Joseph Baena, the resulting child of an affair between body building action star Arnold Schwarzenegger and family maid Mildred Baena, has been spotted around Hollywood looking more and more like his famous father.
Baena, 16, was photographed while leaving training for his high school swim team with his mother last week in Bakersfield, Calif. Dressed in black gym shorts and a black batman tank top, Baena showed off some bulky arm muscles that indicate that he may have inherited his father’s muscly physique.
When caught on camera previously, Baena appeared to have a similar body type to his half-brother Christopher Schwarzenegger, who was born just five days before him. Now, Baena appears to have shed the baby weight and is eager to continue building up his body with the help of the home gym Schwarzenegger bought him, according to TMZ.
Although Schwarzenegger’s affair with Mildred Baena occurred back in the late 90s, he managed to keep his paternity of Joseph a secret from his wife Maria Shriver and other children until 2010. At that point, Shriver confronted Mildred and asked her maid if her husband had fathered her child, Mildred later told Hello! Magazine.
By May 2011, Schwarzenegger publicly confirmed that Joseph Baena was his son as a result of an extramarital affair and that he was born less than a week after his youngest son. The Terminator actor also issued a public apology. Despite his contrition, Shriver filed for divorce in July of that year, but the erstwhile couple have yet to formally divorce.