Arnold Schwarzenegger hit a major age milestone over the weekend – but he doesn’t really want to talk about it… instead he focused on his late mother, with a very touching tribute.
The former California governor and legendary movie star hit the big 7-5 on Saturday, and he’s getting tons of tributes online and elsewhere… with everyone wishing him a happy 75th birthday. Sure, it’s well deserved, but AS’s mind seems to be elsewhere right now.
On Friday – the day before Arnold’s birthday – he posted a keepsake for his mother, Aurelia, who he said would have turned 100. He explains how much his mother meant to him during his lifetime and what she taught him. grow that he still defends today.
Arnold writes: “Today my mother, Aurelia, would have turned 100. She was the best mother you could imagine and I will always love her. I can’t explain how much she meant to me, but she is number one reason I wouldn’t call myself self-taught.”
He adds: “She showed me unconditional love, the importance of keeping my house clean, how to make perfect schnitzels and patience. Lots of patience. Be sure to tell your mothers how much they matter to you!”
Aurelia died while visiting the grave of her late husband, Gustav, in her native Austria in 1998. She collapsed during the visit after suffering a heart attack – and despite being airlifted to hospital the closer, she died.
This greatly affected Arnold at the time, whose Hollywood star was in his prime… he said his world was crushed, and clearly – his mother’s death still means a lot to him today.
He wants to celebrate it, and the world wants to celebrate it…just celebrate the Schwarzeneggers in general this week, because they’ve given us all so much. Happy birthday!