Mildred ‘Patty’ Baena admits that she did fall for Arnold, but gave up her love because she cared too much about his family. Then why did she sleep with him in the first place?
Yesterday, Hello! magazine released Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s mistress, Mildred ‘Patty’ Baena‘s first public interview since the news broke that she and the former California Governor had a 13-year-old love child, Joseph, together. But what made her finally speak out? “I want to get back to normal life, so my son can play with his friends and go back to school,” she says. “It’s time to move on.” Yet, she shares Joseph’s photos with the world…
Mildred, 50, who did the interview for FREE, admits that she kept the affair a secret because she knew “what happened was wrong! I was embarrassed. I felt guilty,” she adds.
“At the time I was intimate with Arnold…I thought I loved him,” Mildred, whose affair with Arnold happened 14 years ago, reveals. “But I knew he was married and had a family who I cared very much about too. So I decided I would just go on with my life and not hurt anyone.”
If you cared so much about the Schwarzeneggers, who you worked for for 25 years, then why would you sleep with Arnold?
Mildred added that she never discussed the boy with Arnold, saying, “Never have I told him Joseph was his son, never did he ask me, and never did we talk about it.” This comes as new information, considering Arnold’s sources say he knew about the child and financially supported him for a long time. But Mildred says he has been “supportive,” and even offered her money to buy house, however she bought one on her own.
“I knew he was the father, and maybe as Joseph got older and began to look like him he wondered, but he never said anything to me,” she says, adding, “The truth is we were intimate many years ago and it was me who kept the secret — not him.”
IN FACT, the only person who knew Arnold was Joseph’s father was Mildred’s mother. That’s until Maria Shriver started to notice the similarities between her husband and Mildred’s son.
“I believe Maria heard the whispers,” Mildred admits, adding that people used to “tease about how they looked alike.” “She didn’t confront me at first, but she would say things like, ‘I’m here if you need to talk.’ I kept saying no. Finally, she asked point blank.” But Mildred refuses to share the intimate conversations she had with Maria and Arnold out of respect for the family’s privacy. How ironic?
Mildred decided to tell Joseph about his famous dad around a year ago, ordering him to keep it a secret and not tell anyone. “He wasn’t sure how it could happen [since Arnold] was married,” says Mildred. “I told him, ‘I’m not saying I made a mistake…you’re not a mistake. I did a wrong thing because he was married.’ I told him not to tell anyone — he said he wouldn’t.”
Joseph is “looking forward to building a relationship” with Arnold, Mildred says. “He is the one who suffered the most over the past few weeks.”
Maria Shriver’s close friend tells People magazine, “It’s very sad [Baena] allowed her son to be photographed. Putting his face out there shows no respect for Maria’s kids or her own integrity.” Do you agree, HollyMoms?
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