Maria Shriver may enjoy her current role as aggrieved spouse, but the New York Post is reporting that the media-savvy, soon-to-be-ex wife of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is the one who broke the story about his love child in the first place. Shriver, morever, has since engaged the services of a private investigator to determine whether the Governator fathered additional children out of wedlock.
The Post reports that Shriver was “hysterical” when she discovered in late April that Schwarzenegger had fathered a son with the family’s housekeeper. Friends urged her to not to go public with the revelation, which she agreed to do until after the couple announced the end of their 25-year marriage.
New claims that Schwarzenegger fathered more illegitimate children has firmed Shriver’s resolve to make Arnold pay for his indiscretions. The claims, which may amount to little more than gossip, began with an interview this past weekend with actress Jane Seymour, who told CNN:
I heard about two more [children] somebody else knows about. I even met someone who knows him well.
On Monday Seymour walked back her comments, telling The Wrap that she had been referring to speculation she heard on The Joy Behar Show. The damage, however, was done. Shriver, 55, hired a private detective to delve into whether the ex-governor was had been guilty of other infidelities during their marriage and to look into the possibility that he had sheltered income or savings.
The Post quotes an unnamed source as saying:
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.
The investigator will also examine the money trail from Schwarzenegger to Mildred Baena, 50, the woman whom he impregnated.
Shriver and Schwarzenegger’s joint worth has been assessed at between $200 million and $400 million. The divorce could be one of the costliest in the annals of Hollywood separations.
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