Former California Governor and philandering husband Arnold Schwarzenegger has put the brakes on his Hollywood comeback, at least for now. His impending divorce from estranged wife Maria Shriver, and bad press about his illegitimate child have been so overwhelming it’s made Arnold’s head spin.Since leaving politics behind in Sacramento, it seemed Schwarzenegger’s career was starting to blossom again with the announcement of a cartoon series produced by Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee, a movie lead in “Cry Macho,” and his reprisal as the Terminator in two new Terminator films. Unfortunately, due to personal reasons, which have whipped the media into a shark like feeding frenzy, Schwarzenegger has had to put his “acting” career on hold. A statement from Schwarzenegger’s office said:
“Gov. Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines,” the statement said.
It was reported on Wednesday by People Magazine that estranged wife and Kennedy heiress, Maria Shriver has retained the services of prominent Los Angeles divorce attorney Laura Wasser. Wasser specializes in keeping details of celebrity divorces secret; she has represented Christina Aguilera, Mel Gibson’s estranged wife, Robyn, and brokered the child-custody agreement Britney Spears reached with her ex-husband Kevin Federline.
Shriver won the sympathy vote when Schwarzenegger revealed this week he had fathered a now 13-year-old son with the couple’s long-time housekeeper and didn’t tell his wife about the boy until earlier this year.
The ex-housekeeper has been identified as Mildred Patricia Baena (Patty) of Bakersfield, California. News crews have been camping outside her home (purchased for her by Schwarzenegger) for days, but apparently Baena and her son have fled their residence to avoid any further media scrutiny.
Going back to before the California gubernatorial recall election of 2003, Schwarzenegger was accused of groping and fondling women in public and on film sets by opponents who were also running for the governorship. Now, these accusations are being looked at in a whole new light. For Schwarzenegger, things will definitely get worse before they get better. What else can the public expect?
One question: what was he thinking?
Sources: KFI-AM 640 Radio, Earthlink.net (news)