For Arnold Schwarzenegger, promoting his new autobiography, “Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” means finally opening up about his affair with his family’s housekeeper.
The tryst resulted in the birth of Schwarzenegger’s now teenage son and, eventually, the end of his 25-year marriage to Maria Shriver.
In an interview with “60 Minutes,” to air on Sunday at 7 p.m. ET/PT, journalist Lesley Stahl asks the former governor of California, “So you lied to [Shriver]?”
“You could say that,” Schwarzenegger responds.
“I think it was the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship,” he said. “It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids.”
In an excerpt from “Total Recall,” published by ABC, the actor shares the moment that Shriver learned of his infidelity.Shriver apparently made an appointment for the pair with a therapist after Schwarzenegger’s term as governor ended in 2011.
“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,’” the passage reads. “I told the therapist, ‘It's true.’”
Schwarzenegger’s autobiography will be available on October 1.
The interesting moment
Sorry maria...you had a hand in it also....pay attention to your man...unless you have an arranged marriage...this
was also your fault maria
He's been cheating on her for 23 of the 25 years.....maria shriver has no self esteem as a woman whatsoever....
He aint the 1st 2 publish a book about his misgivings...cast a stone only whn u are sure u unzip only 2 ur wife,husband,boyfriend or galfriend...lest u are caught wth ur pants down by joey greco of cheaters...so before u judge assess urself n mk sure ur pure..aint arnie's fan bt a reformist of the mind
It's obvious Arnold has delusions. After doing what he did he thinks his soon to be x-wife will just come back to him and forget about all his indigresions. He definitly has holes in his head. Dream on Arnold, it's never going to happen!
maria is moving on now also...she's rich, she's was a reporter for nbc for years..she's probably dating again.
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Arnold cheated on her pretty much the entire marriage...i am surprised maria's self-esteem as a woman was so low.
Arnold is taking the blame so this will go away...he's has 5 movies coming out...2 terminators..and 3 other movies.
its easer to take the blame and hope this saga will go away. Arnie will wins this battle only because nobody likes
SO... I just assumed that with all of that fooling around he was trying to show that he really did fit in with the Kennedy clan. :) and make her love him more.... worked for Jackie and a few others...
Arnold is a typical sociopath who is unable to feel any remorse. He may say he is remorseful and act like what he think remorseful should look like, but a sociopath is unable to really feel remorse.
Now he is trying to cash in yet again with a book that uses his transgressions as fodder for PR and to restart his "acting" career. Remember that this is all for his benefit, even if he says otherwise, true to the sociopath personality type.
Epic "FAIL" for Arnold as a husband and father.
2 words: no class.
Lesley Stahl asks the former governor of California, “So you lied to [Shriver]?”
If you are truly sorry for your actions, OWN THEM. Your answer to Lesley Stah;'s question should have been a resounding "YES".
Arnold's FILMS inflicted PAIN on ME!
What a narcacistic pig! Anything to sell his book. Doesn't matter that he's dragging Maria and the kids through all that crap again. Anything to sell his book!
You also inflicted hurt on the citizens of California. You lessened the sentence of a killer because he was the son of a political crony. You even said you did it as a favor for your friend. You are a disgrace as a father, husband, governor, and human being. Just go away quietly. Please. Now.
This is all about getting publicity for his book. Not one ounce of sincerity rings true for this man.
People just DO NOT buy his book!! Stop airing your dirty laundry – go to your kids and explain yourself, not to the general public! Pathetic!
He really showed just what a disgusting pig he is.
He is a sadist.
Who is your daddy and what does he do?
Boo Hoo. cry me a river. Any bimbo who is sleazy enough to marry a man who publicly admits to admiring Adolf Hitler deserves whatever the guy gives her.
Repeated studies have shown that there is a greater incidence of child molestation and incest among southern white evangelical christians than in any other group that participated in the study. Living in cramped quarters (such as trailer parks) is one of the main causes of perverted behavior among christians. Those requiring further proof need only to take a casual drive south of the Mason-Dixon Line. The abundance of toothless christian cretins you will see are a direct result of generations of inbreeding. Historians have theorized that the south lost the civil war due to the number of mentally challenged soldiers in the Confederate army, a direct result of this inbreeding.
