Arnold Schwarzenegger and his family are no longer strangers to us, but they were often only a part of history. Against this background, it is time that we learn all about them. The family has already got used to being in the spotlight, as is to be expected when both parents are public figures in their respective fields. Yet it was a single public scandal of lies, secrets, and infidelity that put them on everyone’s radar.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Children
Until 2011, everyone thought the actor had only four children, well, all except the actor himself and the mother of his illegitimate child. Joseph Baena was recently recognized as one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s children. Nevertheless, here is some information about the children of this “jack-of-all-trades”.
Katherine Schwarzenegger is not only the first child but also the first daughter of the estranged couple. She was born on December 13, 1989, and is currently an author. In 2010, she wrote a book that deals with questions of self-confidence and self-image of young women and is titled “Rock What You’ve Got”: Secrets on how to love your inner and outer beauty from someone who has been there before and has been there again”.
Recently, in 2014, she published another publication entitled: “I just graduated from college … What now? Honest answers from those who were there”. This title is as self-explanatory as it gets. Someone is certainly following in her mother’s footsteps.
The girls in this family obviously came before the boys, because two years later, on July 23, 1991, Christina Schwarzenegger was born. The star’s second daughter is currently studying at Georgetown University.
His name is Patrick Schwarzenegger and he is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son, who subtly follows in his father’s footsteps. Born on September 18, 1993, we can already see the stamp “Jack of all trades” on his resume. He currently owns a clothing line, which his parents helped him start when he was 15 years old. He is also a model who is put to the test by acting. He is just 22 years old and we are preparing for the impact he will have.
Christopher Schwarzenegger is the last child of Arnold Schwarzenegger with his estranged wife Maria Shriver. He was born on September 27, 1997, just 5 days before his half-brother Joseph Baena. He is a bit clumsy compared to his other siblings, but young Schwarzenegger looks good for us anyway.
The baby of the family happens to be illegitimate as well, but that’s a strong word since he was openly accepted into the Schwarzenegger herd. Okay, we have no record of any interaction with his older siblings, but the 18-year-old has definitely caught up with his old man.
The two were spotted together a couple of times, once at the gym and once while cycling. Arnold is especially proud of his son Joseph Baena, who is an A student. Even more proud he may have followed in his father’s footsteps. He recently starred in a reenactment of an iconic scene from “Terminator 2”, directed by his buddy Ben Hess, who is trying to make his mark on the field.
So far the children of good Arnold Schwarzenegger are a good bunch, and they will no doubt always be watched under the lens of the media.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Wife
She stood by his side, she had his babies and at some point, she even gave up her career to support his political ambitions. Maria Shriver and her husband seemed to have the perfect family until the scandal-hit.
Maria Owings Shriver was born on November 6, 1955. Apart from her many accomplishments, the former 1st Lady of California is maternally related to the Kennedys. Her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was a sister of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Ted Kennedy. She is also an accomplished journalist, best-selling author, and philanthropist.
She seems to have the perfect picture, doesn’t she? Well, she has a micro-scandal of her own. Sometime in 2014, it turns out that Schwarzenegger wasn’t the only one cheating on his wife, but that his devoted wife also had a side blow. It is rumored that she had a love affair with her husband’s campaign strategist, Matthew Dowd. Sources said on page six: “After playing the cheated wife, Shriver, 60, for years, her longtime lover, Matthew Dowd, 54, recently trotted out as if he were a new fling.
If it is true, this “public sex scandal” came right on cue. Apparently the entire campaign team knew this information because when Arnold was not there, the couple put their love on display. They both denied being involved before Maria’s estrangement from her husband, and it had no harmful effect on their name or family, and they all seem to have moved on.