Arnold Schwarzenegger's Son Patrick Gets High-Profile Internship
Patrick Schwarzenegger, 17, has managed to keep his composure amid the media frenzy that is his parents' divorce, after it was revealed just over two months ago that his dad, actor and California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, 63, had fathered a secret lovechild with the family's housekeeper, Mildred Baena.
When the story first broke, the young Schwarzenegger, who has since switched to his mother, Maria Shriver's, last name on Twitter, let his guard down for a brief moment when he tweeted a quote from a Fort Minor song to express his feelings. "Some days you feel like s–t, some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet i love my family till death do us apart," he tweeted.
Since then, Patrick, who will turn 18 in September, has landed a high-profile internship at Los Angeles' famous celebrity mall, The Grove, in hopes that the new experience will set him on a career path for shopping management and design, reports The Toronto Sun. The Schwarzeneggers have been longtime friends with The Grove's owner and property tycoon Rik Caruso, who set the teenager up in the envied position. Patrick started the internship just a few days ago, working security at the mall. On his first day, he tweeted, "Caught up with @MarioLopezExtra @parishilton at grove today and coincidentally my job had me work security for them. Funny day." Less than two weeks before Patrick was enjoying his new job, Shriver was officially filing for divorce from her husband of 25 years, after four months of separation.
Shriver is asking for joint custody of Patrick and his younger brother, Christopher, 13, as well as for spousal support. The power couple had no prenuptial agreement. Patrick's nametag at his new job identifies him only as "Patrick S."
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