Also, many of these christian misfits make their way north or west where they can be found working in gas stations and car washes. And yes, some do end up in Congress on the republican side of the aisle. And some end up in mainstream cinema, appearing in such classics as Deliverance and Smokey and The Bandit
To stereotype an entire group of people is ignorant and hateful. You need to let go of your anger and open your mind up a bit.
Ain't geting any, huh.
So why doesn't he keep all of his sordid behavior to himself? He needs to inflict more pain and embarrassment on everyone involved, his former wife, his children and the child he fathered? To what end? I never did like him. I think he is an extremely self centered person, always trying to prove himself. I could care less what he did and why. He needs to go away.
The guys hung like a cadillac....he's gotten quite a bit of extra credit
As George Burns said ( who by the way was married to Gracie Allen for almost 40 years) “Sincerity – if you can fake that, you've got it made.”
I totally disagree with you. There are some who inflict so much emotional damage that it's difficult to overcome. Time doesn't always heals all wounds – it may lessen them though. He sounds very narcasistic and if that is the case, he will never be able to have "real feeling" for anyone but himself.
It's bad enough he fathered a child with that housekeeper...and how fugly she is is an even bigger slap in the face. His d*ck must look like a cheese pizza with everything on it!
I like him as an actor but I would not want to be married to him!
Of course, not only should she forgive him for his lies and affairs throughout the marriage, she should stay married to him and prove to their children that a lying and cheating father can lie and cheat all he wants, but his wife should take him back or she will be seen as vindictive and unforgiving. A very good model for father and mother, excellent model for marriage.
After watching the 60 Minutes interview last night, both my wife and I questioned his sincerity during the entire segment. It appeared that his apologies were empty in tone; and the real premise for allowing the interview was to gain free publicity for his upcoming book release.
Arnold comes across, more than once, as selfish, self-centered, without any concern for the feelings of others as to how his actions affect them. Not communicating to his wife about his committment to run for Governor, and wanting to hide from her his pending open heart surgery, shows both a lack of respect, as well lack of concern for anyone's opinion, but his own.
He must have been a good student of acting, as whatever comes out of his mouth is a lie, whether it be the dialogue of the character he is portraying, or the character that he has created of himself, and for himself exclusively.
I know now why you cry...it is something i can never do.
In life we learn from our mistake,so now that a mistake has occur the next step is endurance and forgiveness I will want Anold and his will to reconciled and still live as ONE you are my best star actor.
The worst part about it is he ruined their lives over a woman tha looks like the "I clean now?" maid off Family Guy. I guess it's true that when the hankering comes on some people just gotta have it then, even if what they're cheating with looks like Jabba the Hut.
Is that really what you got out of this story? That the women is an unattractive maid? Good Lord.
I bet he laughs at night for fooling the people that voted for him as governor. I for one was not fooled and didn't vote for this liar, actor, and complete failure as a governor. To cheated on his wife and had a child with his maid is unforgivable. I for not will not waste a cent on his book of lies or ever go see his movies. Wish he would go back to his country.
If you have a a kitchen with a side by side refridgerator then you are a wh0re. You know it’s true you little s|ut
Has anyone ever seen a picture of this maid? OMG what a woofer.
Arnold you need to not worry about your weak hamstrings and delts. Get your life in order. Then and only then should you concentrate on isolation movements. Stiff leg deadlifts and cable laterals. Remember time under tension. Tell Maria you are sorry.
All of us are a short step away of doing something really stupid. Some of us fall. Some of us don't. All of us do things that are wrong and are wronged. Not condoning behavior A's behavior at all...
A man who had all... Everything.. I know understand that those who thrive to climb, and learn, keep climbing and earn.... Those who have all without learning, lose all and fall back back to square one ( unfortunate for those in advanced age who should know beter, and wind up in the same box as a twenty year old who has seen nothging))
We should not judge others....I feel sad for the family..especially all of the children involved.Arnold is a human being not a super hero.
