Arnold Schwarzenegger shocked the world when the successful actor and former bodybuilder decided to run in California’s 2003 gubernatorial elections. It didn’t really shock the world when rumors about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair were confirmed, and the appearance of an illegitimate son with his maid Mildred Patricia Baena was just the icing on the cake.
In 2011, his 25-year marriage hit an iceberg and broke up, ending in divorce. Here is everything you need to know about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair in 5 short facts.
Both Arnold And Patricia Were Involved In Extra-marital Affairs
At the time of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s affair with his maid Patricia, both were married. Arnold was still married to his wife, the American journalist, activist, and best-selling author Maria Shriver, while Patricia was still with her spouse, Rogelio de Jesus.
No one knows for sure whether it was a one-time or long-term affair, but the dirty deed was definitely committed sometime in 1997. A disturbing fact is that both Maria and Patricia were pregnant at the same time and gave birth only 5 days apart. E! News, therefore, crowed him to the sperminator. In conclusion, it is clear that it was a fraud from both sides.
Arnold Did Not Know He Had An Illegitimate Son For 7 or 8 Years
Despite the fact that Patricia was still active in Schwarzenegger’s household after the birth of her son Joseph, Arnold claims that he did not know that the baby was his. Obviously, he forgot that unprotected sex can lead to unexpected babies. Often Patricia even brought her son to the Schwarzenegger house while she was working.
We can assume that on one of these occasions Arnold realized that the boy looked like him and he began to put things together. Schwarzenegger, in reference to his enlightenment, said he immediately began sending extra money to his maid without talking about his discovery. Both were obviously very adept at delivering non-verbal messages, but you didn’t hear that from us.
Schwarzenegger’s Sexual Misconduct Had Put Him On The Spot Before
This was not the first time that Schwarzenegger was called up for his infidelity. In 2003, during his campaign for governor, the actor was involved in a scandal called “Gropegate”. Very clever! Apparently, Arnold was known for “banging his fist on the table” every now and then. Arnold was accused of sexually abusing several women over a period of 25 years. The suspicious thing is that this story surfaced 5 days before the California State Governor elections in 2003.
Six ladies, who apparently worked on his films, each appeared with a different story. Four of the women remained anonymous, but the other two were Elaine Stockton, the wife of bodybuilder Robby Robinson, and Anna Richardson, a British television presenter. In all this, his wife stood by him and even defended him on the Oprah Winfrey Show with the words: “I look at him with an open heart and accept him with all his strengths and weaknesses, just as he does with me. That definitely sounds like a movie plot.
Arnold Is Not Good At Full Disclosure
We have heard the stories and heard the news, and it has become clear to us that Arnold Schwarzenegger has a serious problem with full disclosure. His motto seems to be: “Don’t say it unless you’re pressed up against the wall”. According to CNN, “Schwarzenegger admitted that he tried to hide his heart surgery in 1997 from his then 11-year-old pregnant wife Maria Shriver. He also confessed that he told Shriver of his plan to run for governor of California only days before his campaign announcement in 2003, a message that left her tearful and upset.
Closer to the subject of his infidelity, after the news became public, his wife had to confront him and go deeper to find out the identity of his mistress. She also asked him repeatedly if Joseph was his son before he finally admitted it at a marriage counseling meeting a few months before the end of their marriage.
Arnold Still Maintains A Good Relationship With All Members Of His Family
Despite the painful separation from his wife, Schwarzenegger strives to maintain a good relationship with his wife and children; Christopher, 18, Patrick, 22, Christina, 25, and Katherine, 26, and his son Joseph, now 18, told The Mirror: “It’s fantastic, including my fifth child with Mildred. He is fantastic and he understands the situation perfectly. So it all worked out. I am very happy to have a great relationship with my family because it hasn’t always been the case”.
In view of all these events, we can say that the star has made the best of a very sticky situation, and we give him the thumbs up.