Arnold Schwarzenegger Announces That Youngest Son Joseph Baena Graduates From College

April 28, 2019 Updated: April 28, 2019

Arnold Schwarzenegger announced that his youngest child, Joseph Baena, has graduated from college.

The “Terminator” actor and former governor of California posted a photo of himself and Baena, 21, after he graduated from California’s Pepperdine University.

“Congratulations Joseph!,” Schwarzenegger wrote on Twitter.

The “Predator” star added: “Four years of hard work studying business at Pepperdine and today is your big day! You have earned all of the celebration and I’m so proud of you. I love you!”

Baena also posted a picture with his father on Instagram, saying, “Some of the best times of my life are because of this school and the people in these pictures.”

“I’m so incredibly greatful (sic) to have the privilege to study at and graduate from such a beautiful and high caliber school. I now have my degree in business administration and with that, I believe this is only the beginning of a new road. Let’s see where it takes us!” he continued.

Some people praised the actor for treating Baena as a normal parent would. Baena is the son of Schwarzenegger and his former housekeeper, Mildred Baena.

“Props to you Mr. Schwarzenegger for stepping up and publicly acknowledging Joseph as your son,” one Twitter user wrote to him.

He told “60 Minutes” in 2012 that “[he] inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain” on their children. He was referring to his wife, Maria Shriver.

Baena, earlier this year, received attention after he posted photos that recreated some of his father’s bodybuilding poses. A number of people noticed an uncanny resemblance.

Schwarzenegger served as the Republican governor of California from 2003 to 2011.

Schwarzenegger’s four other children are Katherine, 29; and Christina, 27; Patrick, 25; and Christopher, 21. Katherine is engaged to “Avengers” star Chris Pratt.

Meanwhile, Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are reportedly planning a traditional wedding in the summer of 2019.

Actor Chris Pratt at 'Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom' premiere.
(L) Actor Chris Pratt attends the premiere of ‘Jurassic World: Fallen Kingdom’ in Los Angeles, on June 12, 2018. (David Livingston/Getty Images) (R). Author Katherine Schwarzenegger at the 2017 Women In Film Max Mara Face of the Future at Chateau Marmont in Los Angeles, on June 12, 2017. (Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)

“They’re going to want a religious wedding,” an insider source told People. “I know that Chris does, and I assume that she does, too. God is going to be a part of this marriage.”

Pratt also loves that Schwarzenegger doesn’t shy away from discussing her beliefs openly, the source added.

“He’s constantly around other people who have no faith or are apologetic about it, but not her,” the source said. “She is willing to talk about it to anyone who will listen.”

Another insider source close to Schwarzenegger added the pair won’t be waiting too long before getting married.

“They are one of those rare couples that you root for from the beginning,” the source told the publication. “It won’t be a long engagement—Katherine has already talked about having a summer 2019 wedding.”

Epoch Times reporter Tiffany Meier contributed to this report.

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