Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver have announced their separation last week, but wouldn’t give details on the cause. Now, it’s all out. Former California governor has a child with a member of his household staff, reported Associated Press.
The press agency received a statement of the actor and political figure Arnold Schwarzenegger from Times, which said that he told his wife about the event that occurred more than ten years ago. “After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago” he said. After the confession, made to his wife after stepping down from the governor position, she decided very quickly to leave the house they were living in as a family. They only announced their separation a few days ago, on May 9. Together, they said that they were breaking up after 25 years of marriage.
In his latest statement to the press, Schwarzenegger expresses his feelings of guilt towards his family “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family”, he said deeply affected. “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.” He then asked the media to respect the privacy of his children and future ex wife “through this difficult time”. He stated that he accepts the criticism of the media and the public as he knows he did something hard to forgive
Then Maria Shriver issued a personal statement saying that it is a painful moment in her life and she asks the media to respect the privacy of this event and to be compassionate about the situation. “As a mother, my concern is for the children” she added and said that she and them are trying to “rebuild their lives and heal”. She then concluded sayinf she will have no further comment on the matter.
This Tuesday, their son Patrik, who is 17, posted a moving message on Twitter: “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”. Still, Schwarzenegger’s son signed as Patrick Shriver.
Although The Times didn’t give the name of the woman in the staff, it said the she has been working for the family for 20 years andshe resigned this January.