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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 25-Year-Old Son, Who Was Shamed for His Weight, Looks Unrecognizable in Latest Picture With Family

Published 04/11/2023, 7:30 AM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver married one another in 1986. The couple had their first child, Katherine Schwarzenegger in 1989. Schwarzenegger and Shriver had two more children, Christina (1991) and Patrick (1993), before having their youngest child, Christopher, in 1997. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his ex-wife succeeded in keeping their four children away from the public eye as they grew up. While Katherine and Patrick Schwarzenegger have stepped into the spotlight in recent years, Christina and Christopher have continued to avoid attracting public attention.

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Despite keeping to himself, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 25-year-old son, Christopher, has gotten some unwanted attention in recent years. Unlike his bodybuilding champion father, Christopher didn’t have a knack for fitness. In fact, until a few years ago, Christopher Schwarzenegger was overweight. His weight issues also led to fat shaming on the internet. However, now, the 25-year-old looks unrecognizable in a family photo.

The 25-year-old’s incredible body transformation


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Earlier today, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s eldest child, Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, took to Instagram to show some love and appreciation to her family. The 33-year-old author uploaded two pictures of herself with her three siblings. In the first picture, Katherine was flanked by her younger sister on her left and her younger brother on her right. The youngest of the four siblings stood beside Christina.

In the second picture, the mother of two was flanked by her brothers, with Christina on the extreme left. Both the pictures showed just how much progress Christopher Schwarzenegger has made in the last two years. According to a report by Hollywood Life, the 25-year-old started his weight loss journey in 2020. He started making healthier food choices and exercising.


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However, unlike many who fall prey to fad diets, losing a lot of weight in a short time only to put it back on, Schwarzenegger took his time. Following his father’s philosophy of staying consistent, the 25-year reached his goal of getting in shape. This a befitting reply to trolls who compared him to Joseph Baena.

The other 25-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s fifth and youngest child Joseph Baena is also 25 years old and is less than half a month younger than Christopher. However, unlike Christopher, Baena had followed in his father’s footsteps and built a great physique. While Baena’s goal is to become a leading man in Hollywood, he shares his father’s love for bodybuilding.


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Unlike Schwarzenegger, Baena is active on social media. In fact, the young actor has 428,000 Instagram followers. He also often posts entire workout routines, short videos, physique updates, and progress pics.


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Sagnik Bagchi


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Sagnik Bagchi is a sports writer at EssentiallySports who specializes in American sports. He has a deep understanding of combat sports, gymnastics, and weightlifting. He holds a Master's Degree in English Literature from a top university.
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