Mildred Patricia Baena Biography, Age, Height, Family, Husband, Career, Salary, and Net Worth

Mildred Patricia Baena Biography

Mildred Patricia Baena is an American celebrity partner popularly known as the ex-wife of Rogelio Baena and Joseph Baena’s mother. Moreover, she is famously known for being the housekeeper for Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver for two decades. She was spotted and came to the limelight after the controversy about her son’s father arose. It is believed that her son Joseph Baena is the biological son of the famous actor Arnold Schwarzenegger who has been romantically bonding with Mildred his housemaid. Their sprouting relationship not only dragged Arnold’s ex-wife into the controversy but was also criticized on social media platforms.

Mildred Patricia Baena Age

Baena Patricia was born in Guatemala on 1 March 1961. Therefore as of 2023, Mildred is 52 years old.

Mildred Patricia Baena Height

Patricia stands at a height of 1.65 m, and her weight is about 82 kg.

Mildred Patricia Baena Family

Patricia Baena was born to her mother Evelyn Peña, a housekeeper, however, details regarding her father are unknown. Moreover, Mildred has a younger sibling named Miriam Peña born in 1963.

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Mildred Patricia Baena’s Photo

Mildred Patricia Baena Husband

Patricia Baena married Rogelio De Jesus Baena far back on 14th November 1987, as his first wife. After about 10 years in her marriage, she ended her marriage due to unavoidable circumstances and complications resulting from extramarital affairs with her former boss. Mildred’s relationship affair is a complicated story, although she filed for a divorce in 2008, and in 2010, her request was granted and she officially became single once again. Rogelio split with Mildred after he found out she had a son for the famous Terminator actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Rogelio De Jesus Baena spoke out for the first time about his wife’s relationship with Arnold Schwarzenegger about he had no idea his son was actually the actor’s lovechild.

De Jesus was named the father of Joseph Baena born on October 2, 1997, on the birth certificate and never doubted it. Baena a Columbian businessman married Mildred for a decade and raised her other two children from her first marriage Jerry Rozo and Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Rozo.  Joseph Baena is also the paternal half-brother of Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher Schwarzenegger on his father’s side. His paternal half-brother Christopher was born 5 days earlier than Joseph on September 27, 1997. Currently, Mildred lives with her son in Bakersfield, California where Joseph graduated in high school from Frontier High School in California. She is also believed to be in a relationship with her newfound lover Alex Aquilar.

Mildred Patricia Baena Son (Joseph Baena)

As a son of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Patty Baena, he followed in his father’s footsteps in acting, bodybuilding, fitness modeling, and in real estate. Despite being Schwarzenegger’s son, Joseph chose not to use the same last name. In 2011, Joesph achieved notoriety in tabloids after his father admitted to conceiving him in an adulterous affair while he was still married to Maria Shiver. Joseph Baena graduated from Pepperdine University in Malibu, California in 2019 and in March 2021, he started training in Brazilian jiu-jitsu at Chemat Northridge. He was featured on the cover of the Men’s Health March 2022 issue highlighting his bond with his father and fitness practices.


He is a weight lifter and received a gift, The Encyclopedia of Modern Bodybuilding which was co-authored by him to assist his training. Moreover, Joseph is a contestant on the 31st season of Dancing with the Stars trying to distance himself from prejudgements and breaking the barriers in his family. He confessed in a podcast interview that he was unfit and bullied and in college, he had an Epiphany that he was the chubby kid in his crew. He joined swimming in his sophomore year when he could not run, leaving him unfit for soccer and basketball.

However, since 2022, Baena has been a real estate agent at Aria properties and in  West LA and Silicon Beach expressing his interest in a real estate career on Instagram in May 2022. As an actor, he played the Terminator in Terminator 2 Remake with Joseph Baena: Bad to the Bone in 2016. Likewise, he also played Cory in the 2022 film, Chariot, Nico in Scam squad, and Eddie the School President in the 2022 film Bully High. Joseph is also to play in the upcoming film Encounters as Tarrick, Lava as Alex, and as Lt. Andrew ‘Bells’ Harris in the film Called to Duty: The Last Airshow. As an actor, you can also find other actors like

Mildred Patricia Baena Career

Patricia has been working in Arnold’s household since the 1990s, for over twenty years, although she is now retired and resting. She quit her job as a housekeeper in January 2011. According to her son’s post, Mildred is a chef and has a Degree in Culinary Arts and before her controversy, she was a housekeeper at Brentwood Mansion. In her retirement, Mildred told the LA Times that she received a severance payment and left on good terms with them.


Arnold reportedly knew that Joseph was his child and was financially supporting him without Maria knowing. He eventually, began reconnecting with Joseph and spending more time with him and has been spotted out and about grabbing food in California. Arnold was at first convinced that Rogelio was the father of the child but quickly realized that Joseph was starting to resemble him. The affair between Mildred and Arnold was kept on the low until 2011 when the Los Angeles Times uncovered the story. Moreover, Joseph’s identity came out at the same time and Arnold decided to address the affair rumors surrounding his marriage. Maria Shiver, a seasoned TV journalist, and Arnold’s wife became suspicious about the child and confronted Arnold in a therapy session they had.

According to Arnold, he sat down with the therapist turning to him and saying that Maria wanted to come and ask about whether he fathered a child with his housekeeper Mildred. Schwarzenegger said it was true and apologized to his wife and children when the news broke out saying he was truly sorry for what happened. Shriver, knew months before the cheating scandal made the headlines. And in 2011, Maria and Arnold split and on 28 December 2021, the divorce was finalized ten years after the proceedings began. In a 2015 interview with Howard Stern, Arnol said he had no one else to blame but himself over how the scandal played out. Schwarzenegger had personal setbacks but this was the biggest setback and the biggest failure he had. He was disappointed but it’s always easy to be smart in hindsight and he made the best of that situation.

Arnold’s Book

In his affair with Mildred Baena Arnold said this a lot in his memoir, while also going into details. In his book, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story he said he had sex with Baena in 1996 in the guesthouse of his Pacific Palisades home. At the time, Maria was away on vacation with their kids while he was in Los Angeles to film Batman & Robin. After Joseph was born the following year, years went by and the actor felt that Joseph was his son. He had lame reasons for not telling his wife about his extramarital affair with Baena because he was embarrassed and feared the reaction. Moreover, he decided to keep Baene on as a housekeeper because he thought it was the best way to control the situation.

Mildred Patricia Baena’s Salary

Patricia’s salary is about $80,000 per year.

Mildred Patricia Baena’s Net Worth

Patricia’s estimated net worth is $0.5 million. Her primary source is her job as a housekeeper and currently a chef. Mildred’s house in Bakersfield, California was also financed with $5,000 in April 2010 and $60,000 in May 2010. Less than a year before he admitted to fathering her child, the superstar paid her down payment in two installments as a ‘present.’

Social Media Accounts

Baena is active on social media and she posts personal and work-related stuff from time to time. She has over 2000 followers on Instagram, 1500 on Facebook, and 2300 on Twitter.