Arnold Schwarzenegger’s baby mama Mildred Baena is finally putting forward her side of the story, over a month after it was revealed that the former actor and California governor fathered a child with her while she was the family housekeeper.
According to Baena, their son, Joseph, now 13-years-old, found out from his grandmother when he was just 12 that Arnold Schwarzenegger is his father, to which he responded, “Cool!”
Baena claims she only had sex with Schwarzenegger “a few times.”
“At the time, I thought I loved him,” Baena said. “I admired him and had such great respect for him.”
Baena confessed that there were early rumors that her son was related to Arnold.
“People in the house started whispering about how much they looked like each other,” Baena said. “I knew Arnold was the father, and maybe as Joseph got older and began to look like him, he [Arnold] wondered. But he never said anything to me.”
But as reported earlier, Schwarzenegger’s wife Maria Shriver had her suspicions about the illegitimate child and confronted Baena.
“She would say things like, ‘I’m here if you need to talk.’ I sensed something was up. I have so much love and respect for Maria. Finally, she asked point blank. She was so strong. She cried with me and told me to get off my knees. We held each other and I told her it wasn’t Arnie’s fault it takes two.”
Baena, 50, said Schwarzenegger told her he was splitting with Shriver before they went public with the news. He warned her reporters might be calling. And although the very public scandal caused Baena to pull her son out of school and go into hiding, she does not have any bad feelings about the Hollywood star and his family.
“He’s a good man and I know he’s suffering too. He loves Maria. I hope with time they work things out,” she said.