Monday 18 November 2019

Schwarzenegger reveals how wife confronted him about love child

Nick Allen in Los Angeles

Arnold Schwarzenegger has spoken for the first time publicly about fathering a love child with his housekeeper and describes how his wife confronted him in a counselling session the day after he left office as Governor of California.

In an autobiography to be published next month, Mr Schwarzenegger says he "wanted" for years to believe that the boy, who was born in 1997, was not his. But as he grew up the physical resemblance became so strong "I realised there was little doubt that he was my son".

Mr Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated last year after he confirmed he had fathered the boy, Joseph, with Mildred Baena, their housekeeper.

A copy of his book 'Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story', was obtained by the 'New York Daily News'.

According to the newspaper, Mr Schwarzenegger attended a counselling session in January 2011 with his wife.

He wrote: "The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said 'Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child -- whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred.'

"I told the therapist: 'It's true'."

He adds that he should have told his wife earlier, but "put the truth in a mental compartment and locked it up". (© Daily Telegraph, London)

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