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Arnold Schwarzenegger Fathered Love Child

Are You Surprised That Arnold Schwarzenegger Has a Love Child?

There are new updates to the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver split: Arnold fathered a child 10 years ago with a member of the household staff who worked with the family for 20 years before retiring in January. Maria left after he fessed up about the child earlier this year.

This isn't the first time the former governator has been in the hot seat for sexual misbehavior; in the past he's been accused of inappropriate touching and an affair with an actress. Couple his past with other politicians who've faced similar scandals (cough, cough, John Edwards), and is this news surprising or expected?

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amandachalynn amandachalynn 6 years
Arnold certainly has claimed to be Mr. Family Values. Time and time again. It doesn't surprise me at all, because of all the rumors through the years. It is disappointing and sad, though. The quote that Stephy gave is just one of many. It's also not surprising to me because as most Californians know, he has a strong tendency to blatantly ignore things that mean 'so much' to him, such as education and a stable budget.
IMeanWhat IMeanWhat 6 years
You know, between Arnold Schwarzenegger and this French slob, Dominique Strauss-Kahn, I am not sure who deserves the Gross Baboon of the Year Award. Read more @imeanwhat:
Bettye-Wayne Bettye-Wayne 6 years
I guess I'm in the middle. To cheat on your wife with a staff member, have a child with her, and then keep it all a secret for 10 years show a serious lack of moral reasoning- and I do think voters have a right to know about it. You have to wonder how well he's able to look out after the voters' welfare when he would meticulously fuck over his own wife. Though I'm 100% against the media circus this issue is already developing in to. I think people should take their facts to the voting booth with them and let democracy run its course. If he's proved himself dependable politically (and he's not too busy with T-5) then voters will most likely keep him in office. Though were there really already 4 Terminators? Can only remember 3...
Annie-Tomlin Annie-Tomlin 6 years
Spacekatgal, tell me about it. The ipad makes me look like I'm drunk all the time. This news isn't shocking at all, but sigh, poor Maria Shriver. Having someone work for your family for decades, then finding out that she had a child by your husband, cannot be easy. I feel bad for her because she gave up her media career to support his gubernatorial run.
bryseana bryseana 6 years
It's a bad situation for his family. I like Arnold. What goes on in his personal life is his business. It's for him and his family to work through. Good luck to them
stephley stephley 6 years
So if a politician harasses women privately, ignore it? While we don’t need to get involved with Arnold & Maria personally, voters need to consider what we actually believe is unacceptable behavior from our elected officials, especially since so many do feel that it is their duty to codify moral behavior for the rest of us. Either we have standards of some kind or we don’t – we need to know.
bluesarahlou bluesarahlou 6 years
Frankly, I'm not surprised at all. He repulses me.
stephley stephley 6 years
Yeah Annie – having the woman work in his home with his wife and children, knowing that at her home she’s raising his secret child is mind-bogglingly insulting to all concerned. I found this, concerning his 'family values' stance: “That's mighty nice of him -- a sense of duty reflected over 10 years ago, when his child was likely an infant, and the then-action star discussed what he referred to as "the parenting problem" with Salon. "The parents are the single most important influence on a child, followed by education and the peer group," he told Christina Valhouli. "The number of single parents in the U.S. has quadrupled since the '60s, and there has also been an increase in violence and school shootings. All that stuff has increased largely because of a lack of parenting, and many households only have one biological parent -- so many of them are fatherless. It really creates a big problem." Fortunately for the young Schwarzenegger offspring, it appears the kid had the kind of stable nuclear family the Republican leader condones: a father figure, a biological father who secretly sent them money, and a mother who worked for the guy. You can see why, shortly before his move into politics, he was able to state with confidence, "To me, family has always been the basic foundation of everything ... Single parenting is a danger and that's what we have to avoid." See, it's OK, because Arnold and the staffer who had his child were married. He never specified it had to be to each other. And that's your family values, Schwarzenegger-style.”
stephley stephley 6 years
Actually, the voters of California have an interest in this. Before his election as governor, Schwarznegger insisted that sexual harassment claims against him were false, and called the claims "trash politics." After he was elected, he piously announced he had taken classes in sexual harassment so that he’d know what constituted crossing the line. Had he acknowledged this child & affair during the campaign, he probably would have lost the special election for governor. Schwarznegger vetoed two same-sex marriage bills before deciding to support the cause – keeping it legal for men to marry and cheat on women, but denying same sex couples the same right to denigrate the institution.
Annie-Gabillet Annie-Gabillet 6 years
I'm shocked that he kept this a secret from her, while this woman continued to work for them for 10 years.
stephley stephley 6 years
Too bad you didn’t have a yes and no option. I am amazed that any woman would go to bed with this guy – he’s pretty scary looking. I’m not surprised to find out that he’s every bit the skunk that many women have always said he was.
jazzytummy jazzytummy 6 years
Not at all. HIs ego and sense of entitlement know no bounds.
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