Arnold Schwarzenegger is reflecting on a painful moment in his relationship. His affair which produced a son with the family maid.
“I had to go to my kids and explain it to them. The reason I feel reluctant talking about it is because every time I do, it opens up the wounds again,” he said in the docuseries. “I think that I have caused enough pain for my family because of my f— up.”
“Everyone had to suffer. Maria had to suffer. The kids had to suffer. Joseph. His mother. Everyone,” said Schwarzenegger. “I am going to have to live with it the rest of my life. People will remember my successes and they will also remember my failures. This is a major failure.”
While the circumstances are unfortunate, Schwarzenegger said he’s proud of his son who was born out of wedlock with his family’s maid. “It was wrong what I did. But I don’t want to make Joseph feel that he is not welcomed in this world. Because he is very much welcomed in this world,” he said. “I love him and he has turned out to be an extraordinary young man.”
It seems the former governor of California and his wife have made amends and he’s proven his sorrow for causing pain.
Said Schwarzenegger, “There is nothing more important than to have a good partner by your side, and every step of the way Maria was that. We have a really great relationship. Any type of special day we are all together as a family. But it’s not what it was when we were all together under one roof as a family. That’s not the case anymore.”