I've read quite a few comments posted in response to this article. I came back to this comment because I totally agree. A lot of people were hurt by his actions and he knows it. But as human beings we're not perfect. Hope the family, in particular Maria and ALL of the children, continue to heal.
All men need some strange
I've always loved Arnold since The Terminator was the first movie my husband and I saw together, but I lost all respect for the man when he cheated on his wife.
Pls, whatsoever has happened has happen, so if there is understanding between them they should reconcile and continue with their lives because of their children. I love him so i dont want any hurt on his family. To era is human to forgive is divine.
You are more stupid than him
st jude remember him: hopeless causes
We have little knowledge of the life of this Apostle, who is known mainly as the author of the Epistle of St. Jude, the book immediately preceding the Apocalypse of St. John in the New Testament. At the outset of this Epistle Jude identifies himself as "the brother of James." This is taken to mean St. James the Less, bishop of Jerusalem, who is known for his authorship of the Epistle bearing his name. Jude, also known by the name of Thaddeus, and James the Less were sons of Cleophas and Mary, the latter, possibly, a cousin of the Blessed Virgin. We find a reference (Matthew xiii, 55) to Judge as one of the brethren of the Lord, but we are mindful of the fact that near relatives were often called brothers in ancient times.
The history of St. Jude after the Ascension continues to be obscure, and indeed is as uncertain as that of St. Simon, whom the Church calendar honors on the same day. There are traditions that Jude preached in Judaea, Samaria, and Mesopotamia; St. Paulinus, writing hundreds of years later, declared that Jude planted the faith in faraway Libya. According to one tradition, he died at Beirut; another tells us that he and St. Simon suffered martyrdom at Suanis, a city of Persia, where they had gone as missionaries. But if concrete facts as to the life and death of St. Jude are wanting, we may at least glean something from his Epistle as to the kind of man he was. This letter was probably written before the fall of Jerusalem, between the years 62 and 65. In it there is evidence that heresies had already arisen, for Jude denounces the evil life of heretics and warns of the judgment to come. He condemns the impious, the lustful, and those "who cultivate people for the sake of gain." He charges Christians to "build up yourself upon your most holy faith, praying in the Holy Spirit; keep yourselves in the law of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto life everlasting." The letter bears a close resemblance in tone and expression to the Second Epistle of St. Peter, and it seems likely that St. Peter was familiar with it
Although I find your comment interesting from a religious standpoint it has absolutely nothing to do with this article. Why do religious people always quote the bible to try to prove a point? Man, let other people be and respect their opinions too, because surely there is more than one person here who doesn't want to read religious junk while reading about Schwarzenegger.
Excuse me while I defecate...
nothing wrong with that as long as both keep their mouth shut...
because he could not take maria ....end of story
how do women get in bed with men who dont' want them...i don't know i must be old fashioned...not me.....
is an embarassment to the entire country and herself. unplug
your a little hacker
short an fat
you dont' have handle
you don't have spout
When I get all steamed up
Hear me shout:Tip you over
and drop you out......
There's a dirty ho flirting with me?
How the f could ahnuld get a chihuaua pregnant let alone some yacho his nads be da size of chick peas from all the fn steroids back in the day. what a marroon you are finito govenator next
is taking the blame and saying good bye that is all thats happening.
we work it by affection and most of all communcation. i'm not going to boss my man around so he looks stupid..
who doesn't want me anymore....its amazing what these women put themselves through.....i agree with other blogger
tom hanks and rita wilson...great hollywood marriage..i hope they remain together forever...
is a great guy.
maria schriver had blinds on–take a hint for the love of God
i support all his movies and i think he's a nice guy - he has another girfriend anyway.
i support all his movies and i think he's a nice guy who was stuck.
things happen thats the way goes–that's life
Mr Arnold, in my opinion u are a self centered ,pretender nd lier.
it took maria schriver 25 years to figure out arnie was cheating on her?
maria schriver is delusional
through out the marriages...take a hint maria–
in whatever he does.....cheater or not
Was Arnold just taking orders laying up with that women? Don't for get he wares a nazi belt buckle.
