Maria Schriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger split up last week after 25 yeas of marriage, surprising everyone. And now we know why: Schwarzenegger, who has been accused of groping women in the past, admitted to fathering a child with a member of his household staff – over 10 years ago! Once the Governator left office, with nothing to lose politically, he finally had the cajones to tell his wife.
The LA Times broke the story, with a statement from the ex-governor:
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.
I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not.
This is simply horrible – he waits until he’s out of the office to reveal that he has been hiding an entire child from his wife for over a decade?!?! Despicable.