Media outlets and Twitter were abuzz this morning as news broke out that former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a member of his household staff 10 years ago. Now that more details have emerged this is what supposedly caused Maria Shriver to separate from her husband.
The couple who have four children announced last week that they are separating after 25 years of marriage. Schwarzenegger gave the Los Angeles Times a statement about the infidelity saying, “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 apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.”
With the shocking news, Shriver released a statement saying “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.”
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