Arnold Schwarzenegger Reveals How Maria Shriver Confronted Him Over Love Child
Sep 24, 2012 11:42 AM EDT
In a new tell-all book "Total Recall" Arnold Schwarzenegger details the manner in which his ex-wife Maria Shriver confronted him on his love child with the housekeeper.
According to Schwarzenegger, Shriver convinced him to attend a couple's therapy session a day after his term for governor of California came to an end in January in 2011.
"The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said, 'Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child -- whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred..." to which the 65-year-old said he answered, "I told the therapist, It's true," as reported by ABC's Good Morning America.
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The "Terminator" star also admitted, "Instead of doing the right thing, I'd just put the truth in a mental compartment and locked it up where I didn't deal with it every day," as reported by Yahoo News.
In the book, Schwarzenegger says that initially he did not believe Mildred's son Joseph to be his child, but then said that as Joseph grew older he could see the striking resemblance, "I realized there was little doubt that he was my son," as reported by ABC.
In 2011, Shriver ended the marriage with Schwarzenegger after telling the media that he fathered a boy with the housekeeper fourteen years. Joseph was born the same year Shriver gave birth to their son Christopher. The couple was married 25 years.
Schwarzenegger will attend an interview with ABC's Good Morning America on 1 October.