Movie megastar and former US governor Arnold Schwarzenegger said on Tuesday his wife Maria Shriver separated from him after he admitted to fathering a child with a member of the household staff.
“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger, 63, said in the statement to the Los Angeles 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."The Times did not give the name of the woman or her child, but said she retired in January after working for the couple for 20 years and left on good terms.
It said the 55-year-old Shriver, a daughter of the storied Kennedy clan, moved out of the couple’s Brentwood mansion earlier this year after Schwarzenegger admitted paternity.