Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Guatemalan Son Is Becoming A Bodybuilder And He Is Definitely A Thirst Trap
In case you missed it, former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenneger has a Latino son who won the genetic jackpot and has become a steamy bodybuilder himself. The last time we heard of Joseph Baena was when he was just 14 years old and in the headlines as Schwarzenneger’s love child with his Guatemalan housekeeper. Since the discovery, both the Schwarzenneger and Baena families have been torn apart but the father-son duo seems to be bonded in their shared love for bodybuilding.
The Guatemalan-Austrian 22-year-old is following in his biological father’s footsteps, making a name for himself in the bodybuilding community and pursuing a career in acting. Still, Schwarzenegger’s other children have yet to accept their Latino brother as their own. Meanwhile, the rest of us are accepting every muscly inch of our new Guatemalan hunk, and Baena’s Instagram account is the thirst trap that just keeps on giving.
Baena has won the social media #classicchallenge, which seeks the best Arnold Schwarzenegger look-a-like iconic bodybuilding poses, six times in a row.
According to the Los Angeles Times breaking 2011 story, it wasn’t until Joseph started getting older that suspicions started to arise. He looked so much like Arnold. Mildred ‘Patty’ Baena worked for the Schwarzenegger family for more than 20 years. While Schwarzenegger’s wife, Maria Shriver, and their children were out of town for a weekend, the two had an affair in the Schwarzenegger’s guest house. Nine months later, Joseph was born. Just a few days before, Schwarzenegger’s wife gave birth to their son, Christopher. That means that Baena and Shriver were pregnant with Schwarzenegger’s sons at the same time in the same house without knowing it.
As Joseph started to reach his toddler years, suspicions arose. It wasn’t until Joseph was seven or eight years old that Schwarzenegger realized Joseph was his son. Still, the secret remained for another six years until the truth bubbled to the surface, resulting in divorces for both Arnold Schwarzenegger and Patty Baena.
Schwarzenegger bought Baena a four-bedroom home in Bakersfield, California and financed Joseph’s business degree at Pepperdine University.
“Some of the best times of my life are because of this school and the people in these pictures,” Baena posted to his social media in April 2019. “I am so incredibly grateful to have the privilege to study at and graduate from such a beautiful and high caliber school. I now have my degree in business administration and with that, I believe this is only the beginning of a new road. Let’s see where it takes us!” Baena’s social media has exploded to over 130,000 followers, and we don’t think many of them are interested in his business pursuits.
Baena has called his father “the best training partner in the world.”
Baena has no hesitation when it comes to expressing his love for his father on social media. Of course, it’s been nearly a decade since the truth was made public. “After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger told the Los Angeles Times in 2011. “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.”
Since then, he’s taken full responsibility for Joseph and seems to have fostered a genuine father-son relationship.
Meanwhile, his mom, Patty, is living her best life and has gone on to graduate culinary school!
In February 2008, Baena filed for divorce from her husband, Rogelio, after he confronted her about the paternity of Joseph. Rogelio later went on to sue Schwarzenegger for allegedly conspiring to falsify Joseph’s birth certificate, but it was revealed that nobody knew Schwarzenegger was the father at the time. Baena retired from her work with the Schwarzeneggers just a few months before the news broke about the love affair. She was given a severance package that has allowed her to move onto other career pursuits.
“I’m so dang proud of my momma! Today she graduated culinary school and I could be happier for her as she continues to live out her dreams as a chef! 💕Next stop…#TopChef #IronChef” he shared his congratulations on social media.
All we know is that Joseph Baena is making a business out of stealing hearts.
Sure, he’s been gifted prized genetics and the financial privileges of being the son of Arnold Schwarzenegger, but it’s undeniable that Joseph Baena is putting in the work to become a prestigious athlete in his own right. Bet this body was built on chiles rellenos.