Arnie and his love child have striking similarities!

Updated: May 18, 2011, 12:37 PM IST

Washington: It has emerged that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s love child looks like the actor himself.

The mother - Mildred Patricia Baena (Patty) - was a housekeeper/assistant for the family for more than 20 years. Her jobs included cleaning, laundry, cooking and other chores, reports TMZ.

According to the sources, in the late 90``s Baena began to ‘pursue Arnold’.

She told friends they would have unprotected sex during the day at the house. Baena never slept overnight at the house and no one ever caught them in the act.

When she became pregnant, she didn`t tell Schwarzenegger that he was the father. The star didn`t learn he was the daddy until the boy was a toddler.

Baena - who made 1,200 dollars a week - was treated well by Schwarzenegger once he found out. Sources said that he was always "generous."

Baena - who has recently retired - now lives in a four-bedroom house with a pool, several hours outside of LA with the boy and her three other kids.