Who are Arnold Schwarzenegger's sons? Inside the lives of Joseph Baena and Patrick amid rare public outing
For the first time in years, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s two sons were seen hanging out together. Patrick Schwarzenegger, 27, and his 23-year-old half-brother Joseph Baena were spotted working out on the stairs of Santa Monica along with the latter’s girlfriend Nicky Dodaj.
Photographs of the brothers spending time together have left many in awe because Joseph, Schwarzenegger's secret child, was kept away from the spotlight for more than a decade, until the actor’s affair with his housekeeper Mildred Baena was exposed in 2011. The duo had an affair in the '90s and Joseph was born out of wedlock. The actor’s wife Maria Shriver moved out of the family home and filed for a divorce the same year, while Mildred continued to work for the actor until her retirement in 2014.
You can see pictures of the brothers here.
What does Patrick Schwarzenegger do?
Patrick is the elder son of Schwarzenegger and Shiver. He has two older sisters, Katherine and Christina. He began acting at a very young age, following in the footsteps of his father. At the age of 10, he played a minor role in the movie ‘The Benchwarmers'. He started his own clothing line when he was only 15 and franchised his own Blaze Pizza at The Grove in Los Angeles in 2014.
Patrick has had numerous supporting roles in television shows and movies including ‘Stuck in Love’, ‘Grown Ups 2’, ‘Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse' and ‘Midnight Sun’, among others. As far as his dating history is concerned, he was romantically linked with Miley Cyrus between 2014 and 2015. Patrick has also featured in Ariana Grande’s ‘Right There’ music video from 2013 as Romeo.
What does Joseph Baena do?
Joseph, like his father, is a body-builder and fitness freak. He is also an aspiring actor who is reportedly making his big debut with ‘The Chariot’ alongside Rosa Salazar. He enjoys over 289,000 followers on Instagram and often shares pictures of himself working out and flexing his muscles. Even though he was seen with Patrick for the first time, he has been previously photographed with his father on several occasions. Joseph celebrated his 19th birthday with Schwarzenegger in 2016 at Oktoberfest in Germany and the actor attended his son’s graduation from Pipeline University in 2019.
Even though his relationship with his housekeeper as a married man was subjected to criticism, Schwarzenegger managed to build a great relationship with Joseph. Talking about his relationship with his children, the actor once said, “It is fantastic including my fifth child with Mildred. (Joseph)’s terrific and he totally understands the situation. So, it all has worked out… It’s a very tough situation for him. It’s a very tough situation for my kids. Very tough situation for my family. It was tough for everybody. But it has happened and now we have to figure it out, right?”