EXCLUSIVE: Arnold Schwarzenegger has NO relationship with his ‘one-night stand’ mistress Mildred Baena and ‘doesn’t talk to her at all’ – but ‘has no ill will toward her’ and ‘respects her as the mother of his son’
Arnold Schwarzenegger is not related to former housewife Mildred Baena with whom he fathered a son – but he ‘respects her as the mother of his child’, according to insiders.
The Hollywood actor, 76, fathered a child with Mildred in October 1997 while he was married to Maria Shriver – with Joseph born just days after his wife gave birth to their fourth child, Christopher.
The Terminator star has always provided financially for Joseph, who recently turned 26, and is ‘still there’ for his youngest child, according to an insider, who claimed the actor’s ‘day-to-day life doesn’t does not include Mildred at all’ .
“Arnold and Mildred don’t hang out, they don’t talk very often, or at all, but he makes sure she’s okay and finds out how she’s going through Joseph, and it all gets done,” a. the source told DailyMail.com exclusively.
“He likes that Joseph has a great relationship with him, and although this relationship ended his marriage to Maria, he respects her as the mother of his child. He is still there for Joseph, for any advice he may need. But his everyday life doesn’t include Mildred at all.’
Arnold Schwarzenegger had a one-night stand with his then-maid, Mildred Baena, while he was married to Maria Shriver.
Mildred, now 62, gave birth to her son, Joseph, in October 1997, just days after Maria gave birth to Christopher – her fourth child with Arnold.
Arnold is pictured with his youngest child, Joseph, who turned 26 earlier this month
The insider continued: “It was a one-night stand that ensured a lifelong relationship and Arnold is – and has taken – responsibility for that, but he doesn’t talk to her, he’s moved on from that moment.”
“Although the situation was not ideal and caused many problems, he loves his son. Arnold will not fight fate, it is what it is. Although he doesn’t have any sort of relationship with Mildred, he bears no ill will toward her at all,” the source added.
Meanwhile, Arnold praised his ex-wife, Maria, for being a ‘fantastic’ mother to their four children during an appearance on Monday’s episode of The View.
The father of five joined Whoopi Goldberg and the rest of the live panel in the studio to promote his upcoming book, Be Useful: Seven Tools For Life, and talked about life as a grandfather and disciplining his children as they were growing up. up.
Arnold’s daughter Katherine has three-year-old Lyla and one-year-old Eloise with her actor husband Chris Pratt.
Asked how strict he is with the two girls, Arnold replied: ‘Well, that’s a good question because the bottom line is that now I don’t have to be so strict!
“I can play with them. They play with the animals, and I let them ride the donkey and the pony, and I let them play with the horses and the pigs, and they feed the dogs and all that stuff, and they love me because they have cookies and they feed the cookies to the animals .’
“Then the discipline things should be done by my daughter and my son-in-law. Let Chris Pratt and Katherine have a headache to discipline them!’ he joked, referring to his 33-year-old daughter and her husband.
Arnold was pictured in 2005 with his then-wife, Maria Shriver, and their four children: Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.
The Aussie star said his ex Maria was a ‘fantastic mother’ to their four children and ‘still is’
Arnold described his daughter Katherine and her husband, Chris Pratt, as ‘really good’ and ‘fantastic’ parents.
Arnold gave an insight into the couple’s parenting, adding: ‘Chris Pratt, he’s a really strict dad, and he’s a really good dad and a good husband and my daughter is fantastic, she uses all the rules that a woman mine used them.
“Maria was always and still is a fantastic mother. Maria had a different approach, the American one. I had the European approach, but not quite European, I may remind you.
“They had a strict upbringing and a good education and both parents were always there, but my wife – of course – was much more, 80 percent of the time.”
Arnold recently spoke about the heartbreaking moment he told Maria, now 67, about his infidelity and the birth of a love child, as he reflected on the demise of their marriage.
Speaking in his Netflix documentary Arnold, the former bodybuilder explained how during a marriage counseling session in 2011, the counselor had said: ‘Today Maria wants to be very specific about something. She wants to know if you are Joseph’s father.’
The former California governor said in the three-part documentary: ‘I thought my heart stopped. And then I told the truth. “Yes, Mary. Joseph is my son.” She was obviously crushed by it.’
The star explained that at first, both he and Mildred assumed the child was her husband Rogelio’s, and she continued to work for the Schwarzenegger family. “At first I really didn’t know, but the older he got, the more it became clear to me,” he said in the documentary.
“Then it was just a matter of, ‘How do you keep this quiet?’
The Terminator star is ‘there for Joseph for any advice he might need’ and has a lot to do with his son
According to a source, Arnold ‘loves that Joseph has a great relationship’ with Mildred
Joseph has followed in the footsteps of his famous father and has a love for bodybuilding
The actor first crossed paths with Maria, the granddaughter of the 35th President of the United States, John F. Kennedy, at a tennis match in August 1977. The two became engaged after Arnold popped the big question to his country, Austria, in 1985. .
The former couple married the following year in 1986 in a romantic ceremony at the Kennedy family home in Massachusetts, calling it ‘the greatest wedding I’ve ever been to’. Arnold said he felt he was ‘the luckiest son of ab***h alive.’
Throughout their 25-year marriage, the pair welcomed daughters Katherine, 33, and Christina, 31, as well as sons Patrick, 29, and Christopher, 26.
Regarding the affair, Arnold admitted it was his ‘biggest failure’ and said: ‘I have caused my family enough pain because of my disagreement. Everyone had to suffer. Mary had to suffer, the children had to suffer, Joseph, his mother, everyone.’
The True Lies star revealed: “I’m going to have to live with this for the rest of my life.”
After the affair, Mildred left her husband and Arnold provided for her and Joseph, buying them a house with a swimming pool in California in 2010.
The housekeeper retired in 2011, the same year Maria ended her relationship with Arnold and filed for divorce.
She previously recalled choosing to take refuge in a convent in an attempt to process their breakup.
Speaking of Hoda Kotb, she said: “At first I felt like, ‘Oh, I’d better go and find out what the truth is?’ I went to a monastery – I did a lot of things – but one of the things I did was I went to a monastery, a closed monastery, to be in silence and seek advice.’
Their divorce was not officially finalized until 2021.
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