In 2011, news related to Austrian-American actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger became major headlines. The news source revealed about Arnold parenting a child born with his then employee, Mildred Patricia Baena. Their child, Joseph Baena, was born in 1997. To know more about their highly secretive affair, stay with us.
Who is Mildred Patricia Baena? Well, the infamous Mildred became familiar after her romantic affair with Schwarzenegger became a public scandal. After learning about the illegitimate relationship, Arnold's wife, Maria Shriver, filed for divorce. However, the couple now remains as friends, and their divorce is likely going to happen.
Mildred Baena Early Life
Mildred Patricia Baena was born in 1961 in the United States. Baena's age is 59 years as of 2020.
Her nationality belongs to Guatemala. Baena was not a renowned name until her relation with the A-list actor became transparent.
Who was Mildred Baena's Ex-Husband?
As per the divorce documents, Mildred was first married to ex-husband, Rogelio Baena. The couple married on November 14, 1987, and separated in October 1997. They didn't share any child.
Baena gave birth to Arnold's love child on October 2, 1997, and just after a month, she separated with Rogelio. Mildred finally filed for divorce on February 13, 2008, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason. So, did Rogelio knew about the child?
Rogelio thought Joseph Baena as his actual son until 2011 when the news about Arnold and Mildred's relation became open. Further, in an interview, he revealed that he had no idea that Arnold was the biological father of his wife's kid. After learning the fact, Rogelio became devastated because, for him, Arnold was an idol.
Arnold's Secret Affair led to his Separation
On May 9, 2011, Arnold and his then-wife, Maria Shriver, ended their 25 years of marriage. About a week later, Arnold's affair with the housemaid, Mildred, and their child made headlines.
The Terminator actor said that he told Maria about his affair after leaving the governor's office. However, some sources said he confessed to Maria only after she had confronted him with the information.
Know about Mildred and Arnold's Love Child
Mildred, who worked at Arnold's house as a housemaid, gave birth to his son named Joseph Baena on October 2, 1997. Joseph, who is close to his biological father, is 22 years as of 2020. If you have seen the pictures or any videos of Joseph, then you will realize he is the spitting image of his father, the one and only Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Mildred doesn't have any child apart from Joseph; however, Arnold shared four kids with the ex-wife. So, how's the relation of Joseph with his half-siblings? To be honest, the only person he is close is with his biological father. The father-son duo makes public appearances showing off their muscles in the gym, cycling on the streets, and enjoying dinner nights. It is not known if Joseph is close to his other half-siblings.
Mildred Patricia Baena's Net Worth
Mildred's as Arnold's housekeeper earned $1,000 per week. She worked there for almost twenty years; hence, by calculations, Patricia earned nearly $900,000 from her profession as the housemaid. Unfortunately, the current estimations of Mildred's net worth is hidden.
Additionally, one question arises regarding Schwarzenegger's support to Mildred and their son. As per Star Magazine, Arnold paid the mother of his child $10,000 in child support. He claimed to have spent a huge sum of money for his love child as well. Arnie reportedly bought a luxurious SUV for Joseph's mother and sent $65,000 as down payments. At the time, Arnold's net worth was somewhere between $300 million-$400 million.