'The Terminator' star, 75, shared a sweet throwback snap of his mom standing next to a Christmas tree filled with colorful decorations and hanging candles.
The Holiday Season is all about family and friends and Arnold Schwarzenegger can't help but remember his mom during this season. On Monday, The Terminator star, 75, shared a sweet throwback snap of his mom standing next to a Christmas tree filled with colorful decorations and hanging candles, per PEOPLE. "I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Here is a shot of my mother by the Christmas tree many years ago that I shared in my new newsletter. Those are real candles hanging on the tree," wrote Schwarzenegger in the caption of the heartfelt tribute.
The actor first shared the holiday snap in his monthly newsletter that he launched in March 2021. He said that the newsletter would be a space for him to "share advice, photos, and videos and that he refrains from uploading on social media. Before he posted this heart-warming photo of his mother, the actor announced through a video of himself working out saying that he will be including daily emails for newsletter subscribers. "Merry Christmas! Use that holiday cheer to power up your pumps, and really enjoy your time with your family."
Last year, the Austrian-born actor celebrated the Christmas holiday by donating $250,000 to provide 25 homes for veterans who had been living on the street in Los Angeles. "Today, I celebrated Christmas early. The 25 homes I donated for homeless veterans were installed here in LA," he tweeted in his announcement from December 2021. "It was fantastic to spend some time with our heroes and welcome them into their new homes."
I hope you all had a Merry Christmas! Here is a shot of my mother by the Christmas tree many years ago that I shared in my new newsletter. Those are real candles hanging on the tree! Sign up at: https://t.co/w8styArnEi and get a cocoa ready (and maybe some schnapps). pic.twitter.com/jAkrG4eg44— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) December 26, 2022
Schwarzenegger also gave shoutouts to the nonprofit Village for Vets, as well as the Office of the Secretary of Veterans Affairs and American Veterans (AMVets) for their help. "We proved that when we all work together, we can solve any problem," he wrote.
In another tweet ahead of his mother's what would have been 100th birthday he wrote, "Today my mother, Aurelia, would have been 100. She was the best mother you can imagine and I’ll always love her. I can’t explain how much she meant to me, but she is the number one reason I won’t call myself self-made."
Today my mother, Aurelia, would have been 100. She was the best mother you can imagine and I’ll always love her. I can’t explain how much she meant to me, but she is the number one reason I won’t call myself self-made. pic.twitter.com/jCXSdx9S2N— Arnold (@Schwarzenegger) July 29, 2022
He continued, "She showed me unconditional love, the importance of keeping my house clean, how to make the perfect schnitzel, and patience. A lot of patience. Make sure to tell your mothers how much they mean to you!"
Arnold was extremely close to his mother and stayed in touch with her till her death in 1998. Aurelia collapsed from sunstroke and was immediately flown to the nearest hospital but couldn't be saved. As per Empire, "With the loss of my mother, my world has fallen apart," he said. "My Mother was the foundation of my success and my first love," he continued.
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