Joseph Baena bonded for the very first time with his dad, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s oldest son and his half-brother, Patrick Schwarzenegger.
Yesterday was a monumental day for the Schwarzenegger family, as half-brothers, Joseph Baena and Patrick Schwarzenegger spent some good brotherly time together in the form of an outdoor workout.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Joseph Baena, were sporting some workout clothes, and the rising bodybuilder also let his girlfriend, Nicky Dodaj tag along for their workout.
Why are there tensions between Joseph Baena and Patrick Schwarzenegger?
The bonding between the two half-brothers, Joseph Baena and Patrick Schwarzenegger, is almost an achievement for the family, especially due to the long history of tensions between the two sides.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ex-wife, Maria Shriver gave birth to four children, the 27-year-old Patrick, 23- year-old Christopher and the two sisters 29-year-old Christina and 31-year-old Katherine Schwarzenegger.
It was in 2014, that the Hollywood giant told the Los Angeles Times that he had extra-marital affair with his housemaid, Mildred Baena and had given birth to Joseph Baena in 1997. This led to Arnold and Maria separating.
The 73-year-old actor had also apologized at the time by stating that “After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger reflected. “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.”
“I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time,” he ended his apology. “While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not. “
In his autobiography, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story” Arnold further revealed the details of when he admitted of being the biological father to Joseph Baena.
“The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said ‘Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child – whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred.’ I told the therapist ‘It’s true’,” he penned in the book.