As model-actor Patrick Schwarzenegger turns 30 on Sept. 18, 2023, we're taking a look back at him and action star Arnold Schwarzenegger's four other adult children to see how much his kids have changed over the years.
Maria's experience as a member of a prestigious political family came in handy during Arnold's run as the governor of California. During their 25-year marriage, the duo welcomed four children together — daughters Katherine Schwarzenegger and Christina Schwarzenegger and sons Patrick Schwarzenegger and Christopher Schwarzenegger.
These days, Arnold and Maria's kids — seen with them here in 2006 — are all grown up! From marrying a movie star to working with the Special Olympics, find out what these kids are up to today… plus see the son Arnold had with their housekeeper then and now…
He's seen here with his dad at the premiere of 2006's "The Benchwarmers" — a film in which he had a cameo! — at 13.
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Patrick Schwarzenegger is following in dad Arnold Schwarzenegger's acting footsteps. Since graduating from the University of Southern California like sister Katherine Schwarzenegger, Patrick has been furthering his career in Hollywood following a childhood cameo in "The Benchwarmers" back in 2006.
He's appeared in the National Geographic miniseries "The Long Road Home" in 2017, in HBO Max's "The Staircase" in 2022 and in Prime Video's "The Terminal List" in 2022 — alongside brother-in-law Chris Pratt.
The actor has been dating model Abby Champion since 2015 and prior to that romanced singer-actress Miley Cyrus.
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger welcomed their first daughter, Katherine Schwarzenegger, in December 1989.
She's seen here riding on her movie star father's back while attending an Oktoberfest event in Santa Monica, California, just two months before her first birthday.
At just 21, Katherine Schwarzenegger published her first book, "Rock What You've Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who's Been There and Back." The empowering book became a New York Times bestseller.
She released her second book — "I Just Graduated … Now What?" — after her own graduation from the University of Southern California. She went on to write three more books — two for children: "Maverick and Me," which is about her rescue dog, and "Good Night Sister" — plus one featuring stories of forgiving, "The Gift of Forgiveness."
Katherine married actor Chris Pratt in 2019, a year after they met at church. They've since welcomed two daughters: Lyla in 2020 and Eloise in 2022.
Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger welcomed daughter Christina Schwarzenegger in July 1991.
She's seen here attending an event with her mom at 13.
In 2013, Christina Schwarzenegger graduated from Georgetown University — just like mom Maria Shriver. She went on to study interior architecture at the Parsons School of Design.
Since finishing school, Christina has worked as an editor at Goop, been involved with the Special Olympics — which was founded by maternal grandmother Eunice Kennedy Shriver — and worked as a producer. Among her credits? The 2018 Netflix documentary "Take Your Pills" and the 2022 followup "Take Your Pills: Xanax."
Christopher Schwarzenegger was the last child born to Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver. The youngest of the bunch joined the family in September 1997 — just five days after half-brother Joseph Baena was born.
He's seen here at 6 watching as his dad was sworn in as governor of California in November 2003.
Of the Schwarzenegger children, youngest son Christopher Schwarzenegger has largely stayed out of the spotlight.
He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2020 and in recent years has made headlines for showing off a very slimmed-down physique.
Back in August 2014, Joseph Baena took to Instagram to share this photo of himself on the first day of his senior year of high school. Just four years earlier, he learned that Arnold Schwarzenegger was his biological father when the news broke that the action star had an affair with his mother, Mildred Patricia "Patty" Baena — who worked as a housekeeper for Arnold and then-wife Maria Shriver. At the time, Joseph was 13 and in the eighth grade.
"I'm not making excuses, but at the time I was intimate with Arnold, I loved him. But I knew he was married and had a family who I cared very much about too," Patty told Hello! magazine in 2011, adding that she and Arnold were only together "a few times" around the time that she got pregnant with Joseph, who was born on Oct. 2, 1997 — just five days after his older half-brother, Christopher Schwarzenegger.
She also insisted that Arnold was in the dark about Joseph: "I never told him. I never told anyone except my mother. So much has been written about how he kept this secret of betrayal from his wife all these years — and how he kept me in the house with his family knowing Joseph was his. That is not true. Never have I told him Joseph was his son, never did he ask me, and never did we talk about it," she said. "I never intended for anyone to know, not ever. I never wanted anyone to be hurt by this."
Some media outlets have reported that Patty came clean about her son's parentage when his resemblance to Arnold became too strong to ignore.
Keep reading to see that resemblance now…
Arnold Schwarzenegger's youngest child, son Joseph Baena, is following in his footsteps! In August 2023, the fitness enthusiast took to Instagram to share a video of himself flexing his massive muscles — and emulating a few of his dad's instantly recognizable moves from the '70s!
"Constantly trying to improve. If not physically then mentally. We must always be pushing to reach our goals!" Joseph captioned the video on social media.
Yep, Joseph Baena is Arnold Schwarzenegger's mini-me! He isn't just following in his father's footsteps when it comes to bodybuilding, though — he's also an aspiring actor. Joseph — who graduated from Pepperdine University in 2019 and now works as a real estate agent in the Los Angeles area — made his feature film debut in 2022: He had a small role in the low-budget sci-fi flick "Chariot" starring John Malkovich. He also competed on the 31st season of "Dancing With the Stars" in 2022 — he was eliminated just six weeks into the competition — and works as a DJ.
"It took a little bit for me to realize that I don't have to do what my dad did. I don't have to get into acting or bodybuilding. I'm very motivated and driven. I'm happy about my relationship with my dad. But I'm more happy that I am finding joy in what I'm doing and that I'm doing exactly what I've always dreamed about," Joseph told Men's Health in 2022.