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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.

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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.

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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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