Arnold Schwarzenegger wished his love child Joseph Baena a Happy Birthday.
It took a long road for Arnold, 69, and his lookalike boy to have a public relationship that was accepted after Arnold and his former wife Maria Shriver ended their 25-year marriage in May 2011 when it was revealed he had fathered a child with the couple's housekeeper of 20 years, Mildred Baena.
Taking to Instagram, Arnold wrote, “Happy birthday, Joseph. Great student, great athlete. I'm proud of you and I love you!”
Father and son partied at the Oktoberfest festival, where Arnold’s girlfriend Heather Milligan, 41, joined the two.
(Arnold and Heather in Italy together in the summer.)
The group was enjoying the day at the Schuetzen Festzelt in Munich, Germany. Arnold even wore some traditional lederhosen, showing off his legs.
Arnold looked happy downing steins of beer and jumping onstage with the band.
Although their relationship is great now, the world was shocked when it was revealed that the lookalike boy was Arnold’s biological son. In the summer of 2011, Mildred told Hello! magazine that Joseph learned Arnold was his father when he was 12 and realized he looked exactly like the star.
“I knew Arnold was the father, and maybe as Joseph got older and began to look like him, [Arnold] wondered - but he never said anything to me,”
It wasn’t until Maria asked her point blank if she had slept with Arnold, did Mildred confess.
In 2015, Arnold says all is good with the family now.
“He's terrific and he totally understands the situation,” he told Howard Stern on his SiriusXM Satellite show. “It's a very tough situation for him. It's a very tough situation for my kids, very tough situation for my family—it was tough for everybody. But it has happened and now we have to figure it out, right?”
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