New updates have emerged about why Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their separation last week: Arnold has admitted that he fathered a child 10 years ago with a member of household staff who worked for the family for 20 years and retired in January. Arnold said in a statement to the LA Times:
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 apologised 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.
Maria moved out of the family’s Brentwood home earlier this year after Arnold confirmed that he was the father. Maria has since said, “This is a painful and heartbreaking time. 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.” Arnold and Maria have four children together. Are you surprised by the news that Arnold has a love child?