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Arnold to Son

Happy Birthday

Let's Work It Out!

10/2/2013 6:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Joseph Baena is turning 16 today ... and he's getting the perfect gift from his dad -- A COMPLETE HOME GYM ... TMZ has learned.

In case you haven't noticed, Joseph is a behemoth -- a virtual carbon copy of a very young Austrian immigrant ... and Arnold clearly feels the apple may not fall far from the gigantic redwood tree.

Although Joseph lives with his mom in Bakersfield ... we've learned Arnold has established a very close relationship with the boy. They talk regularly on the phone and Arnold has flown him to several premieres.  

As one source put it, "Once the truth came out, Arnold embraced Joseph.  Since then, they've been slowly building a great relationship."

FYI -- Arnold started pumping iron around the time he was 16 and he quickly blew up to become Mr. Universe. So, current Mr. Bakersfield ... watch your back!

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NOT ELMO    

Arnold Schwarzenegger's son Joseph Baena is turning 16 today ... and he's getting the perfect gift from his dad -- A COMPLETE HOME GYM..............GIVE THE KID YOUR LAST NAME BEFORE HE TURNS 18

335 days ago
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kicksroute66    

Arnold was way bigger than his son at his age. C'mon tmz douchebags get real.

335 days ago
3.

Waka Waka Waka    

I think as a baby his mom must have put protein powder in his BaBa..Lol

335 days ago
4.

LK    

Least he didn't give him a whack of gh (case of steroids) Lets just hope he doesn't . lol

335 days ago
5.

Jackie    

Is this kid really THAT big or is his mom really short? (picture below of him next to his mom) I saw a pic of Arnorld standing next to Wladimir Klitschko a week or so ago....Wladimir was several inches taller than Arnold. Wladimir is 6 foot 5...I don't think Arnold is as huge as he looks on film

335 days ago
6.

CN    

Ahnald has probably taken pretty good care of his body over the years, but he sure isn't aging well.

335 days ago
7.

Mrs Jackson    

He looks like his ugly ass mother

335 days ago
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LDB    

shame no matter where he goes he still has to hear people make fun of him

335 days ago
9.

Lisa    

Although he looks like his dad, I also see a lot of his mom in him too.

335 days ago
10.

depressmode    

Haters. Yea he took roids, but you still gotta put in the hard work to get results.

335 days ago
11.

Athina    

Well that's nice. The kid doesn't have to grow up without a father in his life. Kudos to Arnold.

335 days ago
12.

anony    

I'm sure that not only do Arnold's other children NOT want this kid around but that if he is, they won't exactly treat him like a brother.

335 days ago
13.

Ozzie X    

What was Arnold think conceiving a child with that woman? It is good to hear he is trying to keep the lines of communication with his son.

335 days ago
14.

Natosha    

While I agree Its good he is in his childs life. is true he is being an amazing father. I have to add that he knew that boy was his from day one. People seem to forget that part. While he did financially take care of the child his whole life. Buying the mom a house. Buying the boy gifts, Secretly giving the mother money. He still never claimed him till he had to. Only when he was caught and he admitted the boy was his did he try to build any kind of father son relationship. So he sacrificed all those years for his own pride and comfort. He still left that child without a father for many years.

335 days ago
15.

OhReally    

That's good still be a stand up kind of guy when it comes to your cheating ways ... at least he's taking care of him

335 days ago
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