Singer gets thumbs up from boyfriend’s father

Meeting your boyfriend's dad for the first time is definitely a sweaty palm-inducing moment and even more so when you know your boy's mum already doesn't like you.

However, it seems Miley Cyrus and Patrick Schwarzenegger's relationship has been given the thumbs up by Arnold. Phew! We certainly wouldn't like to be on the wrong side of the Terminator… 

The Wrecking Ball singer has been going out with the 21-year-old for several months now and according to HollywoodLife, a source close to the family has said Arnie is "proud of Patrick for dating such a sought after girl like Miley. He compares it to dating Madonna at the peak of her fame."

But it seems Arnie is not really concerned about his son's happiness, but rather approves of the relationship because of all the attention it has brought his family. The source added: “He’s been showing her off around Ketchum to all his friends. Arnold loves being in the spotlight and is really enjoying all the attention Patrick’s relationship with Miley is getting."

However, not everyone agrees with Arnie – Patrick's mum, Maria Shriver, is none too impressed with her son's choice of girl and is not particularly pleased her ex-husband "is okay with it". 

We wouldn't worry too much, Miley – sure it's the same with all mums and their sons…