We've reported that every book publisher imaginable is attempting to land a multi-million dollar tell-all deal with Maria Shriver, and apparently, sources close to her soon-to-be ex-husband, Arnold Schwarzenneger, have revealed that is all sorts of miffed because before his affair - and lovechild - with housekeeper Mildred Baena was exposed, it was HE who was about to sign "the biggest book deal of all time."
Insiders revealed that up until a month before his life turned upside down, the governator's lawyers were gearing up for a nice post-memoir payout, and he was even searching for a ghost writer!
"He wanted to break a record with his payout. No woman is going to pay to read Arnold's story through his eyes. Maria has a story to tell, and she's a known, best-selling author."
Meanwhile, his rep confirms:
"I can confirm that the governor is considering a memoir and has looked at offers from different publishers."
Yeah! Fat chance now, buddy!
Personally, we can't imagine how he could possibly think that after what he put his family through, he has any business attempting to justify his behavior through writing, or any other medium, for that matter!
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