A lot of controversy surrounded Arnold Schwarzenegger back in the late 1990’s, when he had an affair with his housekeeper Mildred Baena, while he was married. As a result of that passionate relationship his love child, Joseph Baena was born.
Joseph, who looks like a young Conan the Barbarian, was spotted by the paparazzi today when he was out with his mother. He was looking pumped and very much like his father. A source told TMZ that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joseph are in contact and are quite close.
During his marriage to Maria Shriver, Arnie kept his extra-marital affair with his housekeeper a secret until Shriver pieced together that something was going on and confronted Baena.
Mildred Baena told Hello! magazine at the time: “I just broke down. I dropped to my knees and I was crying, saying that yes, he was, and I was so sorry. She was so strong. She cried with me and told me to get off my knees. We held each other and I told her it wasn’t Arnold’s fault, that it takes two.”
Apparently Baena and Arnie only actually had sex a few times although Mildred said that at the time she thought she loved him. It is also a fact that Schwarzenegger’s son with Shriver was born just one week after Joseph.
At the time Arnold Schwarzenegger said about his affair: “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.”
In the Hello! interview the housekeeper spoke about the struggle she faced when she realized Arnie was Joseph’s father: “I knew Arnold was the father, and maybe as Joseph got older and began to look like him, he [Schwarzenegger] wondered. But he never said anything to me.”
Do you think that Arnold Schwarzenegger and his son Joseph look alike? And if you are old enough to remember the notorious affair what did you think about it at the time? Share you comments with us in the feed below.