Taking Him Away
Joseph was born just give days after Shriver gave birth to her son Christopher. The entire Schwarzenegger family believed that Joseph was Patty’s son with her husband at the time. However, by the time Joseph was 7 or 8, Schwarzenegger said that he “started looking like me,” and his suspicions about the truth started to creep up on him.
He Didn’t Turn Away
Even though the news was truly shocking and life-altering for all, Schwarzenegger did not turn away from his son. He actually reached out to Joseph and though he said that “I grew up with my mom and I was just always nervous and I didn’t want him to think bad of me,” he later shared that “Now it’s like awesome. I’m so close to my dad and we joke around about everything. He always wants to hear about the drama. He’s like, ‘Tell me everything, tell me about the drama, tell me about the girls.’” Schwarzenegger started supporting his son financially, paid for a house for Patty, and also helped pay for Joseph’s education.