Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has stunned the public with his shocking revelation of fathering a love child with his housekeeper. On Tuesday, Arnold broke the news to LA Times blog stating,
“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife (Maria Shriver) about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.
I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time,” the statement concluded. “While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not.”
As news continued to progress of the shocking revelation, Arnold’s mistress was revealed as Mildred “Patty” Baena who remained a housekeeper with the Schwarzenegger’s for 20 years. Arnold’s son with Mildred was born only 5 days apart from Arnold’s last child with estranged wife Maria Shriver.
Mildred continued to remain employed by Arnold, even enjoying family trips and lavish gifts from Arnold – Maria remained oblivious to the news until January 2011. Maria moved out of the couples home in January and Mildred “retired” as their housekeeper in the same month.
Maria has said very little about the incident only stating
“This is a painful and heartbreaking time,” Shriver said. “As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment.”
In the same week where the head of the IMF bank Dominique Strauss-Kahn was arrested for allegedly raping a maid – Arnold’s affair seems like child’s play and typical to be honest. But Arnold’s decision to keep the secret from his wife and children for over 10 years while the mistress continued to work at their home is the real shocker!