And now you know the rest of the story …
I guess we know know why after so many years that Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver decided to split. Schwarzenegger has admitted to fathering a child with a member of his household staff while married to Maria Shriver. Just recently it was reported that Schwarzenegger and Shriver were separating after 25 years. Obviously Schwarzenegger had to make this news public before it leaked through other sources. Imagine that, Schwarzenegger fathered this child prior to his run for Governor of California and before Maria Shriver went on Oprah defending her husband’s
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has acknowledged that he fathered a child with a member of his household staff, a revelation that apparently prompted wife Maria Shriver to leave the couple’s home before they announced their separation last week.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver jointly announced May 9 that they were splitting up after 25 years of marriage. Yet, Shriver moved out of the family’s Brentwood mansion earlier in the year after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the child is his, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.
As we eventually lead, there is always a reason why surprise announcements are made. One sure fire way to end your marriage is to having a love child for 10 years and having the Mrs find out about it. Although the Terminator had been rumored to have had many flings, one has to wonder how this type of news will tarnish his image. He can call John Edwards for pointers as to how to destroy one’s life as it appears the Terminator has pulled a John Edwards.
What a shame. I think its save to say … Arnold won’t be back.
UPDATE I: Flashback to the 2003 Oprah, Maybe Maria should have listened to the tabloids.
Speaking out in her first TV interview since her husband announced his candidacy for governor of California, NBC newswoman Maria Shriver told Oprah Winfrey that she shouldn’t pay heed to tabloid rumors and old stories (even those from the Arnold Schwarzenegger’s own mouth) that paint him as a misogynist or a womanizer. ”I know the man I’m married to,” she said on Monday’s ”Oprah,” with her husband by her side. ”I make up my mind on him, based on him. Not based on what people say.”
Shriver bristled at Oprah’s question about whether, as a Kennedy woman, she’d been raised to ignore a husband’s adultery. ”You know that really ticks me off,” she said. ”I am my own woman. I have not been, quote, bred to look the other way.”
UPDATE II: Maria Shriver says, “This Is a Painful & Heartbreaking Time”. I am sure it is sadly enough. Who knew that Arnold would be more of a Kennedy than Maria? Other comments from family members at CNN.
“This is a painful and heartbreaking time,” said Shriver, 55. “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.”