Following the release of Netflix’s FUBAR, Arnold Schwarzenegger returns to the streaming service with his own documentary

Fans of Arnold Schwarzenegger saw the actor chase all over town to get his kid the Turbo-man action figure in time for Christmas in the 1996 movie Jingle All The Way…but now almost 30 years later, all eyes are set on Arnold’s real life role as a father.

It comes after The Terminator star recounted in his upcoming Netflix documentary ‘Arnold’ when he told his former wife Maria Shriver that he had not only had an affair the same year Jingle All the Way was released but had also fathered a love child in 1997 with their housekeeper Mildred Baena.

Before Arnie's 25-year marriage fell apart in 2011, he had the conversation with his wife about his infidelity during a therapy session after the counsellor said: “[Maria] wants to know if you are the father of Joseph.”

In a snippet of the three-part Netflix documentary that airs in the UK on 7 June, Arnie elaborated by stating: 

“In the beginning, I really didn’t know [if Joseph was my child], but the older he got, the more it became clear to me. It was then just a matter of: ‘How do you keep this quiet?'...I have caused enough pain for my family, because of my f***-up. Everyone had to suffer. Maria had to suffer, the kids had to suffer, Joseph, his mother, everyone. I’m going to have to live with that for the rest of my life."

Ahead of Arnie’s ‘man behind the muscles’ premiere, PeopleWorld takes a look at the children behind the former politician and bodybuilder who previously stated in 2018 that ‘fatherhood is really the greatest joy’.

Arnie met his now ex-wife Maria Shriver at a tennis match in 1977 before he popped the question over a decade later in his home country of Austria.

The pair welcomed two daughters and two sons throughout their 25-year marriage, their eldest being Katherine Eunice in 1989, who was named after Maria’s mother and former President of the US JFK’s sister Eunice Kennedy.

Katherine, who married actor Chris Pratt in 2019 and is currently an author, is the older sibling to Goop employee Christina, born in 1991, model and actor Patrick (1993) and Christopher (1997) who recently graduated from the University of Michigan.

Just a few days after Maria and Arnold’s youngest was born, their housekeeper, who was married at the time to a man called Rogelio, gave birth to Joseph.

While Arnold questioned whether Joseph was his own child at the start, there is little to question now as the 25-year-old shares bodybuilding snaps constantly on social media, starred in a Terminator short film and appeared on Dancing with the Stars last year.

You can watch Arnie’s Netflix series FUBAR online and stream his documentary from Wednesday 7 June.

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