Schwarzenegger has a Love Child

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria ShriverRecently separated Arnold Schwarzenegger has surprised the public again by admitting that he had a child out of wedlock while he was married to Maria Shriver.

In a statement obtained by CNN, the former California governor said he is taking “full responsibility” for whatever effects this revelation would bring. “After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger said. “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.”

According to a Los Angeles Times article, the mother of the child was a household staff at the Schwarzenegger home who has recently retired “on good terms.” Schwarzenegger’s revelation came less than two weeks since he and Shriver announced their split on May 9. In their joint statement, the former California first couple did not disclose the reason for the surprise separation, saying only that they made the decision “after a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer.”