Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Reality: Schwarzenegger reveals child with household worker
Los Angeles - Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has admitted he fathered a child some 10 years ago with a member of his household staff and only told his wife about it a few months ago.
The Austrian-born movie star revealed the bombshell after being confronted with the story by the Los Angeles Times, which reported the news in its Tuesday edition.
"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said in a statement to The Los Angeles Times in response to questions.
"I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility.
The Los Angeles Times declined to name the woman but said she was a longtime member of the household staff, having worked for Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver for over 20 years. The couple announced earlier this month their separation after 25 years of marriage.
According to a source Schwarzenegger, 63, took financial responsibility for the child from the start and continued to provide support. The woman only recently stopped working for the family.//DPA
Source: The Nation