than a bump in the road. To former politician schwarzenegger and his bombshell revelation in his tell-all memoir "total recall." That hits bookshelves days from now. For the first time, he's opening... See More
than a bump in the road. To former politician schwarzenegger and his bombshell revelation in his tell-all memoir "total recall." That hits bookshelves days from now. For the first time, he's opening up about the moment his wife maria shriver confronted him about his love child. Dan harris is here. Now we know what happened behind the scenes. In book excerpts published in the daily news, the terminator said he was blind sided by his wife. Reporter: It happened the day after the then governor schwarzenegger left office as governor of california. He and his wife went to a counseling session initiated by her. Quote, the minute we sat down the therapist sat down 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. Then he started to gravel saying he screwed up and she was the perfect wife and that he was still turned on will her. It doesn't work. If my life was a movie, no one would believe it. Reporter: In the new book called "total recall" which comes out next week, schwzenegger said he had sex with housekeeper mildred baneia in 1996. He said for years he tried to convince himself that her husband was the father, until the boy grew up and the resemblance to schwarzenegger was so strong, quote, I realized there was no doubt that he was my son. All the while he watched as shariver defend him of infidelity. I am my own woman. I have not been bred to look the other way. Reporter: But schwarzenegger kept it ail secret because he was embarrassed and because he didn't want to face up to shriver's family, the kennedys. And he notes a parting shot he said shriver took after their marriage ended during her father's funeral. Perhaps his greatest accomplishment to me was showing my brothers how to treat a wife. Schwarzenegger who was in the audience said that comment may have been partly directed at me. You think? Schwarzenegger says he still hopes to reunite with shriver, quote, you can call thisdenial, but it's just the way my mind works, under quote. And arnold schwarzenegger will be here monday. Now new details about the man who jumped into the tigers
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