Arnold Schwarzenegger love child revelations: Maria Shriver seeks solace in her kids
Devastated Maria Shriver seeks solace in her children over lunch amid shocking revelations about Arnold”s love child
3:44 PM on 19th May 2011
Maria Shriver”s children are rallying around her during a time of crisis for their family.
The estranged wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger was pictured going to lunch in Brentwood with two of her children, Katherine, 21, and Christopher, 14.
The trio looked strained as they travelled down an escalator together as details of Schwarzenegger”s mistress and the son he fathered emerged yesterday.
Family time: Maria Shriver took two of her children, Christopher and Katherine, to lunch in Brentwood yesterday
Katherine stayed close to her mother, 55, after earlier thanking followers on Twitter for their concern during the difficult period.
“This is definitely not easy but I appreciate your love and support as I begin to heal and move forward in life. I will always love my family!” she wrote this week.
Katherine, who last year penned a self-help book for teens, added: “Just wanted to thank everyone for the sweet comments and ur concern and love in this changing time! It means a lot! Xo”
Meanwhile, her older brother Patrick has hinted where his loyalties lie by changing his name on Twitter to Patrick Shriver.
Rocked: The family have been left devastated by the revelation that father Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a love child
The 21-year-old “model, student and entrepreneur” altered his profile following the revelation”s about Arnold”s love child.
His screen name remains @PSchwarzenegger.
Patrick wrote on Twitter yesterday: “Some days you feel like s***, some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet I love my family till death do us apart. #family”
Katherine discussed her close relationship with both her parents while promoting her book, Rock What You”ve Got: Secrets to Loving Your Inner and Outer Beauty from Someone Who”s Been There and Back, last year.
Supporting mum: Katherine, 21, thanked followers on Twitter for their concern for her family
Telling: The couple”s oldest son Patrick changed his profile name on Twitter to Shriver this week
“I had the best relationship with my Mom. I still do. I talk to her four times a day,” she said.
“I also have an amazing relationship with my Dad. I talk to him aboutboys, about going out, about what I”m interested in, about business.”
Her younger sister Christina, 19, was seen with their father outside Starbucks earlier this week, and although they looked strained the pair parted with a tight hug.
As more details about the 63-year-old former action movie star”s affair with the family”s former housekeeper and his love child emerged yesterday, it was reported that Maria Shriver had hired California-based family lawyer Laura Wasser.
Standing by him: Schwarzenegger”s younger daughter Christina met him for a coffee this week
Embrace: Despite their strained appearance the pair shared a hug as they departed
Wasser”s previous clients include Angelina Jolie, Christina Aguilera, Stevie Wonder, Kiefer Sutherland, and Britney Spears.
“Maria hasn”t decided yet if she wants to end her marriage,” a source close to Shriver told U.S. publication People.
Wasser was hired before the news of the affair went public, the source added.
Shriver is separated from the former governor.
Taking action: Maria Shriver, pictured at Oprah Winfrey”s farewell show this week, is said to have hired a top divorce lawyer
The mother of Schwarzenegger”s lovechild was yesterday named by a U.S. website as Mildred “Patty” Baena, 50, who became pregnant while working for the former California governor and his family.
Details of Schwarzenegger”s relationship with Baena have been appearing in news reports overnight, with several outlets alleging that her threats to sell her story to a magazine prompting Schwarzenegger to go public.
According to Radaronline, Baena was allegedly furious about being fired in January after 20 years of service and keeping the identity of her 14-year-old son”s father secret for such a long time.
Obsessed: Internet reports claim that Mildred Baena wanted “to be just like” Maria Shriver, and would wear Shriver”sclothes and jewellery
TMZ also allege that Baena was obsessed with Maria Shriver and wanted to “be just like her”.
Sourcesclaim that the housekeeper would wear the former NBC presenter”s clothes and jewellery and that after Shriver left for work in the morning Baena would “climb into bed” with Schwarzenegger.
According to sources Baena would go to Shriver for advice on her love life and soughtadvice from her employer during her pregnancy – which coincided with Shriver”s, it emerged yesterday.
Baena”s son was born on October 2, 1997, according to documents unearthed today. Shriver gave birth to her son, Christopher, on September 27 that same year.
Shamed: Schwarzenegger has admitted fathering a love child
Shriver moved out of the family”s Brentwoodhome earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger acknowledged his paternity.
Schwarzenegger said in a statement: “After leaving the governor”s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over adecade 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 have apologised to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.
Split: Shriver, pictured with Schwarzenegger on their wedding day in 1986, moved out of the family”s Brentwood home earlier this year
“I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not.”
A spokesman for Shriver who was married to Schwarzenegger for 25 years, said: “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.”
For sale: The property where Schwarzenegger and Mildred Baena began their affair has gone on the market for $23.5 million. The family sold it in 2004