Arnold Schwarzenegger is a devoted father! In a beautiful birthday tribute, the actor said he’s’so proud’ of his son Joseph Baena.
We adore Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 74-year-old son Joseph Baena’s relationship! On Joseph’s 24th birthday, on Sunday, Oct. 3, the Terminator star turned to Instagram to share photographs from a joyous breakfast as well as a wonderfully penned homage for his lookalike son.
“Wishing you a very happy birthday, @projoe2! I am really proud of you and adore you!” Arnold started his new job. “You’re killing it in the gym, in real estate, and on the stage. I’m confident that this year will be even better,” he added.
Arnold uploaded a sequence of photos from a recent brunch date, showing the two holding their glasses — Arnold’s green juice and Joseph’s cup (perhaps with coffee) — at a gorgeously designed restaurant. The Austrian native also provided photos of him and his son from the past, including a bike trip around Los Angeles with his son and another casual photo in front of a bodybuilding mural.
Another image by Joseph featured a real estate agent who was all smiles and holding a candle-lit cake. Along with a cute puppy and Joseph’s older brother Roger Baena, Arnold was beaming as he tenderly placed a hand on Joseph’s back.
“I’m very grateful for everyone’s birthday greetings from yesterday!!!” Joseph started writing his caption. “The number 23 was incredible! It was full of new experiences, new friends, and, most importantly, a lot of goals achieved. I’m especially appreciative, and I’m looking forward to seeing what happens in year 24!” he added.
In recent years, Joseph, Arnold’s son with Mildred Patricia Baena, has built a close relationship with his biological father. Like his famous father, the California native has taken up bodybuilding, and the two are frequently seen catching up on bike rides around Los Angeles. With ex-wife Maria Shriver, Arnold is the father of Joseph’s half-siblings Katherine, 31, Christina, 30, Patrick, 28, and Christopher, 24.
In July, Joseph paid a special tribute to Arnold on the occasion of his 74th birthday. “Have a wonderful birthday, Dad!” I hope your pump was juicy, and may your day be filled with plenty of schnitzel, schnapps, and stogies,” he wrote, beside the same photo Arnold shared on Oct. 3.