The mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child pulled her 14-year-old son out of his middle school graduation because of a media circus gathering at the event, TMZ reported, citing sources close to the family.

Mildred Baena removed the teenager from school as the scandal emerged and kept him away Friday after hearing of photographers camped outside Bakersfield middle school in Bakersfield, Calif., ahead of the morning ceremony.

His presence was expected at the event, with his name appearing alongside other students in the program.

But Baena opted to keep him out of the public eye, a source said, as she attempts to limit the publicity of their private lives following the revelation that the body-builder-turned-actor-turned-politician is his father.