Arnold Schwarzenegger has let the cat out of the bag about the reason why his marriage to Maria Shriver comes to an end after 25 years. The former California Governor has confessed to his wife that he fathered another child while they were married, as a result of a fling 10 years ago.
Schwarzenegger admitted, "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."
The actor fathered the child with a household staffer who recently retired "on good terms" from working for the couple after 20 years. During this time, the staffer told people that her child was from a former husband. However, Schwarzenegger reportedly has been providing child support since the beginning. Identity of mother and child is not disclosed for privacy reason.
Schwarzenegger's womanizing ways actually had been smelled back in 2003 when 16 women claimed the actor had groped them. But Schwarzenegger's team denied the allegations, insisting it was an attempt to put Republican in a bad light. He did admit to "behaving badly sometimes" such as attending orgies and using marijuana but he said he didn't have a better judgment.
On related news, "Little House on the Prairie" actress Gigi Goyette has alleged that she was only one of Schwarzenegger's mistresses. The 52-year-old said they had slept together when she was only 16 but did not see him again after 14 years. He was by then married for three years to Shiver but they had a fling. "I don't think I had anything to do with the break-up of his marriage," Goyette told Mirror.
Goyette added that Shriver knew about the affair but chose to keep quiet. "Maria Shriver is a Kennedy so I think that, like a good Kennedy, she decided to ignore what was happening," she said. Schwarzenegger had denied this rendezvous but Goyette claimed she was paid $20,000 to keep it a secret when he announced the 2003 campaign, and that they spoke only recently in a friendly way.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver who have four children together announced they were amicably separating and were living separately earlier this month. The former governor later told a crowd that they were working things out. Media is now on hot pursuit of digging Shriver's side of story. Oprah Winfrey reportedly is a frontrunner to land an interview with Shriver, meeting her personally last week to convince her to come to her show's grand finale and be a talk show host on OWN.