Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Hollywood icon and former governor of California, has a new love interest in his life. The 76-year-old actor is casually dating Hungarian actress Timea Palacsik, who is 35 years younger than him. Here is everything we know about their budding romance.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Timea Palacsik: How They Met
According to a source, Schwarzenegger and Palacsik met through mutual friends and have been in the same orbit for a while due to their similar backgrounds. Palacsik, 41, is the owner of Los Angeles restaurant Nobu Budapest and an actress who appeared in Wonder Woman. She is also fluent in English, German, and Hungarian.
The source said that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Palacsik “[got] along very well from the moment they met” and that they are “taking things slow but are a very adorable couple, and they are always laughing and giggling. She keeps him feeling very young.”
Their Public Appearances
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Timea Palacsik have been linked since earlier this month, when they were spotted kissing during a Sunday, November 12, bike ride in Venice Beach, California. They were seen wearing matching black outfits and helmets as they rode their electric bikes along the beach. They also stopped for a coffee break and shared a sweet embrace.
The couple has also been seen dining out at various restaurants in Los Angeles, including Palacsik’s own Nobu Budapest. They have also attended some events together, such as the premiere of Schwarzenegger’s son Patrick’s new movie, Brothers’ Bond, on November 9.
Arnold Schwarzenegger Past Relationships
Arnold Schwarzenegger was previously married to Maria Shriver, the niece of former President John F. Kennedy, from 1986 to 2011. They share four children: Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher. Schwarzenegger is also father to son Joseph, whom he shares with former housekeeper Mildred “Patty” Baena.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver separated in 2011 after it was revealed that he had an affair with Baena and fathered her son. In his Arnold documentary, which dropped on Netflix in May, Schwarzenegger admitted that he had caused a lot of pain for his family because of his “f–k-up” and that he would have to live with it for the rest of his life.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver finalized their divorce in December 2021, six months before reaching a settlement. They agreed that Shriver would receive half of Schwarzenegger’s retirement accounts.
After his split from Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger dated physical therapist Heather Milligan starting in 2012, though it is not known when they called it quits. Milligan was 27 years younger than Schwarzenegger and often accompanied him to his movie premieres and events.
So, what should we expect of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Timea Palacsik new romance? It will last longer than his last relationship? Keep following The Gossip blog to find out more.