Schwarzenegger ‘reassured’ Maria after infidelity, told her she still turned him on

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s new memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, is coming out October 1st. It’s fitting that the book cover looks straight out of the 80s, especially the photo of Arnold. He may have been the governor of California up until last year, but in his mind he’s still living in his glory years at the height of his fame, when he used to pull the chicks.

We previously heard that Arnold refused to go to more than one counseling session with Maria to save their marriage. It’s unknown whether he goes into that in the book, but he does describe the incident in which she confronted him about his love child with the maid. The NY Daily News got an advanced copy of the book, and they claim that Arnold writes that he tried to smooth things over with Maria by telling her she was the “perfect wife” and still turned him on. What a total oblivious tool. Arnold is going to be on 60 Minutes this Sunday to promote his book, and there are some advance details from his interview as well. Here’s more, thanks to Yahoo!’s Shine:

After years of having the wool pulled over her eyes by her husband Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver settled the score in January 2011 when she blindsided him during a couple’s therapy session with the allegation that he had fathered a child with their housekeeper. Although he had denied it for years, that day – just 24 hours after he left office as the governor of California – he finally came clean. Under the impression that the therapy session was to cope with their transition from public life back to a private one, the “Terminator” action star was caught off guard and revealed, “It’s true,” he writes in his memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Story, which hits bookstores October 1.
Schwarzenegger immediately followed up his admission by begging his wife of 26 years to not leave him. Admitting “it was my screw-up,” he told Shriver that she was the “perfect wife” and that he was still “turned on” by her, according to the New York Daily News, which acquired an advance copy of the book.

In Total Recall, Schwarzenegger, 65, writes that he gave Shriver three “lame” excuses for why he hid Joseph, now 14, the son he fathered with Mildred Baena in 1996 during an extra-marital romp in the family’s Pacific Palisades guest house while Shriver and their children were away. Not only was he embarrassed by his indiscretion, he told her he had a “compulsion for secrecy” and also that he was afraid to tell her family, the very powerful Kennedys. “But instead of doing the right thing, I’d just put the truth in a mental compartment and locked it up where I didn’t deal with it every day,” the former Mr. Universe bodybuilder says.

When Baena gave birth – just months after Shriver delivered her fourth child with Schwarzenegger, Christopher – she put her husband’s name on the birth certificate, and the actor says he wanted to believe that the man was truly that father of Joseph. But as the boy grew older, his resemblance to Schwarzenegger was undeniable … and Shriver had her suspicions. After Baena’s husband left her, Schwarzenegger says he then began secretly supporting her and her family, in addition to keeping her as the family’s housekeeper so he could “control the situation.” He adds that he did nothing wrong politically speaking by hiding his illegitimate child because family values was never his platform. “I blocked out the fact that as a husband and father, as a man with a family and wife, I was letting people down,” he writes.

A few weeks after Schwarzenegger’s admission, Shriver’s father Sargent Shriver died following a battle with dementia. During her eulogy, the grieving daughter stated that her father’s greatest accomplishment was teaching her brothers “how to treat a wife,” a remark that Schwarzenegger believes was a dig “partly directed at me.”
Despite the fact that Shriver, 56, filed for divorce last July (they announced their separation in May 2011), Schwarzenegger writes that he still holds out some hope the two can reconcile, although in a “60 Minutes” interview set to air this Sunday, he adds that the divorce is going forward.

In a preview that aired today, he says that Shriver did not read his book before it was published, and despite the fact that it reveals he had cheated on her, “I think that Maria is wishing me well.”

The two things Schwarzenegger does not go into on “60 Minutes”? His four children with Shriver and love child with Baena. “He felt some obligation to protect them,” says Lesley Stahl, who interviewed the actor. “Otherwise, he sat there and took the questions.”

[From Yahoo!]

Yahoo has a clip from the upcoming 60 minutes interview, available here, and Arnold admits that Maria hasn’t yet read his book, but he claims she “wishes him well.” He already publicly humiliated her, how does he think she’s going to feel now that he’s sharing such personal and painful details of their lives? How does he think his kids are going to react to this book? He sounds as self-involved and delusional as Rielle Hunter. He was dumb enough to think that telling Maria he still wanted to sleep with her would somehow comfort her after she learned he was hiding a love child, and he’s still so up his own ass that he thinks he should share that asinine detail with the world. You know, I might actually read this book. Should I be ashamed of that?

Maria is shown out on 8-17 and 7-7 (outside the gym) credit: FameFlynet. Arnold is shown on 9-17 and 8-15 credit:

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  1. TrustMeOnThis says:

    Poor Maria.

