Arnold Schwarzenegger Refused To Financially Support His Son After He Finished College

Arnold Schwarzenegger Refused To Financially Support His Son After He Finished College

Despite being worth well over $400 million, Arnold Schwarzenegger refuses to support his son after graduating college.

Joseph Baena, The Terminator star's son, is fine with the decision, as he told Essentially Sports:

"I'm really grateful that my dad helped me get through college."

Baena, an aspiring actor, and a bodybuilder added:

"But right when the college was done, it was just like, 'You go. You're on your own.' I was like, 'Oh, s**t.'"


While Joseph has Hollywood dreams, he is thinking practical:

"So yeah, I needed a job, and I was not getting any of the acting roles that I thought I was going to get, and like starting to get paid."

"I was like, 'I need to do something,' so I started interning at this real estate company."


Arnold's son works for Los Angeles realty firm ARIA Properties. After finishing the internship, he found that he liked the job, explaining, "I enjoyed it and was like, 'Oh, I think I can do this pretty well.' So, I got my license."

Baena became famous as Terminator actor's secret love child. His mother, Mildred Baena, was a housekeeper for the Schwarzenegger family when she had an affair with the actor.


Arnold's ex-wife, Maria Shiver, and Mildred were pregnant at the same time. The public only learned about the affair in 2011.


Talking to Men's Health, Schwarzenegger's son explained how it felt to be in high school while the whole nation was learning about his family life:

"I remember the day very vividly."

"I was in the eighth grade."

"Fifth or sixth period. And I get called out of class to leave."

"And my mom's there, and she's like, 'We gotta go – everyone is finding out about you and who your father is.'"


Joseph does not want his father's last name, as he explained to Inside Edition:

"I already have a last name, and I don't have a problem with my last name. I like my last name."

Despite the turbulent start, the father and son seem to have a healthy bond now.