Hollwood actor-turned-Californian Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed his heartbreak after having to admit he fathered a love child over ten years ago.
The 63-year-old star, who has four teenage children with Maria, confessed to his secret son after rumours surfaced. “There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused,” he said.
The mother of Arnold’s love child is thought to be a former member of household staff who worked for the Schwarzenegger family for 20 years. It’s also believed that she was pregnant the same time as his wife Maria was pregnant with their youngest son.
“I have apologised to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry,” the Terminator actor said.
Although his wife has been kept in the dark for over 10 years, it’s believed that Arnold has been paying child support to the woman, rumoured to be his former maid Mildred Patricia Baena. Apparently the star didn’t know the child was his, until a while after his birth.
“This is a painful and heartbreaking time,” Maria Shriver said in a statement. “As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal.”