After a month of hiding from the press and the public eye, the Schwarzenegger household’s keeper, Mildred Patty Baena gave an interview to Hello magazine, speaking about her relationship with “Arnie”, with Maria Shriver and with her 13-year-old son, Joseph.
Patty Baena became a celebrity overnight. Well, not that kind of celebrity that would get a star on the Walk of Fame. Her public image was the one of “the bad guy”. The public believes that she is guilty for the break-up of the Schwarzenegger-Shriver couple. With that kind of image, it is no wonder she didn’t want to have anything to do wth the press. But now, UK’s Hello magazine has managed to “tame” the waters for her and her son, in order to get her side of the story. Here is what she declared in the interview:
“As Joseph grew and I started to see the resemblance that I wondered – but it became more apparent as time went on.” So, one year ago, the teenage boy found out the truth. How do you think he reacted? Well, like all normal teenagers that find out their dad is a superhero: “Cool!” he said. According to the mother, the boy looks forward to spend as much time as he can with his father.
Mildred recognizes that everyone in the love triangle had a certain vision on the paternity of the boy. While she herself wondered is Arnold as the father (or her husband at the time), the Terminator didn’t say anything on the subject. Ever!. With his wife, Maria, things were more complicated. As time went by she became suspicious, as Patty confesses. “She would say things like, ‘I’m here if you need to talk” And at one point she wanted to put all cards on the table. The aftermath was highly emotional and it involved many tears. “She cried with me and told me to get off my knees. We held each other and I told her it wasn’t Arnie’s fault, that it takes two.”
Baena admires both Maria and Arnold. “She was so strong” she said about her former 55-year-old employer and hope there is still a chance they would get back together. “He’s a good man and I know he’s suffering too. He loves Maria.”