‘It was the stupidest thing I’ve done… I inflicted tremendous pain': Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks of affair with maid
Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed he regrets having an affair with his housekeeper, declaring it as ‘the stupidest thing’ and admitting he ‘inflicted tremendous pain’ onto his wife and children. The Twins actor, aged 65, opened up in a pre-recorded chat with 60 Minutes – his first televised interview since the scandal broke in May 2011 – to broadcast on Sunday. Arnold married television journalist Maria Shriver in April 1986, going on to have four children together – Katherine, 22, Christina, 21, Patrick, 19, and 15-year-old Christopher. However, in May of last year, the couple separated after 25 years due to Arnold’s infidelities.
Had it simply been an extra-marital affair, there may have been a chance to save the marriage, but Arnold fathered a child with maid Mildred Beana, who gave birth to their son Joseph 14 years ago. During the interview, Schwarzenegger said: ‘I think it was the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids.’
Source: Daily Mail