The actor is aware of the tremendous pain he has inflicted on his wife and kids when she has given up TV career for him.
Arnold Schwarzenegger talked candidly of the affair that ruined his 25 years of marriage to Maria Shriver. The former governor of California said in an interview with "60 Minutes" that it was the "stupidest thing I've done in the whole relationship".
Schwarzenegger made the news last year when the identity of his secret son was revealed along with his infidelity. The actor had a sexual relationship with housekeeper Mildred Baena while married to Shriver and they had a child named Joseph, who is now 14-year-old. Schwarzenegger managed to keep it a secret although he kept paying a child support.
Speaking on how the affair is "the most unbelievable act of betrayal" to his wife, Schwarzenegger said, "I think it was the stupidest thing I've done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids." Schwarzenegger and Shriver have four kids together.
Schwarzenegger was promoting his autobiography titled "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story". Shriver, according to him, has not read the book. "She knows that it's about my whole life," he said. "I would not write a book and kind of leave out that part and make people feel like, 'Well, wait a minute. Are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures?' "
The interview will air on Sunday, September 30 at 7 P.M. ET/PT on CBS.