Arnold Schwarzenegger’s son Joseph Baena will be joining the cast of Dancing with the Stars!
The 24-year is expected to compete on season 31 of the ballroom dancing show, which will be moving to Disney+ this season after 15 years on ABC. Rumors first sparked that Baena had joined the cast after he was photographed seemingly on his way to a rehearsal studio in Los Angeles on Friday.
Similar to his father, Baena is an Olympic lifter. He reportedly also works as a real estate agent and has ambitions to act. Earlier this year, Joseph opened up with Men’s Health about how he and his father have bonded over fitness.
“Even though I could call him anytime, I was too proud,” the Los Angeles resident explained in February. “My dad is old school, he doesn’t believe in handouts. He believes hard work pays off, and so do I. I love the word honor, and I’m very prideful in the sense that if I use my dad’s contacts or ask him for favors, I wonder what honor is that gonna bring me?”
He continued, “I don’t have to do what my dad did. I don’t have to get into acting or bodybuilding,” he told the outlet. “I’m very motivated and driven. I’m happy about my relationship with my dad.”
News of Baena’s participation in this season comes shortly after it was revealed that TikTok star Charli D’Amelio and her mother Heidi would both he joining the show this year.
DWTS will stream on Disney+ beginning Sept. 19.