It was back in 2011 that Arnold Schwarzenegger shocked the world with news that he had fathered an illegitimate child with his housekeeper.
The actor and former governor of California, fathered a son with his housekeeper, Mildred Baena, while he was still married to his now ex-wife Maria Shriver.
That son, Joseph Baena, is now 20 years old and looking more and more like his father with every passing year.
In a post celebrating his son’s birthday on October 2, Schwarzenegger shared an image of them in the gym together.
It’s clear that Baena is taking after his father’s healthy habits, as Schwarzenegger praised him for being a “great training partner,” and stated how proud he is of him.
When first given the news of Mildred Baena’s pregnancy, the pair had kept the son a secret. Shortly after Shriver found out the boy existed, she and Schwarzenegger separated.
Mildred Baena did not tell Joseph who his father was until he was 12, according to the U.K. Daily Mail.
In October 2012, Schwarzenegger opened up about his son to 60 Minutes.
“The important thing that everyone should know is that I take care of him and I take care of (his mother). And I fulfill my responsibility and I’m glad to do that,” Schwarzenegger said.
Through it all, Baena and Schwarzenegger have managed to overcome their early separation and develop a close relationship.
In 2016, the pair celebrated the Baena’s birthday with an Oktoberfest themed dinner — beer included.
Baena once even filmed shot-for-shot remake of one of his father’s famous movie scenes.
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