Despite Arnold Schwarzenegger’s declarations at their star-studded ceremony to always love Maria Shriver, the actor had a child with Maria Shriver, his family housekeeper.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, an Austrian actor and businessman, is often regarded by many as a man with class, talent, elegance. He has managed a remarkable feat of keeping netizens talking through his entire career, whether it be about his professional life or his personal life.
After his divorce from Maria Shriver, a journalist, he was in the news. The ex-couple had four children together during their union. Let’s take a closer look at the circumstances surrounding Shriver & Arnold’s marriage.
Shriver and Arnold first met each other at a charity tennis tournament in 1977. The former Mr. Universe champion was already present at the time of their meeting and was a successful actor.
Shriver was a television journalist, while Brokaw was a photographer. They met at the event but had never spoken until Tom Brokaw, a renowned journalist introduced them. The duo fell in love shortly after their introduction.
INSIDE THEIR RELATIONSHIP
The former governor of California and his ex-wife dated nine years before finally getting married in 1986. The amazing wedding ceremony took place at St. Francis Xavier Church, Hyannis, Massachusetts, USA.
Around 500 people attended, with Caroline Kennedy (the daughter of the former president, John F. Kennedy) serving as maid of honor and Franco Columbu, former Mr. Universe standing as best man.
After exchanging vows, the couple proceeded to the star-studded Hyannisport reception at Kennedy compound.
SHRIVER AND ARNOLD’S CHILDREN
Shortly after their marriage, the couple decided to expand their family. Shriver and Arnold had their first child in December 1989. She is an author, with three books to her credit.
Katherine is also a graduate of The University of Southern California, and an ambassador for The American Society For The Prevention of Cruelty to Animals. In June 2019, the author walked down with Chris Pratt, her husband. They have a child.
Christina is Shriver & Arnold’s second daughter and child. She was born in July 1991, two years after the arrival of Katherine. She is currently a Georgetown University graduate and, like her parents, has an interest in the film industry.
In 2018, she produced the Netflix documentary “Take Your Pills”She is pictured here with her mother. Christiana also works as the assistant editor for Goop — a lifestyle brand founded by Gwyneth Paltrow.
The “Terminator”Patrick, an actor and journalist, was their third child. Patrick has proven over the years that the apple does not fall far from its tree because he has inherited his father’s love of acting.
He has appeared in films like “Scouts Guide To The Zombie Apocalypse,” “Midnight Sun”And “Grown Ups 2.”Patrick is not only a star in movies, but he is also a model. He is also the CEO of a clothing brand.
Christopher is the last Shriver and Arnold child. He was born September 1997. He prefers to live his own life away from the spotlight, unlike his siblings. He graduated from Michigan University last year.
Arnold made a shocking revelation in therapy with his former wife, one day after he had left the California Governor’s Office in 2011. The politician revealed that he had once been in an affair with Mildred Baena, their housekeeper.
His memoir explains more details about the affair. Arnold revealed that he had slept with Mildred at his Pacific Palisades home in 1996. Shriver was on vacation at an unknown place with their children at the time.
Mildred became pregnant shortly after the affair. This was at the same moment that Shriver was having her last child. The women bonded during that period, and in 1997, Mildred’s son, Joseph Baena, was born, just two months after Christopher was born.
Years passed, and Shriver began to spot the uncanny resemblance between Joseph and her husband, which led to the confrontation during the 2011 therapy session. After his revelation, their marriage never remained the same.
SHRIVER AND ARNOLD’S DIVORCE
Arnold admitted to cheating upon Shriver in February 2008. Shriver filed for divorce citing irreconcilable difference. Shriver and Arnold were married for 25 years when Shriver filed for divorce.
The journalist and her ex released a statement to address the situation. In the statement, the couple noted that they would live apart while they tried to work out the future of their relationship.
They said that they would continue to co-parent their children because they were the center and light of their lives. Arnold was still remorseful for his infidelity and spoke out about it six years later.
Arnold said he was still working on putting the mistake behind him. He also explained that he would change events if he could but that he wouldn’t beat himself up about it.
He was determined to continue his journey and be a great father for his five children. To date, Shriver and Arnold remain legally married. They are close to settling the divorce after ten years.
ARNOLD’S COMMUNITY WITH JOSEPH
Despite the differences in their relationship, they still have a close connection despite the circumstances. Arnold paid for Joseph’s college education and attended his graduation at Pepperdine in 2019.
Joseph might have a good relationship his father, but it is possible that Joseph does not have the same relationship with his step-siblings. One source revealed that the young man does not have any connection to Christina or Katherine.
Joseph and his mother still wish them well, despite their unusual relationship. The mother and son said a big congratulations to Katherine after pictures from her wedding day were shared.