Mr.Former Governor Arnold ,in my opinion : You are still a good man ,Dad and Leader
am supprised,i thought u were the coolest dude that always stayed out of trouble.......cheating with your housekeeper right in presence of your wife.....sounds fun
Now THAT'S entertainment!!
Love is not recognized? it cannot be denied.
I like Barney.
BRAVO ALNOLD! Keep on terminating anything around u. mike
he has no choice
deserves to be cheated on...
they still have guys that want them around...would we tell a blogger - please...how does one live this way.
maria schriver is nothing but a push woman who drove him to it-he's taking the hit because he has 5 movies coming out
but in the end..she drove him nuts..end of story..
i would not even be blogging...you desperate people are really crazy....you people are so laughed at every day its
amazing how your delusions run with you...
if i was sleeping around on my wife..would i talk to my mistress on cnn...what a waste of a blog.
if you were my wife..i'd dump you for checking me out
5 trillion other ways to get to a man...why cnn? i find these women so sad and pathetic that use cnn.
and what mistress would be talking on cnn–
glad he's outta there...who wants the kennedys for in laws.
Hey, it wasn't a shot gun wedding. No one held a gun to his head.
Obviously the mistress is not very smart. What kind of woman works for a celebrity gets herself pregnant by a same said celebrity and then continues to work for him scrubbing his and his wifes floors and washing their underwear, making the bed where he slept with her every night. Ha! If she was really smart after she had the baby she would have retired!!
and arnie should pack it in...the picture above looks awful...we saw him heading into the today show recently he looks
cnn is not a crutch for anyone.....i or anyone elses for that matter can speak to whoever we want at 9,000 other sites
we do not have use cnn to speak to our blog friends.
I drank too much and watch honey boo boo.
I wouldn't waste a dime on "Total Recall". Arnold is a waste of my time.
a blogger on here that would stoop to this level. Loves to flirt. Michigan river rat ho.
She flirts with men that's already spoken for.
And his name is sokman and big shiz
I don't understand. Are you being sly?
I don't think anybody "Deserves" to be cheated on. "Forsakeing all others" is a vow I'm sure a lot of men & women take. The ones who don't keep their promise to their dear loved one then lie for 25 years with the lovechild, mistress and the affair going on right under her nose for years, in her home? Come on who deserves that!?
We won't argue about looks. They are all ugly and age is beating them up bad. "icky".
They did have marital problems. He was cheating on her ~ 25 years! A very long time!
It's not cool to get cheated on no matter what! It rips at the self-esteem no matter if your ugly inside or out, rich or poor, smart or dumb, biotch or azz. How could someone do that to the person they made a promise to Love, Honor and Cherish all the rest of their lives?!
I won't buy or probably read his book, but I did enjoy alot of his movies that he made while he cheated on his wife of 25 years that he blead his troth to! But that's Hollywood!
That's what I think.
she took it for 25 years so therefore she deserves it....
Ok, stuff like that happens. Now back to the important stuff, how about another real Terminator movie?
Both Alnold & Mary should be blamed. And for d maid, she's now famous for immoral act. Well, enjoy while it lasts. Mike
Hi mom, happy birthday!
What a looser... Don't buy his book...
Republican family values
tom hank and rita wilson...great hollywood marriage
should not have to take the complete hit for this marriage failing.
charlie does not care...
charles cohn is very upset about his behavior.
We are all disappointed with his behavior.
i have to learn to be more alert to the man.
who deserved it and who did not....the question is why ..... there a problem thats why
No one deserves to be cheated on and the other person doesn't cause you to go cheat. He had a choice and made a wrong one w/double consquences.
are not the people i know, they are tom hanks and rita wilson, they are not sylvester stallone and jennifer stallone, they are not my family–they need to separate, they tried to work it out 4000 times....how many times does one have to work on a relationship to make it work ... God Almighty
this is a broken down marriage...these are not the people i know ...who work at it....it broke down and something went wrong.
it takes 2 too tango...
did she deserve at time or was there a true reason.
