Posted tagged ‘Infidelity’

Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits Child With Staffer

May 17, 2011

According to reports this morning on CNN, Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child, with one of his staffers, more than a decade ago outside of his marriage to Maria Shriver.

From CNN:

“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger said in a statement obtained by CNN. “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.”

Schwarzenegger fathered the child with a household staffer, the Times article said. He has provided support for the child since birth, the source told CNN.

The staffer told the newspaper that the child was fathered by her then-husband. She declined to comment after learning of Schwarzenegger’s statement, the newspaper reported.

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Did John Edwards Ask Aide to Claim Paternity?

September 22, 2009

According to reports, John Edwards talked a campaign aide into claiming he fathered a child born to Edwards’ onetime mistress.

From CNN:

Edwards admitted to his affair with Rielle Hunter in August 2008 after months of denials, but said he could not have been the father of Hunter’s daughter, who was born the previous February. Former Edwards staffer Andrew Young has said he was the girl’s father — but has recanted and says he made it because he believed in Edwards, lawyers and others familiar with the matter told CNN.

Young was married with children when he claimed to have fathered Hunter’s child. He never signed any affidavits or legal papers, however, and reversed his claim after Edwards, as one of the sources put it, dropped Young “like a hot potato.”

The news comes as a grand jury in Edwards’ home state of North Carolina is investigating payments made to Hunter — who had been hired as a campaign videographer — by the former senator’s campaign and supporters. Hunter was photographed entering the courthouse where the grand jury was meeting in August.