Who Is Bodybuilding Legend Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Secret Child Joseph Baena’s Mother?

Published 06/23/2022, 8:00 AM EDT

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a name very few are unfamiliar with. The bodybuilder-actor-politician is a man of many talents. Not only is he an immensely talented personality, but he is also equally prosperous. Arnold has tasted the sweet taste of success in all facets of life. But life has not always been sweet to him. It took a sour turn when the truth about Arnold’s fifth child came to light.

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Fans were left shocked when they came to know the truth. Arnold had fathered a son with his maid while being married to Maria Shriver. Many questions came to mind, the foremost of which was- Who the housemaid was?

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The maid Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair with

Celebrity affairs are not a recent phenomenon. What’s new is seeing the celebrities we don’t expect to be anywhere near such a controversy, be at the center. The ‘Governator’ Arnold Schwarzenegger is probably one such celebrity. Owing to his charming personality, everyone has loved Arnold in each role he has played in his life.

But, contrary to popular belief, Arnold was in an affair that made international headlines. The woman in question was the Schwarzenegger family maid, Mildred Patricia Baena. She worked for the Schwarzeneggers for over 20 years. But who is she exactly?

SEOUL, SOUTH KOREA – OCTOBER 21: Arnold Schwarzenegger attends Press Conference & Red Carpet Event of “Terminator Dark Fate” in Seoul at IFC Mall on October 21st, 2019 in Seoul, South Korea. (Photo by The Chosunilbo JNS/Imazins via Getty Images)

Mildred was of Guatemalan heritage and was married to Rogelio Baena. With Rogelio, she has a daughter, Jackie Rojo. Rogelio presumed Joseph was his son until he came to know otherwise. She lived and worked at the Schwarzeneggers’ Brentwood mansion, where she got involved in an affair with Arnold. In 2021, she was reportedly in a relationship with Alex Aguiar.

As of today, Patricia lives in a home in Bakersfield, for which Arnold paid a deposit in 2010. The reported deposit was around the $65000 mark. Notably, Joseph Baena and Christopher Schwarzenegger (Arnold’s youngest son) were born only a week apart.

Reactions to the incident

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While we’ve often seen or heard about various dramas, few come close to the level of the Schwarzenegger-Baena affair. Naturally, the reactions to such a controversy would also have had contrasting colors.

MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA – MARCH 15: Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks during a press conference on March 15, 2019 in Melbourne, Australia. (Photo by Sam Tabone/WireImage)

Upon revelation of the secret, Arnold accepted and said he was imperfect. Patricia, meanwhile, gave interviews about the same. Shriver was the most affected person in the bunch. She tried to march on with reality before kneeling to it three months after the incident. While Joseph found the revelations “cool.”

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Shriver and Schwarzenegger ultimately divorced each other while continuing to be good friends. While Arnold, Joseph, and Mildred are also on close personal terms.

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Naman Gopal Srivastava

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Naman Gopal is a US Sports Writer at EssentiallySports. Naman is an Undergraduate in Journalism and Mass Communication, with a minor’s degree in Cinematography from the Maharashtra Institute of Technology. An ardent fan of basketball and soccer, Naman was once a national level soccer player himself.

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