Arnold Schwarzenegger"s secret child: Maria Shriver brands shock news "heartbreaking"

Arnold Schwarzenegger"s secret child: Maria Shriver brands shock news "heartbreaking"

“This is painful and heartbreaking”: Maria Shriver breaks silence after Arnold Schwarzenegger admits fathering a secret love child with member of household staff

7:52 PM on 17th May 2011

Unfaithful: Arnold Schwarzenegger, pictured here in LA this week, has admitted fathering a child with a member of household staff while married to Maria ShriverUnfaithful: Arnold Schwarzenegger, pictured here in LA this week, has admitted fathering a child with a member of household staff while married to Maria Shriver

Betrayal: Arnold Schwarzenegger, pictured here in LA this week, has admitted fathering a child with a member of household staff while married to Maria Shriver

Admission: The former governor, seen here getting a hug from daughter Christina yesterday, has apologised for his actions

Admission: The former governor, seen here getting a hug from daughter Christina yesterday, has apologised for his actions

“No excuses”: Schwarzenegger says he takes “full responsibility” for the hurt he has caused his family

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Tough time: Schwarzenegger and Shriver

Tough time: Schwarzenegger and Shriver”s teen son Patrick posted this message on Twitter this morning

Playing the family man: Schwarzenegger with his wife Maria and their children Katherine, Patrick, Christina and Christopher when he was returned to office

Playing the family man: Schwarzenegger with his wife Maria and their children Katherine, Patrick, Christina and Christopher when he was returned to office

Picture of happiness: Schwarzenegger and Shriver married in a lavish ceremony on April 26, 1986 in Massachusetts

Picture of happiness: Schwarzenegger and Shriver married in a lavish ceremony on April 26, 1986 in Massachusetts