Arnold Schwarzenegger has been the most popular dude in a long time. He would have been better off staying in Hollywood and out of politics. But he didn’t so that makes his scandal… cheating on his wife, broadcast journalist Maria Shriver all the more outrageous.
Arnold confessed to having an affair with one of their employees who’d been with the family for 20 years. She is remaining anonymous at the moment, but you know her name will be public soon. The employee was also married and played off the child she had with Arnold as being her husband’s. Yeah, that was a brilliant move.
This affair occurred over 10 years ago and Arnold has been paying to support his child the entire time.
Anyhow, this is the reason that Maria left Arnold. Who can blame her? I hope that she never lets him near her again. What a complete tool. If I had any respect left for Arnold, it’s gone now. What a disgusting pig. The fact he did it at all is bad enough. But the fact he waited THIS LONG to confess?! Wow. That is SO low.
Here is his pathetic statement:
“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger said Monday night in a statement issued to The Times in response to questions. “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 ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time,” the statement concluded. “While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not. “
UPDATE: Maria gave this heartbreaking statement: “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.”