Arnold Schwarzenegger fulfils many roles and duties. He is a professional bodybuilder, Governor of California, and actor. But one role which gives him maximum contentment is the role of a father. The bodybuilding icon has always been open about how much he enjoys being a dad.
In 2018, during an interview with Men’s Health, Arnold Schwarzenegger said, “Fatherhood is really the greatest joy. Watching all five of my kids grow into their own successful lives is fantastic.”
“Spending time with them, working out together, answering their questions makes me so happy. They were also all there for me after my surgery, so you start to realize, wow, they are really growing up and now it’s not just me pumping them up. We are all pumping each other up,” he continued.
He further added, “Kids are the best thing after cloning– even though you realize every child has a different personality. If you really want to spread your philosophy, whether it’s about giving back, fighting for fitness, or just like my dad told me, making the world a better place than you inherited, you’d better do a good job as a parent.”
All you need to know about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s children
Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s oldest child whom he shares with ex-wife Maria Shriver, who is a broadcast journalist and an author. They welcomed their first daughter on December 13 in the year 1989.
Katherine Schwarzegger who is a published author completed her graduation from USC in 2012. Even before completing her college, she became an author and published a book named ‘Rock What You’ve Got’ in 2010. In 2014, she wrote another book named ‘I Just Graduated… Now What.’
In 2019, she tied the knot with Chris Pratt and welcomed their daughter, Lyla Maria in 2020.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and ex-wife Maria Shriver welcomed their second daughter on July 23 in the year 1991. Christina graduated from Georgetown in the year 2013 and chose to create her own niche. She is an active and vocal mental health advocate. In 2019, she co-produced a Netflix documentary titled Take Your Pills along with her mother. The documentary is based on her personal experience with quitting Adderall.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s third child Patrick Schwarzenegger was born on September 18, 1991. He completed his degree in business administration from USC in the year 2016.
Patrick Schwarzenegger decided to follow in his father’s footsteps by becoming an actor. He has featured in various movies like Grown Ups 2, Midnight Sun and Moxie.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver welcomed their fourth child on September 27, 1997. The youngest Schwarzenegger Shriver prefers to stay away from the limelight as much as possible. He recently graduated from the University of Michigan.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver were living peacefully with their four children until 2011 when things went downhill for them. In 2011, it was revealed that the bodybuilding icon had an extramarital affair with a household employee, Mildred Patricia Baena, a few years back. He also had a son from this union.
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger separated soon after this shocking revelation.
Joseph Baena is a love child of Arnold Schwarzenegger and his household employee Mildred Patricia Baena. He was born in 1997. In 2019, he graduated in Business Administration from the University of Pepperdine. But he chose to become a bodybuilder just like his father.
Joseph Baena shares a great relationship with his father and half siblings. He is often seen training with his father and once even declared him “the best training partner in the world.”