  2. Eve says:

    So gross…

  3. says:

    Oh, he still wanted to sleep with her? That makes it all better now, right?

    • the original bellaluna says:

      Gawd, sounds like my ex-husband! He had the audacity to attempt to get into bed with me one night (after he got home from a date with his side piece – apparently he couldn’t wait the two weeks until my apartment was ready). I stuck my foot in his ass and said “I don’t think so. The couch has your name on it.”

      • Lauren says:

        Do we all have the same Ex’s? I had the exact same experience about 11 years ago. It`s all about the dudes ego. I have been with a loyal, sexy man who is well endowed for 7 years..doesn`t cheat..isn`t an embarrassing pig. (My Ex is an only child–yikes). Forget about what Arnold looks like..he is so rude & uncaring. I admire Maria for being so classy for the sake of her children.

    • deehunny says:

      meh– some women feel really insecure after an affair and feel unattractive the first time in their lives… sometimes it helps to know that they are still sexually desirable

      don’t yell at me, i’ve had family members say this to me after their husbands’ cheated so it’s not a myth

  4. Dizzybenny says:

    aaaah, what a romantic! (good grief)

  5. aims says:

    this is a classic case of ‘boys will be boys.’ my feeling on this is, he never would had owned up to this had the boy not looked like him. I think maria has always been to good for him. He’s seems so matter a fact about it. what a cold bastard

    • Izzy says:

      ITA, and I’ll take it one step more… I don’t think he would have acknowledged his out-of-wedlock son if Maria hadn’t confronted him. He didn’t seem to want to ‘fess up even though the kid does look like him.

  6. Jenny says:

    He justifys this mess by saying that “familly values was not a part of his platform”. That is mind boggling. This is just a man with a massive ego making excuses for himself. Wow, just wos.

  7. Jaded says:

    How about reassuring her that he’s a big bag of dicks, a huge lying sack of shit and that he’s not worthy of ever sleeping with her again. What an utter tool.

  8. mar says:

    I’m sure he needs the extra money to pay off Maria and the maid.

    I better reserve my Arnold, Monica and Rielle tell all books. Eye roll……I remember when people were actually embarrassed when they acted like idiots. Now they write books and profit.

  9. cookie says:

    CB: If you read the book, maybe I won’t have to. LOL

    • zenb!tch says:

      We expect a full review with pertinent details highlighted. We support you in reading this book.

      I am eagerly awaiting the new Lewinsky book. I am a political fan of the former pres but I personally find him reprehensible.

  10. dorothy says:

    Used to like him, but now I realize he’s a total tool. Maria, celebrate your break from this ass.

  11. Bellabumbum says:

    Arnold is a douche, but my decade would seriously be ruined if my son was involved with Taylor Swift…Maria dodged that at least.

  12. e.non says:


    i’ve long wondered if his hookup with maria wasn’t calculated. he was in the early stages of recognition and she was a frumpy local teevee presenter (and chubby). what better way to shoot to the top of celebritydom than to marry a kennedy.

  13. ddl2002 says:

    Seriously guys, if you think this guy is a giant D-Bag like I do, DO NOT BUY HIS BOOK. Do not contribute to the sales. The best thing we can possibly do is bury this thing as fast as possible and ensure it is not a success.

  14. Skins says:

    I’m picturing Arnold in Terminator voice saying “Baby, you still turn me on”

  15. kells-bells says:

    What a scumbag!

  16. Snowangel says:

    Well, the only thing positive is that Arnold continued to support the illegitimate son, and keep him close by. Now the question is, “are there more of his kids out there that he is or is not supporting ?”

  17. oxa says:

    The man is such a pig that a photo Rosie O’Donnel would turn him on.

  18. betty says:

    he’s starting to look like Clint Eastwood in those last few photos and that’s not a good thing….

  19. marie says:

    wow, he’s a douche of epic proportions. what a massive tool. no self respecting woman would ever take this narcissitic oinker back. I will admit though, now I’m kinda curious about what other slop he’s slinging..

  20. Reece says:

    I like Maria’s dress. That’s all I will say here with this egotistical SOB.

  21. Junegorilla says:

    Kennedy women’s never get treated well except for maybe?? Caroline. And the majority of the men seem to be horrible selfish philandering alcoholic drug addicted messes. You have to wonder what these kids learn as they sit on grandma and gramps laps.

    • mar says:

      Caroline has money, brains and class.

    • zenb!tch says:

      Which is why I would not be shocked if Maria took him back. Disappointed yes, shocked no. Kennedy women are trained to put up and shut up. It’s very sad.

      I don’t know anything about Caroline’s personal life but she was raised outside the fold so she may have escaped the brainwashing.

