Joseph Baenac is an actor, bodybuilder and real estate agent better known as the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger from his illegitimate relationship with his housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena. His father is a famous bodybuilder turned actor, best known as the seven-time winner of Mr. Olympia and for his acting in many films, including the Terminator series.
Born of an extramarital affair, Joseph rose to fame shortly after his parents’ affair hit the media. For the same reason, he has also gone through a difficult phase of life, but what is he doing right now? When did Joseph find out about his biological father? Well, in this article, we will examine his career, family background, girlfriends and much more.
Keep reading to know every single fact about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love child Joseph Baena.
Joseph Baena: Details about his birth and age
He is the son of father Arnold Schwarzenegger and mother Mildred Patricia Baena born on October 2, 1997 in Los Angeles, California. Speaking of his age, he is 24 years old as of 2022 and his zodiac sign is Libra.
Likewise, as far as his racial background is concerned, he has a mixed ethnic background with his mother being of Guatemalan descent and his father of Austrian and Czech descent. Likewise, he is an American according to his nationality.
Furthermore, his maternal grandmother’s name is Evelyn Peña and his paternal grandparents are Gustav Schwarzenegger and Aurelia.
His education data
He is a well-educated person. Joseph completed his high school at Frontier High School. He later joined Pepperdine University in 2015. Likewise, he also later earned a bachelor’s degree in business administration.
Joseph found out about his real father when he was thirteen years old
You may be wondering when Mildred Patricia’s son discovered his real father. He was then just 13 years old and in a interview with Men’s Health magazine he said,
I still vividly remember the day, I was in eighth grade. Fifth or sixth period. And I’m called out of class to leave. And my mom’s there, and she’s like, ‘We have to go—everybody’s going to find out about you and who your father is.’ … And now my life changed before my very eyes.
On the other hand, it took the seven-time Mr. Olympia winner seven to eight years to realize Joseph was his son. Speaking of the matter, Arnold said:
It just seemed to me that something wasn’t right that made him look like me. So then I kind of got it. It’s never been talked about. But I mean, I put things together here. I felt like I had to take responsibility for taking care of him and her. And so I started looking after Joseph financially.”
He has five half-siblings
The star child Joseph Baena has five half-siblings. He has an older sister named Jackie Rozo from his mother’s relationship with her ex-husband. Likewise, he has four half-siblings from his father’s previous relationship, Christopher, Katherine, Christina and Patrick Schwarzenegger.
Joseph Baena is an aspiring actor and bodybuilder
After graduating from Pepperdine University, according to his LinkedIn profile, Arnold’s son began working for ARIA Properties as an Executive Assistant from October 2019 to April 2021. Likewise, he works as a real estate agent for the same company from April 2021 to the Gift. The organization focuses on the sale of real estate in Marina del Rey, Venice and Santa Monica.
In addition to his career as a real estate agent, Joseph is also an aspiring actor. It seems that he is following in his father’s footsteps. Mildred’s son has starred in a handful of movies and has a bright future ahead of him.
His most notable works include: Call of Duty: The Last Air Show, Bad through and through (2016), and car. Likewise, he has appeared in multiple TV series, including: Entertainment tonight (2016), Court Nation (2021), and Admission to Hollywood.
Likewise, he also likes bodybuilding and has a similar physical to his father. He loves lifting weights and trains in the same Gold’s gym where his father used to train. Likewise, he is also a fitness trainer who helps clients get the dream body they desire.
Joseph Baena goes out with a girlfriend
Yes, Joseph has a girlfriend named Nicky Dodaj. The two lovebirds have been in a relationship for quite some time. They first met while studying at Pepperdine University and eventually started dating. They seem quite happy together and enjoy spending time together.
His girlfriend is the co-founder and creative director of Malibu Juice Club, which offers reasonably priced sportswear. The couple celebrated a year together back in 2020 with a message quoting,
“A year with my partner in crime!!!, I can’t wait for more, I love you.”
Likewise, they also celebrated Valentine’s Day together, and Dodaj included a photo of them together, saying:
“My valentine 2 years in a row. Back to our favorite place where it all started.”
Joseph’s mother Mildred Patricia Baena had an affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger
The love child’s parents had an affair while they were still married at the time. His mother was married to her then-husband Rogelio Baena and his father was in a marital relationship with his then-wife Maria Shriver. Mildred has worked as a housekeeper and Schwarzenegger’s secretary since the early 1990s and has reportedly worked there for over 20 years.
According to different sources when Maria Shriver went to work, Patricia jumped into bed while Arnold carried her belongings, including jewelry. During their affair, she was pregnant with Joseph and at the same time, Maria was pregnant with her second son Christopher.
Furthermore, the child was born; at first everyone thought he was Mildred and the son of her former husband Rogelio. However, time passed and he began to look more like the seven-time Mr. Olympia, which made his ex-wife suspicious. She confronted both her partner and her housekeeper and with guilt, both accepted the accusations that broke her heart.
Joseph’s stepmother filed for divorce from his father in July 2011. This was completed on December 28, 2021.
The father-son duo share a great bond that seems to be unbreakable. Both of them share a lot of pictures online while having fun together. They do pretty much everything together, whether it’s exercising, going to a restaurant, or riding a bike, the couple likes to spend a lot of time together. In the beginning, however, this was not the case.
Raised by his mother, he was nervous and did not want his father to think badly of him. The rising star opened up about his relationship on the Unwaxed podcast, saying:
“It took me and him a while to get really close and feel like I could joke with him and talk about anything
Now the couple is as close as they can be and Joseph said he and his dad joked about everything. Arnold has also expressed his love for Joseph by wishing him a happy birthday and saying, “Congratulations, Joseph. Great student and a great athlete. I am proud of you and I love you!.”
A short biography of his father: he is an actor
Joseph’s father was born Arnold Alois Schwarzenegger on July 30, 1947, the son of Gustav Schwarzenegger and Aurelia. He started his bodybuilding career at a very young age. He started lifting at the age of 15 and won his first title from Mr. Universe at age 20. He later won Mr. Olympia a total of seven times. Arnold is an important figure in bodybuilding and to honor his achievement, a separate bodybuilding competition called the Arnold Classic has been held from 1989 to the present.
Likewise, with an exponential career in bodybuilding, he is also known as an action hero. He has acted in several films, including: the terminator, Predator, The running man, The consumables 2and Escape plan. Furthermore, Arnold has also received many accolades including a Golden Globe Award, Golden Camera Award and Nickelodeon Kids Choice Awards.
Joseph Baena .’s Net Worth
The star child is estimated to have a total net worth of $5 million. He has built a fortune from his career as an actor, fitness trainer and real estate agent.
Likewise, his father Arnold Schwarzenegger is estimated to have a total net worth of $450 million. He has amassed wealth through his career as an actor, businessman and former bodybuilder.
- 1 Joseph Baena: Details about his birth and age
- 2 Joseph found out about his real father when he was thirteen years old
- 3 Joseph Baena is an aspiring actor and bodybuilder
- 4 Joseph Baena goes out with a girlfriend
- 5 Joseph’s mother Mildred Patricia Baena had an affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger
- 6 Joseph Beana shares a great bond with his father
- 7 A short biography of his father: he is an actor
- 8 Joseph Baena .’s Net Worth