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Arnold Schwarzenegger: All About the Action Star’s Family, Children

Arnold Schwarzenegger: All About the Action Star’s Family, Children

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a total of five children. The Conan the Barbarian legend has four children with ex-wife Maria Shriver. In 2011, Schwarzenegger publicly revealed fathering a son with his longtime housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena. Shriver then initiated divorce proceedings in May 2011, ending their 25-year marriage. Here’s everything to know about the action superstar’s five children.

Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger Pratt

Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger ( (Photo by Jon Kopaloff/WireImage)

Katherine Schwarzenegger, the eldest child of Schwarzenegger and Shriver, was born on December 13, 1989. Her middle name, Eunice, is a tribute to her maternal grandmother, who was President John F. Kennedy’s younger sister.

In 2010, at 21, she achieved an incredible feat by becoming a bestselling author with her debut book, Rock What You’ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who’s Been There and Back. It quickly rose to the top of the New York Times bestseller list. After two years, Katherine completed her studies at the University of Southern California and released another self-help book titled “I Just Graduated . . . Now What?” This book aimed to assist fellow recent graduates in navigating the challenges after school.

In 2017, she authored Maverick and Me, a children’s book featuring her rescue dog, and in 2020, The Gift of Forgiveness. The author is a dedicated animal rights advocate and ambassador for Best Friends Animal Society and the ASPCA.

Katherine began dating actor Chris Pratt in 2018 after meeting at church. They got engaged in January 2019 and married in an intimate ceremony the following summer. In 2020, they welcomed their first child, daughter Lyla, and two years later, their second daughter, Eloise.

Christina Maria Aurelia Schwarzenegger

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Christina Schwarzenegger, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s second daughter with Shriver, was born in Los Angeles on July 23, 1991. She graduated from Georgetown University, Shriver’s alma mater, in 2013 with a bachelor’s degree in English. Later, she pursued studies in interior architecture at Parsons School of Design and gained valuable experience as an editor at Gwyneth Paltrow’s lifestyle brand, Goop, where she focused on covering health and wellness topics for three years.

Christina and Shriver served as co-executive producers for the 2018 documentary Take Your Pills on Netflix. The film delved into Christina’s encounters with Adderall addiction, shedding light on the role societal pressures play in the misuse of this controlled substance.

Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger

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Patrick Schwarzenegger, born on September 18, 1993, in Los Angeles, is the third child of Schwarzenegger and Shriver. He is a rising actor and sometimes a model. Patrick made his debut on the big screen with a brief cameo in the 2006 film Benchwarmers. Since then, he has added notable movies like Netflix’s Moxie in 2021 and HBO Max’s true crime series The Staircase in 2022. He also starred alongside his brother-in-law Chris Pratt in the 2022 series Terminal List. In 2023, he secured a recurring role on the superhero series, Gen V.

Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Christopher Schwarzenegger in 2012 (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images for Relativity Media)

Christopher Schwarzenegger, the youngest offspring of Shriver and Schwarzenegger has mostly remained away from public attention. However, he does support his family of actors by attending premieres of their films. Back in 2020, Christopher completed his studies at the esteemed University of Michigan.

The Youngest of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Children… Joseph Baena

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Joseph Baena is the son of Schwarzenegger and his longtime housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena. He was born on October 2, 1997. His mother concealed his identity for the first seven or eight years of his life until his striking resemblance to his father could no longer be hidden. However, Schwarzenegger has since embraced Baena, with the pair routinely working out together.

Of all of his children, Baena has perhaps followed the most closely in Arnold Schwarzenegger’s footsteps so far. Like his father, Joseph is an avid and accomplished bodybuilder. He even managed to make it on the cover of Men’s Health in 2022.

Baena, in addition to his other pursuits, harbors aspirations in acting. In April 2023, news emerged that Joseph had landed a role in the movie Gunner, alongside Morgan Freeman and Luke Hemsworth. He is set to portray the character of Wally, a deputy sheriff.