Bet’cha didn’t see this coming….Goss Gawkers reportedly have former California First Lady Maria Shriver to thank for dropping dime on her estranged husband’s dalliances. Shriver was so livid when she learned that ex-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger knocked up the couple’s Plain Jane housekeeper with a son that was born mere days before the youngest of their four kids that she leaked news of her husband’s infidelity to the media.
Shriver’s friends had to persuade the “hysterical” former NBC News correspondent not to hold a news conference when she found out in late April or early May that the True Lies star, 63, fathered a 13-year-old son with the family’s housekeeper, Mildred Baena.
Contrary to some reports, The New York Post now claims that Arnold didn’t actually know he was the boy’s father until five weeks ago. That’s when Shriver, who long ago noticed the resemblance between the boy in question and her own sons, confronted Patty, her employee of 20 years. confirmed that child was Arnie’s and resigned, at which point Maria told her husband.
Arnold was such a known ladies’ man, that actress Jane Seymour recently revealed during a CNN interview that Schwarzenegger likely fathered more children with other woman.
“I heard about two more (out-of-wedlock kids) somebody else knows about,” said Seymour.
Jane later backed off that bombshell, but it was explosive enough to inspire Maria to hire a private investigator.
“Maria is leaving no stone unturned and she has authorized a private detective to gather personal and business information about Arnold,” an insider said. “The investigator will likely look into the claims that he fathered multiple children, outside their marriage. Maria has heard the rumors and she wants to find out one way or another, if those claims are true.”
Maria has expressed to her friends she has wanted a divorce for the last two years and is now ready to go through with it, friends say. Shriver and Schwarzenegger’s joint worth has been assessed at between $200 million and $400 million, meaning their divorce could be one of the costliest celebrity splits ever. The pair is believed to have a pre-nuptial agreement, but after 25 years of marriage and Schwarzenegger’s infidelity, it may not stand. Meanwhile, Arnie is angry that his betrayed wife confided in her friends about the scandal.
Michael Saltz, Patty’s newly acquired attorney, says the retired maid is refusing to talk to anyone about the scandal, regardless of how much they’re willing to pay her.