Arnold Schwarzenegger Comes Clean In New Book
Arnold Schwarzenegger is talking for the first about the heartwrenching moment he confessed to Maria Shriver that he fathered a love child with the maid.
It happened the day after he left office as Governor of California. Maria asked him to go to a marriage counseling session.
"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,' " said Schwarzenegger.
"I told the therapist, 'It's true,' " he said.
Schwarzenegger talks about the scandal in an interview with Lesley Stahl to be broadcast on 60 Minutes next Sunday.
In the interview, Stahl asked, "What does Maria think about your writing of the memoir and bringing this up?"
Schwarzenegger replied, "I think that Maria is wishing me well in everything I do."
She asked, "Has she read it?"
Schwarzenegger answered, "No. At this point she hasn't read anything."
INSIDE EDITION found Schwarzenegger today on the campus of the Unviversity of Southern California where he took part in a panel discussion about public policy, but he did not talk about the scandal.
The book, Total Recall, reveals that he cheated with his housekeeper, Mildred Baena, in 1996 while Maria and their children were out of town, and he was filming Batman and Robin.
He kept their love child a secret for 15 years. He also reveals that he groveled to Maria telling her, "It was my screw-up" and that she is, "The perfect wife."
He also reveals that his mother-in-law, Eunice Shriver, believed he might not be able to have children because he had used steroids. Eunice sent Maria a medical report on the effects of steroids.
"I just happened to see the report on Maria's desk, so I read it, and I was laughing my head off," Schwarzenegger writes.
He told Maria, "Your mother is out-of-control."
There was not much sympathy for Arnold on The View.
"He begged her to forgive him and then said 'I'm still turned on by you.' Oh, oh who cares!" said Joy Behar.
Published reports say Maria is furious about the book's revelations.
"She knows it's about my whole life and I was not going to write a book and leave that part out and make people feel like, wait a minute, are we going to get a book about his success stories and not his failures? That's not the book I wanted to write." said Schwarzenegger.