Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted to fathering a child more than a decade ago with a longtime member of his household staff!
Not only did the woman work in his family home for over twenty years, she remained working for Arnold and wife Maria Shriver 10 years AFTER giving birth to the child.
Arnold apparently didn't even tell Maria until just very recently.
He has released a statement:
"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife 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. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not."
The crazy thing is that this whole baby dramz went down BEFORE he became governor of California.
As for the woman in question, she retired this past January. "I wanted to achieve my 20 years, then I asked to retire," she said, adding she received a severance payment and "left on good terms with them." When she was told that Arnold admitted to their affair and admitted to having a child with her, she declined to comment. The one good thing out of this whole thing is that Arnold took financial responsibility for the child since the beginning.
This is such shocking news! Well, the infidelity isn't shocking, but the fact that Arnold fathered this child and kept it a secret from his wife and family for this long is unbelievable! We have a feeling Maria had to deal with a lot of crap while being married to Ahhnold, but she probably was forced to slap a smile on her face and keep her mouth shut while he was the Governator.
Thankfully, he has taken financial responsibility, but so many questions remain. DId the child know that his or her father is Arnold Schwarzenegger? Do they have any type of relationship??
We're definitely going to stay tuned to this story!
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