Schwarzenegger reveals he had child with staffer
Published : May 17, 2011 - 17:38
Updated : May 17, 2011 - 19:20

 Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after the former governor revealed he had fathered a child with a member of their household staff, The Los Angeles Times reported Tuesday.

The couple announced in a joint statement May 9 that they had separated after 25 years of marriage. The Times reported Tuesday that Shriver moved out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier this year after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the child is his.

"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said in a statement issued to the newspaper. "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," the statement concluded. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger speaks at the Israel 63rd Independence Day Celebration hosted by the Consulate General of Israel in Los Angeles, Tuesday, May 10, 2011. Schwarzenegger was honored at the event. (AP)

"While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not."

A spokesman for Schwarzenegger did not immediately return a phone call and e-mail from The Associated Press early Tuesday. A spokesman for the former first lady told the Times she had no comment.

The Times did not publish the former staffer's name nor that of her child but said the staff member worked for the family for 20 years and retired in January.

In an interview Monday before Schwarzenegger issued his statement, the former staffer said another man — her husband at the time — was the child's father. She said she voluntarily left her position with the couple "on good terms."

When the Times later informed the woman of the governor's statement, she declined to comment further.



터미네이터 슈워제네거 부부 파경 이유, 결국 여자문제.. 혼외자녀도 있어


터미네이터 아놀드 슈워제네거 (63)가 가정부와 사이에서 혼외자녀가 있다고 공식적으로 인정했다

로스엔젤리스 타임즈 보도에 따르면 슈워제네거가 주지사 직을 그만둔 후에 부인인 마리아 슈라이버 (55) 에게 10년전 가정부와의 부적절한 관계를 통해 낳은 자식이 있다는것을 고백했고

그 고백이 그들의 25년간의 결혼생활을 종지부를 찍게 했다고 이 신문은 전했다.

지난 5월 9일에 이 부부는 25년의 결혼생활을 접고 별거에 들어간다고 공식 발표했으나 이유에 대해서는 구체적으로 설명하지 않았으나

슈워제네거가 혼외자녀존재를 공식적으로 인정함으로서 케네디 가문 출신 부인 슈라이버 별거에 들어간 이유는 소문대로 여자 문제 때문인 것으로 드러났다.

이 신문은 슈워제네거와 부적절한 관계를 맺었던 가정부의 이름과 그녀가 캘리포니아 주지사와 사이에 낳은 아이의 이름을 밝히지 않았지만

그녀가 슈워제네거 가족을 위해 20여년동안 일했으며 올해 1월에 퇴직했다고 보도했다.