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Arnold Schwarzenegger - the idol of bodybuilders and bodybuilders, who were equal to millions of guys around the world. They admired him, imitated him, idolized him. However, ironically, none of the four legitimate heirs of "Iron Arnie" followed in his footsteps. And, of course, such an absolute indifference to bodybuilding could not but upset the legendary actor, who dreamed of a successor. The balm on the soul of the already elderly Arnold was spilled by his illegitimate son, Joseph. And Arnie can now be completely calm: there is still a successor to the dynasty in his family.
Arnie has always been incredibly popular with women who literally fell at his feet. There were legends about his love. From a young age, perceiving sex only as a need of the body, he without any hesitation started romances on the set, and wherever possible. The bodybuilder met the mother of his children, journalist Maria Shriver, the niece of former US President John F. Kennedy in 1977, and legalized the relationship only nine years later. Three years after the wedding, a daughter, Catherine, was born in the family, then Christina, Patrick and Christopher were born. It should be noted that our hero never differed in marital fidelity, and from time to time rumors about Schwarzenegger's love affairs on the side surfaced in the press. However, Mary, as a wise woman, for a long time preferred to close her eyes to this.
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Nevertheless, the story of the illegitimate son at one time became a real sensation. The first rumors that the famous actor is cheating on his wife Maria Shriver, with whom he made four children, appeared back in 2003. It was at that time that the actor began to think about a political career. But, then, Maria herself stood up to protect the actor who was preparing to become the governor of California, refuting the speculations of journalists. However, as they say, you can't hide an awl in a sack, and the rumors that sowed doubts were soon confirmed. The fruit of Iron Arnie's sin grew, becoming more and more like a star father over the years.
Until the end of the governor's term in 2011, Schwarzenegger looked in the eyes of the public as an ideal husband and father, but the beautiful myth was dispelled overnight. In May 2011, barely celebrating the 25th anniversary of living with his wife, Arnold was forced to publicly admit that he had an illegitimate son from a former maid who spent about 20 years in their house. Mildred Baena looked after the children of Maria and Arnie, was in charge of cooking, cleaning, washing and was practically a member of their family. The ex-governor of California's relationship with Mexican Mildred Patricia Baena lasted almost a decade.
Of course, after such a scandalous statement, Maria Shriver filed for divorce. However, the wife herself had already begun to guess about everything, because the growing Joseph began to look very much like his biological father in appearance. The woman was especially hurt by the fact that their fourth son, Christopher, shared with Arnold, was born on September 27, 1997, just five days earlier than Joseph, who was born on October 2. In addition, little Joe spent a lot of time in the actor's house, was friends with his children and, unlike them, saw Arnie's uncle as an idol to follow.
After the divorce, Arnold began to speak openly about his past, sincerely expressing regret for the pain caused to the woman he loved and who is the mother of his four children:
Arnie also began to openly support Joseph and his mother financially. He bought a house for them, paid for Joseph's studies at a prestigious university, regularly began to communicate with his son, teach the wisdom of bodybuilding. Now they often make joint cycling races to keep fit, their joint photos are constantly flashed in the press. Joseph, like Arnie, is seriously fond of sports, so the gym, donated by his father for his birthday, was very useful. Of all the children, he is most like a star father, and it is not for nothing that the press calls the young man the true heir of the Terminator.
And there is no need to talk about the feelings of "Iron Arnie" for his son.
However, "Iron Arnie" is proud not only of Joseph.
In a marriage, four children were born in the Schwarzenegger family. The eldest daughter is Catherine Younis (December 1989). In July 1991, Christina Maria Aurelia was born, and two years later, in September 1993, the actor's first son, Patrick, was born. The youngest child Christopher Sargent was born in September 1997. They are all great-nephews of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, and Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy. And this, of course, obliges the heirs of the eminent surname to a lot.
Arnie has always been a loving, but at the same time, strict father: raising children at six in the morning, forced to pour cold water and play sports, taught them to work, self-discipline and order, sometimes in a rather drastic way - for example, if he found it lying on the floor clothes, then just burned it. Despite the severity of the educational process, the children sincerely loved and adored "Iron Arnie". And, even at first shocked and offended, they were able to forgive their father for the incident with the illegitimate son and the divorce from their mother.
CatherineCatherine Eunice Schwarzenegger is an American writer, author of several books, including one for children.
In June 2018, Katherine began dating actor Chris Pratt. A year later, they played a rather modest wedding. And a year later, Katherine and Chris became parents themselves and made the grandfather of "Iron Arnie". Katherine gave birth to baby Lila Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt in August 2020.
Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger is a young American producer and model. In her projects, she often raises topical social issues of concern to many fellow citizens. Journalists often call the girl a mystery, since little is known about her biographical data. She does not flaunt her personal life, which only fuels interest in her person. Now Christina maintains an excellent relationship with both her mother and her father, despite the divorce of her parents.
Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger is an American actor and model. The eldest son of the famous bodybuilder never shared his father's fanatical passion for bodybuilding. Although the guy liked to spend time with Arnie in training and film studios, to achieve high sports results and study the art of acting, Patrick decided to go his own way in life. The young man received his secondary education at the elite Brentwood School, while attending private acting lessons of Nancy Banks. And already at the age of 10, the purposeful teenager played a small role in the sports comedy film "Bench". At the age of 15, the heir, of course, not without the help of his parents, founded his own company Project 360 for the production of menswear and began to work on its promotion, not forgetting to donate 10 percent of the sales of products to charity. Later, Patrick, acting as a model, became the face of the Hudson Jeans brand.
The eldest son Arnie - has excellent external data, follows the figure and is constantly involved in sports. He began his journey into the world of cinema quite early, and his filmography today is more than ten films. In 2015, the aspiring actor was approved for a key role in the romantic drama "Midnight Sun" based on the Japanese film of the same name, and in 2018 the premiere of the film took place. A number of critics immediately called him the most promising son of the Terminator in the cinema, some even began to prophesy to him the title of the new sex symbol of Hollywood. Indeed, Patrick Shriver Schwarzenegger has already acquired a whole army of fans, but he has not yet met the one with which he would dare to link his fate.
Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger is the youngest son of Anri and Maria. The fact that he was not the last son in his father's biography became known much later. 2011 turned out to be a turning point for Chris, literally and figuratively. The young man was more upset by the discovery of his stepbrother than pleased. The teenage crisis, health problems and this news almost unsettled Christopher. While surfing in the open spaces of Malibu, the boy could not cope with the board. The result was severe rib injuries and collapse of the lung. After the accident, the guy gave up his passion for a dangerous type of water sports, and amid a hormonal imbalance, he became very fat. All attempts to lose weight have led to the opposite result. At the end of 2019, its weight was already about 130 kg.
Christopher, unlike famous relatives, always shuns the media and tried to lead a normal life, never striving for popularity. At the same time, the father, respecting the desires of each of his offspring, never insisted that Chris connect his future with Hollywood, or with sports. Therefore, at the age of 19, the guy decides to enter the University of Michigan and leaves home. He studies there to this day, and when he comes on vacation, he is immediately "caught" in the frame of the paparazzi, and the reporters note the weight gain, which does not bother the young man at all.
P. SThe media has been increasingly informing that Arnold Schwarzenegger was seen in the company of physiotherapist Heather Milligan. The woman is 27 years younger than the actor. Rumor has it that recently she has been monitoring the health of the Terminator, and evil tongues add that 73-year-old Arnie's hobby is quite natural: it's time to worry about health …
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