Guess every story has two sides…
Maria Medel, a former friend of Mildred Patty Baena's, has opened up about some affair details she was told by Arnold's mistress.
Here's what Maria had to say about Arnold's mistress' obsession with the man:
"When I met Patty she had already been working for Arnold for several years. She had a minishrine to him in her house - his movie posters, pictures, newspaper clippings, action figures."
Sounds like SOMEBODY watched Predator one too many times!
Here's Maria on Arnold's unhappiness with his marriage:
"Patty said Arnold had been complaining that his marriage was sexless and Maria was never around, flying all over the world for her TV news job."
"She said that one night after Arnold had been complaining about feeling lonely and unloved, he started drinking. After a few drinks, Arnold asked Patty to have a drink with him. One drink led to another, and then another. Patty said they started kissing and that led to their first sexual encounter. They had unprotected sex."
We can certainly understand how Arnold would be frustrated with a lack of romance in his marriage, but instead of dealing with it by having an affair, he should have been more open with his wife about it!
Obvi we don't know the whole story - maybe they did try couples' therapy, maybe they did have an open dialogue about their physical issues, but even if they did all of that and things STILL weren't working out, that's not an excuse to go behind his wife's back…and then lie about it FOR YEARS to add insult to injury!
There's not one straightforward answer to all of this, but we can safely say that things would have worked out better for Arnold if he had been honest with her.
What do U think? Is a sexless marriage a reasonable excuse to have an affair?
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