Arnie and wife take up ‘marriage counselling’

New Delhi: Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly attending “marriage counselling” sessions with his wife Maria Shriver. The former Governor of California is said to have initiated the sessions in a bid to reconcile with Shriver after the pair split last year when she discovered he had fathered a child, who is now 14 years old, with their housekeeper Mildred Patty Baena, a leading daily has reported.

“Arnold and Maria are having marriage counselling to work through their issues to get back together,” a friend told a daily.

“Maria is a devout Catholic and doesn’t believe in divorce, but is still struggling with the humiliation she endured by him,” the friend said.

The 64-year-old actor - who has four kids, Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher with Maria, is said to have been promising his estranged wife “the moon” as he is “desperate” to get her back.

“He is promising the moon and telling Maria he has completely changed his ways. Maria’s friends are warning her to be careful, saying he’ll never change. Arnold is desperate to win her back, mostly because he realises he can’t live without her, and partly because he doesn’t have the political clout without her. Winning her back would be the best way to show the world he has been forgiven for his transgressions,” another friend added.