2 term Gov. Of California . Wow!! And he aint even an American no wonder so many Smart people left that state
as a controlling tool or for the right reasons....my married friends allllll sayd arnie and maria...ain't happening...
arnie's marriage was not so great from the jump...did maria not get it? where was she through all of it.
there is more to it
B.S., he's one of the biggest losers, only other loser worse than him would be Hannity.
we do not condone cheating-it just happens...you have to look at the big picture and not live in bubble.
has a controlling family..who the f-ck wants that in their lives.
i support arnie...she must have drove him to it.
"I think it was the stupidist thing I've done in the whole relationship"... Is there even a close 2nd stupidist (is that really a word?) thing to having an affair & fathering a child with the maid, & hiding it a dozen years while still having the maid & child remain that close to the family? Maybe trying to change the law so he could run for President I guess. Stupid Terminator. Thats why you never got John Conner, cuz you're Stupid. Y'all actually voted for this guy? Stay Classy California
will not mend it its too damaged.
i don't care what you think...my relationship is based on the man being ok... done.
there is a reason this happened.
He really is an idiot.
If I had a dime for every useless article that CNN uses to waste space on the worlds bandwidth, I'd be a billionaire!
Then why do you bother reading CNN?
Drivel as news. CNN is missing the target on what equates to news versus junk that belongs in the Star at the checkout counter.
Stupid is as stupid does.... I'm sure this isn't the stupidest thing he's ever done. I'm sure there's many, many more
"stupid" things he's done.
marriage is sacred instution before God and should remain & be kept so.let all party (s) redefine themselves befor God for more committed future
1. Agree with others. Who cares, Arnold
2. You inflicted pain? No sh%t, Sherlock!
3. You also inflict pain on my ears when you talk
do not technically "care" if they are caught or not. thats why i have to do my part as a girlfriend to make sure he's ok
alot of times its the woman's or man's family that's the problem which causes the woman or man to move on.
arnie doesn't strike me as the type who cares he got caught...
He feels bad for the simple reason is that he got caught. Nice acting job though.
he has an annoying wife and annoying in-laws...arnie has his story i'm sure...and its about 5 miles long.
How sad that it should end this way. Men never learn that infidelity will eventually be discovered.
Such iz life big broda
There is alwys 2 sides 2 a story.Inasmuch as we blame Anold fo his infidelity we shud listen to his own side of d story.
Agreed. Even Hitler and Pol Pot and Stalin have their sides of the story. Bad people must have driven them to kill others.
maria strikes me as an annoying wife...he is strong but a man can't take too much of that garbage from a woman that long.
Agreed. A wife must please a man, do whatever and whenever he wants her to do it. If a man lies and cheats, it must be because of the woman. No man cheats when a woman is subservient to him and obeys him in every way.
husband can't take it, scorned wife or the other way around. these stories have been happening for centuries.
had big t-ts ..he could not resist..sh-t happens...sorry to be bold but its true. this is not a regular marriage like others have.
he's doing guest appearances...there not mean't to be together. arnie is arnie
FACT: MARIA THERAPIST ASKED HER HUSBAND.....THERE WAS NO TRUST SHE SHOULD HAVE ASKED.....
He also inflicts pain on muh buh toll.
He is always trying to make money off of his horrible selfish Adultery! We should all Boycott this book! What a
A kennedy/shriver and an actor–need I say more?
I am not buying the book !
It's between them leave it to them.
he looks like a persian cat that's been shaved....
The maid had huge knockers. And Arnold went mountain climbing while Maria was out of town. He loved them mountains.
Nuttin like dem mowntens!!!
