Schwarzenegger-Shriver family is once again in the news when reports surfaced that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s children with Maria Shriver are apparently avoiding their half-brother, Joseph Baena, who Arnold is said to have fathered through an adulterous relationship that took place more than two decades ago. The dynamics of the family have drawn attention from the public for a number of years, and recent reports indicate that things may be getting even more complicated.
The Schwarzenegger children don’t have a tight relationship with Joseph, and there is undoubtedly some disconnect there, according to an unnamed family member. They don’t truly view him as a member of their family because of the complexity of the situation.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mildred Baena, a former housekeeper for the Schwarzenegger-Shriver family, are the parents of Joseph Baena, who turned 25 earlier this year. Arnold and Maria’s 25-year marriage ended after the discovery of his origin in 2011 sparked a media frenzy.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has worked to keep his relationship with Joseph intact since the scandal, spending time with him and providing advice. The insider speculates that Schwarzenegger’s kids with Maria Shriver might not feel the same way.
“It’s not like they detest Joseph or anything like that,” the insider continued, “but they have their own lives and have grown up apart. Their mothers, homes, and life experiences differ from one another. There is no hostility, but there is also no strong connection.
Many people are surprised by this most recent information because Arnold Schwarzenegger has made it clear that he intends to be a good father to all of his children. He has previously expressed regret for the relationship and the suffering it brought his family.
Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher Schwarzenegger are all now adults with their own families and jobs. They have established themselves as leaders in their respective industries and have taken an active role in many charity projects.
Even if there may be questions about the reported gap between Joseph Baena and his half-siblings, family dynamics are complicated and can change over time. Only time will tell if these connections will alter or if they’ll stay the same as they have been in recent years.
It has been unsuccessful to get in touch with Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger, or their kids for comment on this issue. It is still unclear how the family will respond to these allegations and whether they’ll decide to provide the public access to their point of view.