Boy's reaction to being Schwarzenegger's son: 'Cool!'
Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver are now separated.
June 15th, 2011
07:40 AM ET

Boy's reaction to being Schwarzenegger's son: 'Cool!'

When the 13-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger's former housekeeper found out the Terminator was his father, he answered with one word: "Cool!"

That's what the housekeeper, Mildred Baena, tells HELLO! magazine, in what the British publication says will be her first and only interview on the subject.

The housekeeper told the magazine she didn't realize at first that the boy, Joseph, was Schwarzenegger's son.

“It was as Joseph grew and I started to see the resemblance that I wondered – but It became more apparent as time went on,” HELLO! quotes Baena as saying.“I knew Arnold was the father, and maybe as Joseph got older and began to look like him, he (Arnold) wondered. But he never said anything to me.”

Baena also said Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver, had her suspicions.

“She would say things like, 'I’m here if you need to talk.' I sensed something was up," Baena is quoted as saying. “Finally, she asked point blank.”

Upon learning the truth, Shriver comforted Baena, the housekeeper told HELLO!

"She cried with me. ... We held each other and I told her it wasn’t Arnie’s fault, that it takes two,” Baena is quoted as saying.

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  1. Arnold

    Thanks Tiger – Are they hiring? Maybe I could work with "my boy" – that'd be "cool" – Think there'll be any older retired people "interested" in an ex public servant?

    June 15, 2011 at 10:23 am | Report abuse |
  2. Truth_hurts

    dont kill the messenger...i'm helping you white ladies out..i'm telling you how to keep your lousey should be greatful..the truth is never pleasant...and if you white men are offended it's only because I've exposed you guys for the simpletons you REALLY are!

    June 15, 2011 at 10:25 am | Report abuse |
    • TexanGirl

      You seem to be talking a lot about white women. Are you even white? Are you even a woman? I am both. I dont think you know what youre talkin about. And white men don't "always" have affairs with minority groups! Ive known white men that had affairs with white women and Ive known white women that had affairs with black men and Ive known inter-racial couples that have great marriages and are devoted to one another and ive seen the same for married couples who are the same race. It depends on individual people and their commitment to each other.

      June 15, 2011 at 12:16 pm | Report abuse |
  3. Tiger

    I think there might be. I'll stick with the youger, cute ones and that way you won't have to "terminate me". ha ha. I can hardly wait – can we get there before breakfast ends as I have to cut greens this afternoon –

    June 15, 2011 at 10:27 am | Report abuse |
  4. cyndi

    is there at least one monogamous couple in the world today? so tired of people acting as if they have no self-control

    June 15, 2011 at 10:33 am | Report abuse |
    • suesark

      I don't think it's acting! They really don't have self-control!

      June 15, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • bredlo

      Plenty of us out here - just don't look to celebrities to form your political opinions, tell you what to buy, or how to act in relationships. Their job is to ACT normal, not BE normal.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
    • C Men

      Why do you care where I stick my wiener? It's none of your business.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:17 am | Report abuse |
    • Allison

      Yep! My hubby and I have been married faithfully for 12 years without religion or children. All it takes is real commitment. Love and marriage is a balance that both must maintain carefully.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • OldGoat

      is there at least one monogamous couple in the world today

      Right here! My right hand and I have been faithful each other for decades.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:20 am | Report abuse |
    • Bubba

      Thirty-six years and doing fine, thanks. Not everyone is a weiner.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:49 am | Report abuse |
    • oldboldgold

      I'm tired of people acting like they don't even NEED self-control.

      June 20, 2011 at 7:21 pm | Report abuse |
  5. publius enigma

    The cases of Schwarzenegger and Edwards are like 'twins'. Both had affairs that resulted in a child. Both paid to keep it quiet so it wouldn't interfere in their election. The only difference is that Arnold paid out of his own exquisite bank account and Edwards had a rich friend help him out.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:45 am | Report abuse |
    • C Men

      If the cases of Arnold and Edwards were like "Twins" they would be hilarious. And Danny DeVito would be involved somehow.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:18 am | Report abuse |
  6. banasy

    @ Wendy31179:

    One hopes you would care.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:46 am | Report abuse |
  7. Hasher Iva

    The housekeeper says, "..she didn't realize at first that the boy, Joseph, was Schwarzenegger's son." Apparently Arnie wasn't the only one in line.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:47 am | Report abuse |
  8. brandon

    this is in response to Truth_hurts. At least white men aren't 'showcased' on COPS every weekend. It's not like they want it that way, but you are the true simpletons who give yourselves the bad rep (and bad rap) to begin with

    June 15, 2011 at 10:48 am | Report abuse |
    • dave

      What are you talking about? I'd say Cops is a pretty even split between black and white trash.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • Hmmm

      Apparently Brandon has never seen an episode of COPS. It's CHOCK FULL of hillbillies.

      June 15, 2011 at 1:08 pm | Report abuse |
  9. T3chsupport

    Shriver's dignity keeps on surprising me. She can obviously do better than the Governator.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:50 am | Report abuse |
    • Elizabeth

      Shriver should have been the governator, not Arnie. She is much more qualified. Elect women who care in 2012; not people who want to cut off all our medicine, education, and poison our environment.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:01 am | Report abuse |
    • Anthony Weiner

      She just sent me a picture of Arnold's junk. So small . . . kids, don't take steroids.

      June 15, 2011 at 11:52 am | Report abuse |
  10. Mimi

    Am I the only one to find the "HELLO!" in this article hilarious?

    June 15, 2011 at 10:52 am | Report abuse |
    • Anthony Weiner


      June 15, 2011 at 11:51 am | Report abuse |
  11. Sonzwaneggar

    That explains my Hitler Youth thingy.

    June 15, 2011 at 10:53 am | Report abuse |
  12. Sonzwaneggar

    My dad dropped The State of California's 50 billion dollar lawsuit vs. ENRON? cool

    June 15, 2011 at 10:55 am | Report abuse |
  13. Daughterzaneggar?

    I wonder if he has any unknown daughters, and if they would think it's "cool".

    June 15, 2011 at 10:58 am | Report abuse |
  14. AgentStorm

    Wait, what...Arnold is black???? 0-0

    June 15, 2011 at 11:02 am | Report abuse |
    • Jingoistic Drum Banger

      well he is for sure not white...

      June 15, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
    • comutec

      nope your read dad is black, ask your mom

      June 15, 2011 at 6:01 pm | Report abuse |
  15. GinaBonBon

    who is my daddy and what does he do?

    June 15, 2011 at 11:03 am | Report abuse |
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