The oldest daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver also opens up, in a magazine interview, about her close bond with her mother and how her parents' separation affects her life.
Katherine Schwarzenegger once considered about changing her famous last name. In an interview for the September issue of Harper's Bazaar, the oldest daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger confessed, "I thought of changing it because, especially for dating, it's impossible."
"It's something I deal with every day, and I am hyperconscious about it," she elaborated. "When I got to college, people were coming up to me, and it would automatically jump to a conversation about my dad and weight lifting or how to do a proper bicep curl. It's like, 'Do you want to date my father, or do you want to date me? Like, I can arrange that for you.' "
During the chat, the 21-year-old also opened up about her bond with her mother Maria Shriver. "I've always been way closer to my mom," she admitted. "Even when I was little, I was glued to her all the time. I'm close to my dad, but they're totally different kinds of relationships. I talk to my mom about six times a day, and we constantly e-mail in between that."
As for their physical similarities, the author of New York Times best-selling book, "Rock What You've Got", gushed, "People say that I'm her twin." She added, "I guess it would be the Kennedy genes; my cheekbones are coming out. We'll be at the breakfast table and my mom will look over at me and say, 'I see them!' "
Speaking of her parents' separation and the scandal that came following, Katherine first noted that she and her three siblings "have never really been in the spotlight growing up," adding that their parents "always really sheltered" them. She then said, "When [the separation] started happening, it was like everything came out of nowhere overnight."
The USC undergrad went on to recall, "I would go out to lunch, and literally 20 people would come and scream at me. And I'm like, 'This is so inappropriate; you're trying to provoke me to have an attack and say something crazy.' "