Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick born 6 days apart from other son



In 1984, Dudley Moore played a bigamist whose wives, “Micki and Maude,” had babies at the same time. In the Schwarzenegger-Shriver-Baena love triangle, Patty Baena and Maria Shriver gave birth to Schwarzenegger’s sons within six days of each other.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver have always seemed to be a poster couple. They have a 25-year marriage and four beautiful kids. There have been rumors of flirtations on Arnold’s part, but by and large the marriage appeared healthy, especially when you consider the odds stacked against them.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver have weathered years of Kennedy family drama. Shriver is JFK’s niece and the daughter of Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. Then there was Arnold’s high-profile movie career and Maria’s front-woman post with NBC.

Most difficult of all may be that the couple is on opposite sides of the political coin: she is a strict Democrat while he is a first-water Republican. My husband and I have similar politics, but even our few differences can be hard on our relationship. Polar opposites must make strange bedfellows.

The rock-solid house of Schwarzenegger was recently discovered to have cracks in the foundation, however. After the governor’s term of office was up in January, he was back in circulation on the film scene sans wife. Then Shriver moved out of their mansion. Rumors of infidelity surfaced, but nothing specific.

On May 17, the bombshell broke. “Conan” had been in an affair with his housekeeper, Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena. More than that, the two had a child together. Despite Baena’s claims that her husband at the time, Rogelio Baena, was the father, Schwarzenegger admitted to paternity.

Here’s where the “Micki and Maude” part comes in. TMZ obtained copies of the child’s birth certificate. The document shows that Schwarzenegger’s fourth and youngest child Christopher was born to Maria Shriver at the same time his baby mama, Patty Baena was giving birth to their love child.

Baena’s child’s birthday is Oct. 2, 1997. Shriver’s son Christopher Sargent Shriver was born Sept. 27, 1997. The former Mr. Universe’s boys are six days apart.

Photos of Baena, with the child show his face blurred to preserve juvenile privacy. However the famous Schwarzenegger grin is still visible. Even in an indefinite image, the child looks like his father.

Reading about the tandem births, I immediately thought of the “Micki and Maude” connection. “Micki and Maude” was a funny, warm movie. After a dust-up when the two women discover each other and their coincident babies, it turns out well. Everyone kisses and makes up after a neat 90-minute wind-up. But it’s a movie.

Schwarzenegger has hurt a lot of people by his choices: his wife, his children (especially Christopher and the unnamed son of Patty Baena), Rogelio Baena, and even arguably Patty Baena herself. In real life, adultery and deceit don’t dovetail so neatly as they do in movies.

Marilisa Kinney Sachteleben writes from 22 years parenting four children and 25 years teaching K-8, special needs, psychology, adult education and homeschool.

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