It caused her pain? Imagine how much pain she would have felt if she had known about EVERY woman that he had ever been with. People are only sorry when they get caught. That's why I have to make extra sure that I never get caught in the same way. LOL. Keep those Trojans ready!!
What happened to his head? He is pulling a Randy Travis look.
Uhmm ... he's in his 60's and unable to cope with his hair loss.
His head just seem long, and his hair at the top looks like that of a rooster.
stay away from maria she's a nutjob.
Arnold is cool, just make more action movie
divorce is a serious matter and the fact your spouse doesn't want to hang around you is a problem.
Another hollywood marriage down the tubes – so what?!? Who careas?!?! Just more fodder for the tabloids. I think his kids will have 100 million reasons to get over their pain – his money!! Rich people and their problems...
i want him committed..thats the important part.
i'd rather the committment.
she maybe a f–king beetch...so he's gotta run away from her..if that's the case i don't blame him.
lord who cares i have a date shortly.
though i have recently been offered to take the plunge...i'm not sure at this point i would do it.
i see some wonderful marriages and then i see this crap.
they can't see me anymore at other websites...my names are different there–
no reason to tell me anything about the blogging tricks. we know.
maybe she deserved to be cheated on...the man always gets blamed but we do not know what the woman did.
there are always 2 sides..i'm sure he has a list that goes about 2 miles long....you know what i mean.
“My wife and I were happy for twenty years. Then we met.”
~ Rodney Dangerfield
Classic. Now that was a guy with some real style. I love Arnie, but Rodney had some real class.
is a marriage expert. ...he was divorced....please
and always will be.
i know we have 2-4 people under one name..
maria will be friends with arnie because of the kids..but she won't take him back
reporters have asked why didn't maria get arnie..maria responded ..she just can't do it. the kennedys pushed and pushed her to get him but she just could do it. she said it was the first time she didn't have the guts.
“American women expect to find in their husbands a perfection that English women only hope to find in their butlers.”
~ W. Somerset Maugham
Oh please!! In this day and age, I think it is obvious that not ENOUGH is expected of men. Heck, if they can stay loyal to the same FOOTBALL team for thirty years, then they can stay loyal to the same woman.
i'm was never a demanding girlfriend - i only asked for the communcation. I tap in to see if he's ok...but i get wrapped up in what i'm doing and i don't pay attention sometimes. i need the guy to tap me on the shoulder and say helllooooo!!!! lol
this marriage is to far gone. maria's not going to take him back. strong woman
arnold, you've got all it takes to be perfect but you made a blunder on this one.
if one is cheating there is a problem.
#1. He's a piece of crap for having an affair in the first place #2. Maria and their children will have to live with this pain for the rest of tbeir lives because of his repeated selfish acts. #3 The Terminator terminated the trust forever between him and the children.
As Sasha Guitry used to say, "Being in a marriage is like being in a restaurant : you're hardly served before you start looking at the plate on the next table."
and i thought america had free speech.......NOT ON THIS SITE!
i speak my mind about a republican slimebucket and my post never gets online.......how sad you are cnn????
the man is slime...you DON'T cheat on your wife
reporters have asked why didn't maria get arnie..maria responded ..she just can't do it. the kennedys pushed and pushed her to get him but she just could do it. she said it was the first time she didn't have the guts.
Who wants to read more lies perverted. This can't be just first time around we all knew from news stories he was gropping women for a long time. Maria played dumb and innocent all along for the glory seeking days as wife of Governorator.
His acting and term as KAL- E – FORNIA governor inflicted pain on all of us...
she's not going to take him back–she's done.
Who wants to read his autobiography anyway
anorld i wish u were aware of the stuation,and take you responsiblty
Housekeeper wasnt all that cute either
You think he's a hunk. Think Maria Shriver is a babe? The maid looked normal. They don't.
Another S--H- bites the dust. See Ya Gov,
I liked kindergarten cop
Check me out on twitter. tom quca
Another bad boy
Hey arnold check out this instead http://www.todayssportsoutlook.com
I wish he'd give me a baby!
These things happen. Make sure you take care of your responsibility.
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