Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Son Joseph Baena Reveals Why He Doesn’t Have Father’s Last Name

by Michael Freeman

Following in his father’s footsteps in many ways, Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena is a bodybuilder and wants to be an actor. However, despite sharing so many life goals with his father, Baena doesn’t share his last name and recently explained why.

Though adopting the Schwarzenegger name for the clout would certainly assist Baena in his endeavors, this is exactly why he hasn’t done it. While speaking with E!, Baena stressed he wanted to build his acting career himself. “There’s a few different variables in that,” Joseph told host Morgan Stewart of E!. “But that’s just not my main priority at the moment, so I’m just focused on building myself up and building my career in acting and real estate and just focusing on that right now.”

Nonetheless, Baena acknowledges his father’s success and admires him for it. Additionally, he stated Arnold Schwarzenegger influenced a lot of what he does. “I mean, my dad is a stallion. He’s a man’s man, I like to think, and I look up to him a lot,” Joseph added. “So in a way, he’s influenced a lot of things: the path that I have taken with acting, with fitness and my physique and the many other things that I’m doing.”

Along those lines, he told E! he spends “hours” at the gym every day and sticks to a strict dietary regimen. Baena also seems to be doing well on the acting front, with appearances in several upcoming films like Bitflix’s Lava. “It’s a fun horror thriller,” he explained. “Basically, these girls come into town into Hawaii, meet these group of guys that are freedivers and we take them on a little trip.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Daughter Announces Second Pregnancy

Arnold Schwarzenegger is a father to a handful of children and is even a grandfather now. Along the latter lines, it looks like he’ll have another grandchild, as his daughter announced her second pregnancy this month.

US Weekly reported the announcement 11 days ago, with multiple sources stating it and then the news being confirmed later. Chris Pratt and Katherine Schwarzenegger are indeed pregnant with their second child. Pratt is ecstatic about the pregnancy, with the news coming off the heels of Katherine’s birthday. According to him, Arnold Schwarzenegger may get even more grandkids.

“[I want] lots of kids,” Pratt said in 2020 to Entertainment Tonight about the future with Katherine. “Maybe less time spent working, more time spent enjoying life. I always want to be that guy that works to live, not lives to work. I think [I want to spend] just a lot of time at the farm and a lot of time catching a lot of fish and seeing lots of sunsets.”

Though the couple provides updates on their first child, Lyla, they keep her face private. Reports state that will continue with all their children.