Many children of celebrities ride out their parent’s success as much as possible. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena had no idea that the famous bodybuilder and actor was his real father until he was in middle school. This discovery changed his life forever, not to mention the headlines that followed him everywhere ever since. Baena is now all grown up, and now that he’s graduated from college, his father, whose net worth is nearly at half a billion dollars, has stopped supporting him financially. However, he insists that it’s with good reason. So what’s the story here?
Learning About His Son
Just a day after Schwarzenegger finished his role as governor, Joseph found out that he is his father. In 2011, it became public news that Arnold had engaged in an affair with Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena, who was a household staffer at his home, while still married to Maria Shriver. The news broke when Baena was only 13 years old.
Joseph is half Guatemalan on his mother’s side, while he’s half Austrian on his father’s side. He he said that he had quite the normal childhood before the news broke out. He said: “It was a humble home, and we didn’t have much.” He had no idea how much his life would be dramatically changed when he was only in middle school.