Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits To Second Affair With Brigitte Nielsen
Former Governor of California and Terminator star Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, is taking the opportunity to come clean in his biography Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, which launches today. In the tell-all book, Schwarzenegger fesses up to yet another affair, this time with actress Brigitte Nielsen with whom he starred in Red Sonja in 1985, while he and now ex-wife Maria Shriver were already living together. Nielsen first disclosed the tryst in her own memoir published in 2011, claiming she did not know that he was involved with Shriver at the time; but Schwarzenegger had not confirmed the affair until now.
Schwarzenegger, who finally wed in 1986, says the affair only made him realize that he wanted to marry Shriver. The long-standing couple divorced last year after Shriver learned of Schwarzenegger's scandalous affair with a household staff member, Mildred Baena, in the 90s, which produced a love child. “The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said, 'Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child — whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred'. I told the therapist, ‘It's true'," Schwarzenegger told 60 Minutes of when his infidelity was discovered. "I think it was the stupidest thing I've done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. It inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids."
For her part, Nielsen went on to marry five times, including once to Sylvester Stallone, and has been linked to rapper Flavor Fav. Nielsen also had a stint on Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew in 2008 for alcoholism.
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