Arnie confesses to love child
Published 20/05/2011 | 12:12
Arnold Schwarzenegger confessed that that he had fathered a love child with his housekeeper only after his wife Maria Shriver confronted the woman.
As new photographs emerged of Schwarzenegger and the housekeeper Mildred Baena together, US website Radaronline.com reported that Baena broke down and confessed that her son was fathered by Arnold after being confronted by Shriver. "Maria had suspected this for a long time and she asked the housekeeper," a source said. "The housekeeper admitted it."
Shriver then told her husband what he already knew - and he owned up to being the father of the 12-year-old boy. In his only public statement so far, Schwarzenegger, who stepped down as Governor of California last year, said: "After leaving the governor's office, I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago."
Baena, known as Patty, lives in Bakersfield, north of Los Angeles, in a €170,000 house reportedly bought for her by Schwarzenegger. She shares it with her four children, including her son born in October 1997, just five days after the birth of Christopher, the youngest of Schwarzenegger and Shriver's four children.
She no longer works for the former governor and his family, but according to Radaronline, she was not fired, as some earlier reports had suggested. "Yes, her employment ended, but it ended without animosity," a source told the website.
A friend of Baena's said the housekeeper had thought about going public after she stopped working for the family. “It was a fleeting thought. Ultimately she didn't want to hurt Arnold."
The new photographs show Schwarzenegger and Baena dancing at a family party in 1994, three years before the birth of their son. Another picture shows the pair seated together beside Christmas tree. Christopher, Schwarzenegger and Shriver’s son, is sitting on Baena's lap.
Meanwhile, it has been revealed that 55-year-old Shriver has hired divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, who has previously worked for Britney Spears and Angelina Jolie in their divorce hearings.