Arnold Schwarzenegger and love child maid Mildred Baena boogie on down
Arnie boogies on down with the maid who gave birth to his love child
10:07 AM on 20th May 2011
Smiling broadly, the Hollywood star and his housekeeper share a relaxed dance at a family party.
Three years later, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Mildred Baena would be sharing something much more intimate: a secret lovechild whose existencehas wrecked his marriage.
Maria Shriver, his 55-year-old wife, was said last night to have hired Laura Wasser, a celebrity divorce lawyer who has worked for Angelina Jolie, Britney Spears and Christina Aguilera.
1994: Schwarzenegger and his housekeeper Mildred Baena share a dance at a family party
Although she hasn’t yet pulled the trigger on their 25-year marriage, friends said the public humiliation over her 63-year-old husband’s affair with the home help was ‘too painful’ for their relationship to survive.
‘Arnold desperately wants Maria to forgive him and take him back,’ said a family friend. ‘But she can’t get past his deception at this point.However, he still has a strong emotional influence over her.’
Mrs Baena, 50, gave birth to the unnamed child in October 1997, only five days after the arrival of Christopher, the youngest of Schwarzenegger’s four children by Miss Shriver. Though it was not until the child was a toddler that the Terminator actor learned that he was the father.
2000: The actor with Mrs Baena and his son Christopher, who was born five days before the housekeeper gave birth to his secret lovechild
Suspicion: Arnie seen yesterday, his wife”s worst suspicions were confirmed by mistress Mildred
‘Maria and Arnold would pamper her when she was pregnant and send her gifts for the baby, not knowing that Arnold was the father,’ said one friend.
Schwarzenegger confessed to having a lovechild on Monday after Mrs Baena threatened to go public because she was unhappy about being let goby the family after 20 years, according to reports.
However, reports yesterday claimed Miss Shriver confronted her husband”s mistress over suspicions she was secretly raising his love child.
The mother of four is said to have asked Baena if her son was fathered by her husband.
During the dramatic showdown, Baena broke down and confessed, according to America”s Radar Online.
Schwarzenegger only came clean about the sordid affair after Shriver told him she new the truth about his 13-year secret, insiders say.
“Maria has suspected this for a long time and she asked the housekeeper,” a source told the website. “The housekeeper admitted it.
“Maria then went to Arnold and he confessed.”
Insiders also claim Baena was not fired from her position with the family as previously reported.
“Yes, her employment ended, but it ended without animosity,” the source added.
Miss Shriver was pictured with her children rallying around her during her time of crisis earlier this week.
Pregnant at the same time: Arnold Schwarzenegger”s alleged mistress Mildred Baena in 1997 and Maria Shriver pictured that same year while carrying her youngest child Christopher
She was photographed going to lunch in Brentwood with two of her children, Katherine, 21, and Christopher, 14.
Thetrio looked strained as they travelled down an escalator together as details of Schwarzenegger”s mistress and the son he fathered emerged.
Baena lives with her four children in a 150,000 house in Bakersfield, 120 miles north of Los Angeles, which neighbours say Schwarzenegger bought for her.
Brave face: Maria Shriver seen going to lunch in Brentwood with two of her children, Katherine, 21, and Christopher, 14, earlier this week
Mrs Baena is believed to have been married at the time of the affair butseparated from husband Rogelio three weeks after the child was born.
Although the boy’s birth certificate names her ex-husband as the father,she maintained in divorce papers that they had no children together.
Miss Shriver, who called the split painful and heartbreaking, is said tohave seen a financial adviser to discuss ways of splitting up the couple’s 500million fortune.
She is a niece of former Democrat president John F Kennedy while Schwarzenegger served two terms as Republican governor of California.
“Proud parent”: A photo of Baena and her son which she posted on an online networking site