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Mildred Patricia Baena: Arnold Schwarzenegger’s baby mama, bio, family, career, and net worth

Who is Mildred Patricia Baena?

The showbiz business is all about affairs, controversies, and money. 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 on to know more about her life, marriage, and her alleged relationship with Arnold.

Quick facts

Full nameMildred Patricia Baena
Date of birthMarch 1, 1961
Place of birthGuatemala
ParentsEvelyn Pena
SpouseRogelio Baena (m? – 2008)
PartnerAlex Aguiar
ChildrenJackie Rozo (from Rogelio Baena)


Joseph Baena (from Arnold Schwarzenegger)

EducationSchooling not known


Degree in Culinary Arts

Social mediaNot active
Net worthUnknown

Mildred Patricia Baena childhood

Mildred was born as Mildred Patricia Pena on March 1, 1961, to Evelyn Pena. She was born in Guatemala and had Guatemalan ancestry.

Mildred has not disclosed the name and profession of her father. And, she grew up with her sister, Miriam Pena.

Mildred Patricia Baena education

Mildred has hidden much of her childhood details, and that includes her schooling, as well. We’re guessing she did her education in Guatemala. And Mildred moved to the United States sometime later in her life.

According to her son’s Instagram post, she pursued a degree in Culinary Arts in her 50s.

Mildred Patricia Baena career

The information about 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 from the 1970s. She served them for 20 years until she got fired.

Mildred Patricia Baena with son Joseph Baena

Mildred Patricia Baena relationships

Who was Mildred Patricia Baena’s husband?

Mildred Patricia Baena was first married to Rogelio Baena. He was a Colombian native for ten years. Mildred and Rogelio have a daughter together named Jackie Rozo.

During this marriage period, she had an affair. She was also carrying the child of Hollywood star, Arnold Schwarzenegger. Even after giving birth to Arnold’s child, she hid the truth from her husband and used his name as the child’s father.

Divorce with Rogelio Baena

Rogelio and Mildred’s relationship was not going well at the end of their 10th year together. They separated some weeks after the child, Joseph, was born. At the time of separation, Rogelio had no idea about his wife’s affair.

You may be wondering how Rogelio might have found out about his wife’s affair with Arnold. Well, it is simple. Joseph started showing physical similarities to Arnold. He has Rogelio Baena’s name on his birth certificate.

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.

Who is Arnold Schwarzenegger – the man with whom she had an affair?

I’m sure everyone knows who Mildred’s lover is. For those who don’t know, Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Austrian-American actor. Arnold has starred in more than 70 films and is most famous for the movies titled ‘The Terminator’ and ‘Commando.’

During his affair, Arnold was married to Maria Shriver, an American journalist. Maria is the founder of a non-profit organization called ‘The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.’ She is also the niece of the 35th U.S president, John F. Kennedy.

Currently, Arnold is in a relationship with a physical therapist named Heather Milligan.

How was Mildred Patricia’s relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger?

Being the housekeeper to Arnold, she kept him and his wife, Maria Shriver, in high regard. She also had an obsession with Maria and wanted to look like her.

Her obsession was so high that 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.”

Even though she was taking Arnold’s side when she said it, Arnold had an equal fault too.

Arnold could always be dependent on Mildred. She was there when he needed her – as a housekeeper and as someone who would listen to him. But it was not upright for him to sleep with the housekeeper on the same bed he shared with his wife.

Arnold has been a part of similar cases before as well. After Mildred got pregnant with his child, she asked Arnold to fess up to his wife, but he never did.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and son Joseph Baena

Maria confronted Mildred after hearing rumors about Joseph’s resemblance to Arnold. During this process, Mildred confessed everything. Arnold fired Mildred as a way to save his marriage.

Angry and hot-headed for losing her longtime job, Mildred threatened to go public.

Mildred Patricia Baena’s relationship with Maria Shriver. How did Maria find out about her husband’s affair?

Along with Arnold, 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.

In 1997, both the women were pregnant simultaneously – Mildred with Joseph and Maria with Christopher. At that time, Mildred did not know that Arnold fathered her child. Thus, they used to share pregnancy advice.

In 2011, Mildred confessed about Joseph’s paternity and her affair with Arnold. She said in an interview that after hearing this, Maria hugged her and cried with her.

Their relationship did not end up in hate but with sadness. Maybe, Maria knew about her husband’s infidelity all along but was denying the truth. Perhaps, she wanted it to be wrong?

Her expectations shattered to pieces after knowing the truth. Maria left Arnold after three months of learning about the lies and the lovechild. They finally divorced in 2017.

Who is Mildred Patricia Baena dating now?

Currently, Mildred is in a relationship with Alex Aguiar.

What event led to fame for Mildred Patricia 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. It was because she did not want any negative attention from the media and hers 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 about it 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. Many news channels and publications interviewed her.

And, people knew Mildred as Arnold’s mistress.


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.

Where is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Baby Mama, Mildred Patricia Baena now?

Mildred resides in Bakersfield, California. She is living her retired life at the house that Arnold Schwarzenegger bought for her.

She 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 a 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.

Mildred Patricia Baena net worth

The exact amount of Mildred’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 also paid around $60,000 – $65000 for Mildred and her son’s house at Bakersfield, California. And all these were before the scandal broke out on media.

We don’t know how much she earned as a housekeeper for the Schwarzenegger’s. 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.

Mildred Patricia Baena social media

Mildred used to own a Myspace page entitled ‘My Sexy Self.’ She stopped using it after getting heavy criticisms 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, none of the accounts are running, and it may be fake. She is not active on social media, even though she has several accounts in her name.

If you are curious, you should follow her son, Justin Baena’s Instagram account @projoe2.

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