acting and real estate and just focusing on that right now.” He wants to build his own name for himself, like Adonis Johnson in Creed. He also said, “there’s a few different variables in that.”
Baena is an actor, just like his dad. Watch out for him in 2022’s ChariotJohn Malkovich also stars in the movie. It must have been difficult growing up with a famous father. But it seems like Baena is determined and ready to go it alone, just like Schwarzenegger. Baena and Schwarzenegger often hang out together, and he seems quite well-adjusted.