By now many of you know about former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s separation from his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver (of the Kennedy dynasty). You didn’t bat an eye when you read that he’d cheated on his wife by the 3rd year into their marriage.
In the days before Shriver, 55, and Schwarzenegger, 63, announced their separation, he admitted to her that he’d fathered a love child with a former household staff member — about 10 years ago.
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.”
Well, at least he’s honest.
Maria Shriver just released a statement, according to the LA Times.
Saying Schwarzenegger’s admission was “painful and heartbreaking,” Shriver added: “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. I will have no further comment.”