Now the real reason why Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger have separated has hit the news. While the Arnold has said he hopes to reconcile soon, apparently his wife is telling friends the opposite and here's why:
Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver, separated after she learned he had fathered a child more than a decade ago - before his first run for office - with a longtime member of their household staff.
Shriver moved out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger acknowledged the paternity. The staff member worked for the family for 20 years, retiring in January.
You know, the Terminator wasn't a big "family values" kinda politician who constantly judged other folks' relationships and weighed them against some 1950's throwback of the "perfect family." I'm all for judging hypocrites and finding them lacking (*cough* Ted Haggard, John Ensign, Larry Craig *cough*), but this just leaves me with a bad taste in my mouth.
Yes, he cheated on his wife. But he did the right thing and took financial responsibility for the baby and didn't try to escape his duty to the woman and her child. Since when is that a bad thing?
After the jump is video of local news asking people in the street how they feel about Schwarzenegger's confession and love child and another video of Shriver asking YouTube viewers advise on helping handling "transitions in life"