London: Hollywood action star Arnold Schwarzenegger reportedly showered his love child with gifts and took him on family holidays with his wife and children before anybody knew he had fathered the boy.
It was only revealed this week that the actor had a son with his housekeeper Mildred ``Patty`` Baena.
Now the housekeeper’s former daughter-in-law has revealed about the close relationship Arnie shared with the boy, who is now 13 years old.
Nora Vela told the New York Post that the former governor of California would hand out wads of holiday cash and presents to both his love child and his godson, Roger, the boy’s older brother.
They were given all kinds of gifts from PlayStations and other electronics, to an annual pass to Universal Studios making the kids the envy of their neighbourhood.
“We thought it was strange that he was so lavish with them. Roger and [Patty’s son with Arnold] would get all of these gifts and then they would go on vacations with Arnold, Maria and their kids,” the Daily Mail quoted her as telling the newspaper.
The actor’s dedication to the boy and his family even stretched to his older brother, Roger, who the actor became godfather to when he was just a toddler.
The actor even open Rogers’s first savings account with 2,000 dollars, which Vela said was ``a big deal``.