  22. Nancy says:

    i love her hair!!

  23. Happymom says:

    It’s not like he needs the money. Why in the world would he write this book further humiliating his family?

  24. Izzy says:

    My late grandmother always said that there are no illegitimate children, only illegitimate parents. It seems particularly apt here. Poor kid gets a total douche as a biological father.

    • zenb!tch says:

      His mother is no great shakes either. His half-siblings have Maria. Poor Joseph has an immoral mother and an even more immoral father. I hope his grandmother and aunts are an influence on him. I heard the aunt also worked for Arnold and turned him down.

  25. Mira says:

    I feel for Joseph. Why do these people feel the need to write a tell-all? They are such selfish assholes. He wants to tell “his” side of the story and redeem his image, but how about just think of how his kids, especially Joseph would feel about being documented in a book? Douche!

  26. Dinah says:

    Hardly reassuring coming from a man who is turned on by quite possibly every woman he sees, and who will bang anyone who lets him. *shudders in revulsion*

    • taxi says:

      +1 Californians have read about his alleged “sexual harassment” behaviors while he was governor. Major newspapers printed the stories. A couple of female employees filed charges & were probably bought off. After all, what’s offensive about a little ass-grab from your boss, the state governor? Arnold dismissed his actions as “meaningless”. Just being friendly?

      • zenb!tch says:

        I heard the stories before he was governor. The party line was that he was European and they were more touchy feely. That worked until he publicly groped an European TV host and she was not amused. If it was normal European behavior she would have gone with it.

  27. the original bellaluna says:

    What a colossal ASS. HOLE.

    So, let me try to wrap my head around this: he cheats (on the regular); impregnates the help shortly after impregnating his wife; unilaterally decides to keep the housekeeper in his employ to “control the situation;” secretly supports her AND her family after her husband leaves her (when he found out the kid wasn’t his); and only ‘fessed up when the kid was 14 YEARS OLD because he was finally out of office AND his wife confronted him about it. Is that about right?

    But it’s all okay, because he didn’t run on the “Family Values” platform.

    Sounds like an arrogant narcissist to me!

  28. skuddles says:

    He’s such a skeevy douchebag – Maria is far too good for him.

  29. Hautie says:

    I am secretly hoping Maria takes that book of “truths”…. and knocks Arnold up side the head with it a dozen or so times.

    Now for something nice.

    Maria really does have great hair. 🙂

  30. Nev says:

    Narcissistic Personality Disorder.

    If she was the perfect wife, why cheat?

  31. jani says:

    “compulsion for secrecy” !!!!

    Well that’s one cheating excuse I’ve
    never heard before. And telling her that she “still turned him on”? I really hope that she replied, “Thanks, but no thanks.”

  32. Rux says:

    “I pick things up and put them down” ***Arnold accent**** is all I can think of when I look at him. That catchphrase is from a marketing/Advertising stint Planet Fitness did a few years ago AND I still find fitting and funny.

  33. Linda says:

    OMG! Fail!

  34. Linda says:

    Let this be a lesson to young women. This is what you have to look forward to.

  35. Dimebox says:

    He is such a creepy, disgusting douche that he thought that the idea that she still turned him on made it okay??? Golly, Ahnold, I didn’t think I could dislike you more, but I was so wrong. I can’t write what I think of a man who would further humiliate his wife and children by writing this egotistical crap, because it would be so vile. Since he was into being so “truthful” in his book, I hope he included his height.

  36. Melisande says:

    Aside from all the crap he pulled during their marriage, the only other thing that confounds me is – how did it take her this long to finally leave the schmuck?

    • Jaded says:

      Because Kennedy women never, EVER divorce. They will put up with untold amounts of philandering, drinking, drugs, whatever, but divorce is a 4 letter word in their world. Old Rose Kennedy set the standard and all the subsequent Kennedy women have been trying to live up to her standard since then (which was basically staying continuously pregnant or spending all her time at church to get away from the old goat Joe).

      • HappyMom says:

        But I’ve never read that about the Shriver marriage-Sarge appeared devoted to Eunice-so it’s not as though Maria grew up in a “true Kennedy” fashion.

  37. Jennifer says:

    “During her eulogy, the grieving daughter stated that her father’s greatest accomplishment was teaching her brothers “how to treat a wife,” a remark that Schwarzenegger believes was a dig “partly directed at me.”

    Aren’t the Kennedy men NOTORIOUS for cheating on their wives?????

  38. telesma says:

    Well, duh. Apparently *everything* turns him on.

  39. G says:

    Well, at least he just laid it our there. He’s not pretending to be anything. That doesn’t undo any hurt he’s caused but It’s clear where he stands and everyone can move on.