Arnold Schwarzenegger certainly wasn’t licking his wounds when he split from his wife of 26 years, Maria Shriver, last May after it was revealed that he had fathered a child with the family’s longtime housekeeper. According to a new report, the former California governor actually bragged to his neighbor that the mother of his four children would likely forgive him, but if she didn’t, “I’m getting me a 20-year-old honey.”
That’s just one of the new revelations about Schwarzenegger and Shriver’s family, which he destroyed by carrying on for years with the also-married Mildred Baena, with whom he has a 14-year-old son named Joseph, born just after Shriver gave birth to the couple’s son Christopher. Newsweek reports that after the affair and love child came to light last spring, Shriver begged her husband to go into therapy with her to fix their problems. He only went to one session and refused to return, even though he knew it would cost him his marriage, according to her friends. And when Shriver, 56, did finally ask him for a divorce, Schwarzenegger, 65, shot back, “I have the money, the power, and the plane, and I will have the friends,” reveals a family member.
According to Newsweek, Shriver then asked Schwarzenegger – who will appear on “60 Minutes” on September 30 to promote his upcoming autobiography Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story – to move out of their family home in Brentwood, but he refused. Instead, she was forced to move into a hotel, where she was visited often by her children, Katherine, 22, Christina, 21, Patrick, 19, and Christopher, who have sided with their long-suffering mother. Patrick goes by the last name Shriver on Twitter and his sisters “fear that [Schwarzenegger] wants to use them as part of his campaign to rehabilitate his image,” reports Newsweek.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver’s divorce has yet to be finalized.
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