Patrick Schwarzenegger, who will turn 18 in September (11), has found a way to keep his mind off his parents’ divorce – after signing up for one of the top placements in Hollywood.
Property tycoon Rik Caruso, who owns the mall and has been dubbed the Bono of retail development, is a longtime friend of the Schwarzeneggers – and when Patrick made it clear he was interested in a career in shopping management and design, The Grove boss suggested he join his staff.
The teenager will learn all aspects of running a mall, from security issues to public relations, problem solving and promotions during his internship. And he gets to wear a smart new outfit – and rub shoulders with the stars who shop and dine at The Grove, where TV news show Extra is filmed daily.
Patrick was spotted walking through the mall early on Tuesday (12Jul11) as he shadowed one of Caruso’s top managers on his rounds.
A WENN insider says, “He seemed really serious about the job at hand and looks great in his Grove blazer.”
The youngster is still recovering from the scandal surrounding his father’s infidelity and his parents’ subsequent marriage split. His mother, Maria Shriver, filed for divorce from his father earlier this month (Jul11).
Patrick took to Twitter.com in the days following the initial drama back in May (11), writing, “Some days you feel like s**t, some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet i love my family till death do us apart.”