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Monday
May232011

'Cheating' Website Makes Schwarzenegger a $10 Million Offer

Chelsea Lauren/FilmMagic(NEW YORK) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger's movie career is now on hold in the wake of his escalating paternity scandal, but at least he's gotten one new, lucrative job offer.

ABC News Radio has confirmed the parent company of the website AshleyMadison.com -- which helps facilitate marital affairs between its more than 9.3 million anonymous members -- has offered the disgraced former California governor star a five-year, $10 million contract to be its spokesman.

Ashley Madison CEO Noel Biderman has sent a copy of the contract to Schwarzenegger's agent, Richard Lovett.  The offer is for Schwarzenegger to be the official German language spokesman in his native Austria, as well as Germany and Switzerland.

Biderman explained to ABC News Radio, "Powerful men, particularly those in politics and the public eye, tend to take multiple risks on their way to the top, and so taking a risk within their personal life, since they feel they are made of Teflon, is a natural extension.  Simply put, the more successful you are, the more prone to cheating you are."

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Friday
May202011

Schwarzenegger Postpones Comeback; Another Woman Claims Affair

Lee Celano/WireImage(NEW YORK) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger is putting his acting career on the back burner in the wake of his revelation that he cheated on his wife Maria Shriver and fathered a child with his housekeeper.

A statement released by his office Thursday and obtained by ABC News Radio, reads:

"At the request of Arnold Schwarzenegger we asked Creative Artists Agency to inform all his motion picture projects currently underway or being negotiated to stop planning until further notice.  Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines.  This includes Cry Macho, The Terminator franchise and other projects under consideration. We will resume discussions when Governor Schwarzenegger decides."

Prior to the scandal, Schwarzenegger had been busy planning his acting comeback, including the aforementioned potential Terminator film and the drama Cry Macho.  He also had already announced a comic book/cartoon franchise titled The Governator.

Following his separation from Shriver, Schwarzenegger announced that he'd fathered a child with his housekeeper more than 10 years ago.  The revelation is reportedly what prompted Shriver to move out of their home.

And the trouble keeps on coming for Schwarzenegger.  RadarOnline.com now reports that another woman has hired prominent lawyer Gloria Allred after alleging that Schwarzenegger had an affair with her as well.

Gigi Goyette, aka Gigi Jeffers, claims Schwarzenegger slept with her in 1975, when she was 16 years old and an actress on the TV series Little House on the Prairie.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Thursday
May192011

Schwarzenegger’s Mistress Split from Husband Weeks After Giving Birth

Myspace(NEW YORK) -- The woman with whom Arnold Schwarzenegger secretly fathered a child more than a decade ago separated from her husband just a few weeks after the secret child was born back in 1997, reports People, and filed for divorce in 2008.

According to court documents obtained by the magazine, when Mildred Patricia Baena filed for the divorce, the papers indicated that her then-husband, Rogelio de Jesus Baena, was not the father of her child, even though the birth certificate stated that Rogelio was the dad.  The documents don't indicate why Mildred waited 11 years to file for divorce, but they do state that the reason was “irreconcilable differences.”

Known as Patty, Baena reportedly worked in Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's home as a housekeeper and assistant for more than 20 years.  Her son, who has not been identified, is believed to be about 14 years old.

According to The New York Times, there was a period 14 years ago when Baena was working, while pregnant, at the Schwarzeneggers' Brentwood, California mansion during the same time that Shriver was pregnant with Schwarzenegger's son, the youngest of their four children together.

Neither Mildred Baena nor her ex have made any public comments since ABC News confirmed her identity on Tuesday.

In related news, Schwarzenegger's estranged wife, Maria Shriver, has hired divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, according to People magazine.  Even so, a source says Shriver has not yet decided whether she'll pursue a divorce from her husband of 25 years.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
May182011

Woman Who Schwarzenegger Fathered a Child with Is Identified

Myspace(NEW YORK) -- The household staff member who former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with has been identified as Mildred Patricia Baena, ABC News has learned.

Known as Patty, Baena reportedly worked in Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's home as a housekeeper and assistant for more than 20 years.  Her son, who has not been identified, is believed to be about 14 years old. (View a copy of the birth certificate here.)

According to The New York Times, there was a period 14 years ago when Baena was working -- while pregnant -- at the couple's Brentwood, California mansion during the same time that Shriver was pregnant with Schwarzenegger's son -- the youngest of their four children together.

Meanwhile, the man responsible for this scandal has had nothing more to say since The Los Angeles Times reported the story early Tuesday morning.

As he left his office in Santa Monica, California on Tuesday, Schwarzenegger had no comment to the throng of waiting paparazzi.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
May182011

Schwarzenegger's Children React; Shriver Appears at Oprah's Farewell

Chris Weeks/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Two of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's children took to the Internet Tuesday afternoon with reaction to their dad's admission that he fathered a child with one of their household staff members -- and hid the secret for 10 years, shattering the couple's 25-year marriage.

"I love my family till death do us apart," Patrick Arnold Schwarzenegger, 17, tweeted.

He also quoted lyrics to a song by hip-hop group Fort Minor that read "some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit."

