May 17, 2011 by The ReadyWriter
The bombshell dropped and it finally came out, the reason why former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver split up; it’s because Arnold fathered a child with a member of their household staff. The woman had worked for the couple for at least 20 years retiring in January, and receiving a severance package, according to the L.A. Times.
The child was born more than a decade ago, but until recently Maria thought the father of the child was the woman’s husband at the time. So the child was Arnold and the woman’s best kept secret for more than 10 years.
Schwarzenegger, a 63 year-old actor and bodybuilder, has supported the child financially from the beginning.
Women tried to tell Maria that her husband Arnold was a whore, when he faced accusations of groping women in the past but Shriver, 55, turned a deaf ear, stood by her man and defended the fact that he’s never cheated.
Schwarzenegger, who sired four children with Shriver, released this statement to the media yesterday:
“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.”