New Details on Arnold's Love Child
INSIDE EDITION is learning new details about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s illegitimate child and takes a look at the possible effects the scandal could have on the teenage boy.
In the most recent photos of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child, there is a clear family resemblance: with his long, blondish hair, he's the spitting image of his father as Conan the Barbarian.
According to family and friends, the boy's looks were distinctive from birth. "He had the gapped teeth and the jaw, and no one else in the family had blond hair," says Patty's former daughter-in-law.
By all accounts, he's a great kid. "He's just easy going and very intelligent and very well-mannered," a neighbor said.
But how is the 13-year-old faring at the center of this huge scandal? Psychologist Jeff Gardere voices his concerns to INSIDE EDITION: "This young man, this boy, has gone from being an unknown person, an average kind of kid, to all of a sudden this stardom…I'm just afraid that even though he may get into all of this attention, it's going to be disorienting, it's going to be a culture shock, and he may get swallowed up by it."
INSIDE EDITION has learned that like his dad, Schwarzenegger's son loves martial arts. He spends a lot of time in his backyard, playing basketball or in the pool, and is a frequent volunteer at local charities. The boy is often seen around his neighborhood, walking a poodle named Sugar.
The 13-year-old's photos are now plastered across the internet, most of which were taken from his mother's very public MySpace page. Comments on the page scold Patty: "Definitely should close your page…I SOOO disagree with what went on but it's not this child's fault."
Schwarzenegger's love child just transferred to public middle school, and although he was absent today, he is said to be texting frequently with friends.
While the teen has enjoyed a comfortable upbringing, his half-siblings were worlds away in their Brentwood mansion. The oldest, Katherine, 21, is already a bestselling author. Patrick, 17, is a budding entrepreneur. He started a clothing line called Project360 that donates a portion of its profits to charity.
Experts maintain that some good could come from this debacle if the Schwarzenegger children embrace their half-brother.
"When you find out that someone who's been in your home is now your half brother, there's that resentment against that child… but I truly believe they will begin to come together as full siblings," Gardere said.
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