Washington: It has emerged that Arnold Schwarzenegger’s estranged wife Maria Shriver and his mistress Mildred Patty Baena were pregnant at the same time in 1997.
Baena, 50, who retired in January, fell pregnant while she worked for the couple after she had sex with Schwarzenegger “in the family home”.
She was said to have been pregnant at the same time as Shriver, who was then expecting the youngest of the couple’s four children, Christopher, now 13, reports the Daily Express.
The two women would have encountered one another daily, with Baena working in the family home but living elsewhere and her son being an “occasional presence”.
Kennedy heiress Shriver, 55, who has been married to Schwarzenegger, 63, for 25 years, was led to believe the child was fathered by Baena’s then husband, from whom she is now divorced.
Baena was paid 750 pounds a week as a housekeeper for the couple and “was treated well by generous Schwarzenegger” once he found out that he had fathered the boy.