Hello! Magazine won the bidding war for Mildred Baena’s story. Arnold Schwarzenegger’s mistress breaks her silence in an exclusive cover story.

Baena said Arnold’s wife, Maria Shriver, cried and they held each other when Baena first broke the news that her son was Schwarzenegger’s love child.

In her first interview, with Hello! magazine, Mildred reveals: “She was so strong. She cried with me and told me to get off my knees.

“We held each other and I told her it wasn’t Arnold’s fault, that it takes two. That is what I admired about her, her strength and the way she handled it.”

Baena, 50, told the magazine that she and Arnold had “only a handful” of sexual encounters in the mansion that she cleaned for 20 years. She said they didn’t have a lengthy affair.

The mother of 4 also revealed that the former Californian Governor, 63, only learned that Joseph was his biological son recently, which conflicts with reports that she told him when he was three.