Schwarzenegger reveals he had child with staffer
POSTED: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 8:12am
UPDATED: Tuesday, May 17, 2011 - 9:31am
LOS ANGELES (AP) —
The Los Angeles Times is reporting that former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after Schwarzenegger revealed he had fathered a
child with a member of their household staff.
The newspaper says the child was born more than a decade ago.
Schwarzenegger issued a statement Monday explaining that he told Shriver about the child after he left the governor's office earlier this year.
A spokesman for Schwarzenegger did not immediately return a phone call and e-mail from The Associated Press early Tuesday. But in the statement to the Times, Schwarzenegger says, "There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused."
The couple announced in a joint statement May 9 that they had separated after 25 years of marriage.