Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger confessed to causing too much pain for his family because of his affair in the past.
In the upcoming biopic on Netflix, Arnold revisits the dark corners of his life, including his affair scandal with maid Mildred Baena. The 75-year-old star mused in the trailer: “People will remember my successes, but they will also remember mistakes. It has made it difficult for my marriage and my relationship with my friends. child. I’ve caused enough pain to my family. I’ll have to live with it for the rest of my life.”
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s 25-year marriage to journalist Maria Shriver broke down in 2011 when the Terminator actor confessed to having a child with his maid Mildred Baena. Joseph Baena – Arnold’s illegitimate son – was born in 1997, his mother’s identity was kept secret for many years. Arnold knew about the existence of his stepchild but did not dare to make it public for fear of affecting his position as Governor of California and his happy family.
In 2011, Arnold confirmed in the Los Angeles Times : “After leaving the political arena, I told my wife about this secret. It happened more than 10 years ago. I understand and deserve the pain. anger as well as disappointment of family and friends. There is no excuse. I take full responsibility for the pain I have caused. I am very sorry to my wife, children and loved ones. . I am really sorry”.
Maria Shriver struggled with grief and despair after knowing this fact. On the Making Space with Hoda Kotb podcast , Maria revealed she turned to a convent, asking for advice to have peace of mind and allow herself to be vulnerable. “I never allowed myself to feel vulnerable, weak and defeated. Then the world did it to me,” Maria said, adding that she started “sobbing” after Go to the monastery, get advice to live true to your feelings.
Maria Shriver is the niece of former US President John F. Kennedy. She married Arnold Schwarzenegger in 1986, with whom she has four children, including writer Katherine Schwarzenegger (now wife of Guardians of the Galaxy star Chris Pratt) and actor Patrick Schwarzenegger. Maria and Arnold broke up in 2011, 10 years later officially divorced.
Joseph Baena – Arnold Schwarzenegger ‘s stepson – is now 25 years old and follows in his father’s footsteps to become a bodybuilder and actor. Joseph had a close relationship with his father and half-siblings.