Arnold Schwarzenegger’s shocking revelation about his love child with his former housekeeper, Mildred Baena, has left many in disbelief. The news, which was revealed during an interview with “60 Minutes,” has sent shockwaves throughout Hollywood and the world.
According to Schwarzenegger, he had no idea that Baena’s son, Joseph, was his until the boy was seven or eight years old. He had always believed that the child was the product of Baena’s then-husband. However, as time went on, Schwarzenegger began to see a resemblance to himself in the boy and began to put the pieces together.
The news of the affair and love child broke in 2011 after Schwarzenegger had left the governor’s office. In a statement to the public, he admitted to the affair and apologized for his actions. “After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event over a decade ago. I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family,” he said.
Schwarzenegger’s wife at the time, Maria Shriver, was left devastated by the news. In a statement, she asked for privacy and compassion as she and her children tried to come to terms with the news. “This is a painful and heartbreaking time. As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect, and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal,” she said.
The scandal rocked Hollywood and the world, with many questioning how such a high-profile figure could have kept such a secret for so long. Schwarzenegger, who had always been known for his larger-than-life persona, was suddenly thrust into the spotlight for all the wrong reasons.
In the aftermath of the scandal, Schwarzenegger and Shriver’s marriage fell apart. The couple, who had been married for 25 years, never fully recovered from the affair and love child. Schwarzenegger later revealed that it was his biggest blunder and that he regretted the pain he had caused his family.
The news of the affair and love child has had a lasting impact on Schwarzenegger’s reputation and legacy. While he remains a Hollywood icon and successful businessman, the scandal will always be a part of his story.
As for Baena and her son, Joseph, they have largely remained out of the public eye since the news broke. Baena, who had worked for the Schwarzenegger family for over 20 years, was thrust into the spotlight and faced intense scrutiny from the media.
The news of Schwarzenegger’s love child with Baena was a shocking revelation that left many in disbelief. While the actor has since apologized for his actions, the scandal will always be a part of his legacy. As for Shriver and her children, they have tried to move on and rebuild their lives in the aftermath of the affair.