Nothing like a little workout to connect with your brother.
Patrick Schwarzenegger seems to be making an effort to develop a relationship with his half-brother, Joseph Baena.
Arnold SchwarzeneggerThe sons were spotted training together on the stairs of Santa Monica on Monday, April 5, during their first public outing.
Patrick, 27, and Joseph, 23, were joined by Joseph’s girlfriend, Nicki Add, for fitness activity. Nikki, who is earning a master’s degree in business at Pepperdine, posted a photo of the famous wooden stairs in her history on Instagram, along with the caption “LFG!”
She also mysteriously posted a photo of an inspiring message written on the cement, reading: “I hope you know how much you are loved, I hope you know how brave you are, I hope you know how strong you are.”
Seven years have passed since Los Angeles Times revealed that Arnold had an affair with his housekeeper, Mildred Baenaand gave birth to her child Joseph in 1997.
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About five years after his birth, Arnold ran for governor of California and took office in 2003. The terminator star left the governorship in 2011 and then told his wife Maria Shriver, of his secret paternity. She filed for divorce the same year.
Mildred continued to work for the family until her retirement in January 2014.
Arnold said in a statement to The times this year, “I understand and deserve feelings of anger and frustration among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the damage. I apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am really sorry.”
He is also the father of Catherine, 31, Christina, 29 and Christopher, 23, who was born just five days before Joseph. Arnold got a new title – Grandpa – when Catherine and her husband Chris Pratt welcomed Lila Maria Pratt last year.
Today’s workout wasn’t the only family time Patrick had lately. He and his girlfriend, Abby Champion, spent Easter weekend with his mother in Palm Springs, California.
Both he and Joseph became increasingly involved in the acting business, and Patrick recently took part Moxie,, Daniel is not real and Midnight sun.
On the other hand, Joseph will soon appear in his big debut, The chariot, together Rosa Salazar, on IMDb. The fitness guru studies jiu-jitsu and seems focused on training, even recreating one of his father’s iconic bodybuilder poses.
Although today’s outing is the first public observation for the brothers, Arnold spends time with Joseph alone. The two called Joseph’s 19th birthday in Germany at Oktoberfest in 2016 and celebrated his graduation from Pepperdine University in 2019.
“Great student, great athlete”, Predator star wrote on Instagram. “I’m proud of you and I love you!”
Mildred also said she was cordial with Arnold. When The times published her exhibit, it did not print Mildred’s name, but quoted her as saying, “I wanted to reach my 20s, then I wanted to retire.” She reportedly received compensation and “left a good relationship with them,” as she put it.
It seems that the scandal is now entirely water under the bridge, as Patrick and Joseph hang out and make up for lost time.