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Arnold Schwarzenegger Opens Up About Affair in Autobiography

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    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver smile as they arrive at the presidential hangar in Mexico City November 8, 2006.
By Emma Koonse, Christian Post Reporter
September 24, 2012|4:39 pm

Arnold Schwarzenegger has not shied away from his scandalous extramarital affair that resulted in a child with his family's housekeeper in his new book, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story."

In the autobiography, Schwarzenegger recounted the moment his then-wife Maria Shriver discovered his relationship with Mildred Baena.

The "Expendables" actor admitted his unfaithfulness to Shriver during a therapy session, according to the Daily News.

"The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said, 'Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child- whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred," Schwarzenegger penned in the book.

The 65-year-old actor admitted it was not the first time Shriver had questioned his relationship with Baena, but that it was the first time he spoke the truth.

"I told the therapist, 'It's true,'" Schwarzenegger continued.

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Baena was pregnant at the same time that Shriver was expecting with the youngest of the couple's four children. "The Terminator" actor waited until the day after he left the California governor's office in 2011 to admit his affair to Shriver. The revelation of Schwarzenegger's son with Baena, Joseph, shocked the nation.

Schwarzenegger discussed "Total Recall" while on "60 Minutes" recently, and revealed that Shriver "hasn't read anything" from the new book yet.

"She knows that it's about my whole life and that I would not write a book and leave out that part and make people feel like, 'Well, wait a minute, are we just getting a book about his success stories and not talk about his failures,'" said the actor, according to E! News.

"And that' not the book I wanted to write," Schwarzenegger added.

"Total Recall" includes 624 pages that describe Schwarzenegger's life from growing up in rural Austria to his career as a politician in California.

 

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