Arnold Schwarzenegger Shows No Real Remorse For Infidelity
Arnold Schwarzenegger shocked everyone last year when his soap-opera like secret finally came to light. The governator who had been married to tv journalist Maria Shriver for 25 years, had not only cheated, but had done so with their maid of 20 years, Mildred Baena. The biggest thing to come out was that Schwarzenegger and Baena also had a 14-year-old son together.
In an interview Sunday night with 60 minutes, Schwarzenegger finally addressed some of what we saw continuously in the press last year. Surprisingly, Schwarzenegger didn’t appear to be very remorseful about his actions, and even admitted that the reason he didn’t tell Shriver about his secret lovechild was because he didn’t want the news to get out to the world.
Check out a few excerpts from the interview posted by Celebitchy:
On His Infidelity:
Stahl: You write in the book that you had an affair with the actress in that movie. You cheated on Maria. And you were in your relationship. And you don’t even write that you felt bad about it. You just write it.
Schwarzenegger: Actually, you know, I did feel bad about it. But, I mean, all of my various different things, they were mistakes. And this is, you know, my failure. My screw-ups.
Stahl: Was that the only affair?
Schwarzenegger: No. I had others. But I mean, ah, but you know, it’s something that’s obviously between Maria and me.
Stahl: She knew?
Stahl: So it’s a recurring issue with you.
Schwarzenegger: I’m not perfect.
On his child with the maid:
Stahl: Maria wants to have a meeting with your marriage counselor. Tell us about that meeting.
Schwarzenegger: That particular visit that you’re talking about was the visit where she then said, “Hey, I think that Joseph is your kid. And, am I off here on this or– or not?” And I said, “You’re absolutely correct.” And I had to face up to that, which I have been kind of hiding but no one knew about. And that I knew about at that point maybe for five, six years or so.
Stahl: You just said, “You’re absolutely right”?
Schwarzenegger: I said, “You’re absolutely right, and I am sorry.” It was very painful for her. She was very disappointed.
Stahl: Maria asked you, “Why didn’t you tell me?” And what did you say?
Schwarzenegger: That I did not know how to.
Stahl: You didn’t know how to tell her?
Schwarzenegger: How to tell her without worrying about, you know, that it would get out or whatever.
Stahl: And that she’d leave you while you were still governor.
Schwarzenegger: I don’t think that was as much of an issue as just how do I keep this under wraps.
Stahl: Well, tell us how it happened. This is a woman who worked in your house–
Schwarzenegger: Exactly. And I found out about it kind of– seven years in or eight years in–…
Stahl: So you have this relationship. And she keeps working in the house?
Schwarzenegger: Uh-huh. (affirm)
Stahl: Do you keep having the relationship?
Schwarzenegger: No. But, look, I have caused enough pain to everyone as it is, if it is my wife or my kids. So I don’t want to reawaken and kind of talk about it because it’s not going to help them. And I just want to protect them as much as I can.
Glad Maria Shriver finally got out of this! We only wish she would have gotten out sooner…