The big secret is out, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are getting a divorce, because Arnold did the unthinkable and fathered a child with one of his household staffers. When I first heard the news, my first thought was "Why bother getting a divorce at this point in their life?" Now I completely see why Maria would want a divorce, he had an affair with one of their staff right under her nose and had a child with her. Arnold is lucky the woman didn't try to blackmail him with him being the Governor of California.
It makes you wonder how Maria Shriver missed something like that with them all in the same household and not even know one her staff members had a child by her husband. That has to feel like the ultimate betrayal. Their children had a a brother and they didn't even know it. I can only imagine how the child must feel. I am sure he didn't even know that Arnold Schwarzenegger was his father. The poor child has probably been wondering who his father is and he has been right under his nose all this time. The child is 13 years old, what would take Arnold so long to tell his wife? He kept his secret and deceived his entire family for his career.
Schwarzenegger said in a statement to The Times.
“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 feel sorry for Maria, she sacrificed her career in journalism and supported her husband, so Arnold could pursue his political career. Personally, I feel that even as Governor, he should have told his wife about his affair. If the woman was willing to live a lie to protect his career, I don't think she would have went public with the affair if he had told his wife about the affair and his child. He cheated his child of having a father. Who would blame the child if he didn't forgive him for hiding him away like he was dirty laundry.