Big sister Katherine Eunice Schwarzenegger, 21, also tweeted, "This is definitely not easy but I appreciate your love and support as I begin to heal and move forward in life. I will always love my family!"

They are two of the four kids that Shriver and Schwarznegger have together.

Earlier, Shriver appealed for compassion and privacy in breaking her silence on her estranged husband's admission.

"This is a painful and heartbreaking time," Shriver said in a statement.  "As a mother, my concern is for the children.  I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I  will have no further comment."

On Tuesday night, Shriver was among the many celebrities who paid tribute to Oprah Winfrey during the taping of two shows leading up to her grand finale next week.  Winfrey responded by squeezing Shriver's hand tight, and the audience erupted in applause.

Shriver had apparently dined with Winfrey on Monday night, just before the news broke, according to People magazine.

The Los Angeles Times reported early Tuesday morning that the former California governor admitted to Shriver that he'd fathered a child with the woman, who had worked for the family for 20 years.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
May172011

Maria Shriver Speaks About Arnold Schwarzenegger Revelation

Lee Celano/WireImage(LOS ANGELES) -- Maria Shriver appealed for compassion and privacy in breaking her silence on Arnold Schwarzenegger's admission that he fathered a child with one of their household staff members and hid the secret for 10 years, shattering their 25-year marriage.

"This is a painful and heartbreaking time," Shriver said in a statement. "As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment."

The Los Angeles Times reported that the former California governor admitted to Shriver that he'd fathered a child with the woman, who had worked for the family for 20 years.

Schwarzenegger's admission to fathering a child with a household staff member resulted in his separation from wife Shriver, 55, according to a report in the Los Angeles Times early Tuesday.

"After leaving the governor's office, I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger, 63, said in a statement. "I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. 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."

Schwarzenegger was harboring the love-child secret when he ran for governor of California in 2003. Unaware of the affair, Shriver, part of the Kennedy political dynasty, gave a pivotal speech defending her husband against allegations that he groped a woman.

The woman with whom Schwarzenegger reportedly fathered the child worked for the family until January of this year, the Los Angeles Times reported.

The ex-staffer, who is not named in the Times story to protect her privacy, said she "left on good terms with them."

A source told the Times that Schwarzenegger continues to provide for the child financially.

The news comes as the couple publicly announced in a joint statement last week that they were separating after 25 years of marriage. Shriver and Schwarzenegger have four children together.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
May172011

Arnold Schwarzenegger Fathered Child with Household Staffer

Chelsea Lauren/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- The discovery of a child fathered by ex-California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger with a member of his household staff resulted in the separation from his wife Maria Shriver, according to a report in The Los Angeles Times early Tuesday morning.

"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said in a statement issued to the Times.  "I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family.  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."

Shriver has moved out of the couple's Brentwood, California home.

The news comes as the couple publicly announced in a joint statement last week that they were separating after 25 years of marriage.

Schwarzenegger asked for the media to "respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time," according to the statement to issued to the Times.  "While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not."

In last week's statement, the couple said they mutually came to the decision to separate while they live apart and "decide on the future of their relationship."

"This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us.  After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together," Shriver and Schwarzenegger said in the May 9 statement.

The Los Angeles Times reported the staffer involved had worked for the couple for 20 years before retiring last January.  The ex-staffer, who is not named in the Times story to protect her privacy, said she "left on good terms with them."

She told the Times that her "then-husband -- was the child's father."

A source told the Times that Schwarzenegger continues to provide for the child financially.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Wednesday
May112011

Arnold Schwarzenegger: Maria and I 'Love Each Other Very Much'

Gov [dot] CA [dot] gov(LOS ANGELES) -- One day after Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver announced they've separated after 25 years of marriage, the actor and former governor of California thanked friends for their support and said he and Maria “both love each other very much.”

Schwarzenegger made the comments Tuesday night while speaking at the 63rd Israel Independence Day Celebration in Los Angeles.

Schwarzenegger told the audience, “I want to take a moment and thank our many friends and family for the tremendous amount of support and love that you have given us in the last 24 hours.”

The former governor continued, saying, “I just spoke to Maria an hour ago before I came here.  We both were saying the same things -- we’re extremely blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people, by so many wonderful friends.”

Schwarzenegger told the audience, "We both love each other very much.  We're fortunate to have four extraordinary children.  And we're taking it one day at a time.”

Shriver reportedly moved out of the family home in Brentwood, California several weeks ago.

Copyright 2011 ABC News Radio

Tuesday
May102011

Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver Announce Separation

Chelsea Lauren/FilmMagic(LOS ANGELES) -- Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver announced they are "amicably separating" after 25 years of marriage.

In a joint statement released Monday night, the couple said they are living apart while "they decide on the future of their relationship."

"This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us.  After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together," the statement said.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver said they plan to continue to "parent their four children together."

"They are the light and the center of both of our lives," they said in the statement.

Both Schwarzenegger and Shriver said they consider this a private matter and plan to not release any further comment.

"We ask for compassion and respect from the media and the public," the statement said.

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