Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child confession: Maria Shriver leaves amidst paternity scandal
Unfortunately, it's not quite so simple. On Tuesday, the LA Times reports that Shriver left Schwarzenegger after he admitted to fathering a child with a member of their household staff. Schwarzenegger tells the Times that the child was born "over a decade ago."
Schwarzenegger came clean to Shriver about the love child after leaving the Governor's office. The mother of the child retired in January after working for the Schwarzeneggers for 20 years.
In a statement, the former Governor says: "After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. 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. I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not."