Mildred Patricia Baena: The housekeeper with who Arnold had affair

Who is Mildred Patricia Baena?

The showbiz business is all about affairs, controversies, and money. Unfortunately, Mildred Patricia Baena is one of the many people who fell into Hollywood’s trap.

She is famous as the housekeeper who has a child with actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. There are many controversies about celebrities having affairs, but what makes Mildred’s different?

Mildred was a loyal housekeeper to Arnold Schwarzenegger and his family for 20 years. After she came out clean about her affair with Arnold to his wife and the public, she became a center of attention.

Read to know what lead to the extramarital affair and interesting facts

Mildred Patricia Baena bio, relationships, career and net worth
Mildred Patricia Baena Biography

Quick facts

Full nameMildred Patricia Baena
BirthdateMarch 1, 1961
Age62 years old
Sun signPisces
BirthplaceGuatemala City, Gautemala
Currently residingLos Angeles, California, USA
EducationDegree in Culinary Arts
ParentsEvelyn Pena
GrandparentsNo information
SiblingsMiriam Pena
Marital statusDivorced
SpouseRogelio Baena (1997-2008)
Alex Aguiar
ChildrenJackie Rozo (from Rogelio Baena)
Joseph Baena (from Arnold Schwarzenegger)
Net worthUnder review
Social mediaTwitter
Hair color Dark brown
Eye colorDark brown

Early life

Mildred Patricia Baena with son Joseph Baena
Mildred Patricia Baena with son Joseph Baena

Mildred Patricia Pena was born on March 1, 1961, to Evelyn Pena in Guatemala.

She grew up with her sister, Miriam Pena. From her son. Joseph Baena’s post, she has a Degree in Culinary Arts.

Mildred served Maria for 20 years as well. Even with Arnold’s occasional affair, she would ask Maria for love advice. Mildred was obsessed with her.


Rogelio Baena (ex-husband)

Mildred Patricia Baena was initially married to Rogelio Baena in 1997. They were married for ten years. 

Mildred and Rogelio have a daughter together named Jackie Rozo. While in a marriage with him, Patty Baena was actively in an extramarital relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

The Baena relationship was not going well at the end of their 10th year together. As a result, they separated some weeks after the child, Joseph, was born

However, Rogelio had no idea about his wife’s affair.

Rogelio was sure that Joseph was not his son but Arnold’s after his sister told him. He even planned to sue the Hollywood star for falsifying the public document.

Mildred later filed for divorce and ended things with Rogelio in 2008.

Arnold Schwarzenegger (extramarital affair)

Arnold Schwarzenegger
Arnold Schwarzenegger

I’m sure everyone knows who Mildred’s lover is. Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor who has starred in more than 70 films and is most famous for the movies titled ‘The Terminator’ and ‘Commando.’

Arnold was married to Maria Shriver, an American journalist, during his affair. Currently, he is in a relationship with a physical therapist named Heather Milligan.

Mildred Baena had an obsession with Maria and wanted to look like her.

She would put on Maria’s clothes and jewelry. Mildred also shared an intimate relationship with Maria’s husband on her bed.

Mildred and Arnold had an on-and-off relationship. We would not say it is all Mildred’s fault. As Mildred says, “It takes two to break a relationship.”

However, Arnold had an equal fault. Maria confronted Mildred after hearing rumors about Joseph’s resemblance to Arnold. During this process, Mildred confessed everything. 

As a result, Arnold fired Mildred as a way to save his marriage. Angry and hot-headed for losing her longtime job, Mildred threatened to go public.

After three months of learning about the lies and the lovechild, Maria left Arnold. They finally divorced in 2017.

Joseph Baena (son)

Arnold Schwarzenegger and son Joseph Baena
Arnold Schwarzenegger and son Joseph Baena

Before the controversy hit, Mildred was an ordinary housekeeper at the Brentwood mansion.

Mildred was very private about her life, and even her long-term affair with Arnold was a secret. She did not want any negative attention from the media and her and Arnold’s family. Or Mildred did not want to risk losing her job.

Joseph started resembling the physical attributes of his father as he grew older. It led to suspicion from Arnold’s close friends and family. Maria also doubted the boy’s paternity, so she asked Mildred face-to-face.

Fourteen years later, Mildred could not bear it anymore and confessed to Maria that Joseph was Arnold’s son. After this event, Mildred was the face and the name on every entertainment headline. In addition, many news channels and publications interviewed her.

And people knew Mildred as Arnold’s mistress.

Joseph Baena childhood photo with his mother, Mildred Patricia Baena
Joseph Baena’s childhood photo with his mother


Mildred got her fame from controversies in the first place. The most significant one was, being the baby mama of actor Arnold Schwarzenegger.

She fueled headlines by saying that she hoped for Arnold and Maria’s reconciliation. and sometimes by saying that SHE was ‘more of a wife to Arnold than Maria.’

In 2011, Rogelio Baena planned to sue Mildred and Arnold for falsifying a public document. It was a severe crime in California and would result in jail time.

Mildred also got involved in one of Arnold’s controversies. It had something to do with his tell-all biography. In his memoir, he mentioned having years of an affair with his housekeeper, Mildred.


How she came to the United States from Guatemala is not known.

We know that she has been a housemaid to Arnold Schwarzenegger and his family since the 1970s. She served them for 20 years until she got fired.

The net worth of Mildred Patricia Baena

The exact amount of Mildred Patricia Baena’s net worth is unknown. Nevertheless, reports have that Arnold paid her $5,000 when the lovechild’s news surfaced in the media.

We also believe that Mildred gained some money for child support from Arnold. According to the law, average child support from a high net-worth individual would be $15,000 to $30,000 a month.

In 2011/12, Arnold paid around $60,000 – $65000 for Mildred and her son’s house in Bakersfield, California. And all these were before the scandal broke out in the media.

We don’t know how much she earned as a housekeeper for Schwarzenegger. But, after getting fired, she made her share by giving ‘exclusive news’ to any media that offered to pay her.

Overall, she is a well-off woman now who does not need to struggle for money or even get a job again to sustain herself.

Social media

Mildred used to own a Myspace page entitled ‘My Sexy Self.’ She stopped using it after getting heavy criticism from people. Mildred also thought it would affect Arnold and her son’s reputation.

You can find several accounts under her name on Facebook. But they may be fake. She is not active on social media, even though she has an account on Twitter.

If you are curious, you should follow her son, Joseph Baena

Mildred Patricia Baena now

Mildred resides in Bakersfield, California. She lives her retired life in the house that Arnold Schwarzenegger bought.

Mildred lives there with her partner, Alex Aguiar, and her son, Joseph Baena. She has a very close relationship with her son. People see them cooking and having laid-back family times on their son’s social media accounts.

In 2017, Mildred graduated from culinary school to fulfill her dream as a chef. Thus, we can say that no matter how controversial Mildred’s life was, she finally found the right spot.

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