Mildred Baena finally speaks. After news surfaced that Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered her child while married to estranged wife Maria Shriver, Baena took her 13-year-old son, Joseph away from the media scrutiny. Now, Us Magazine reports that Baena gave an exclusive interview to the UK’s HELLO! Magazine.
Posing with her son for the British mag, Baena explained that she told Joseph who his real father was roughly a year ago. The boy’s response? “Cool!” He’s looking forward to getting to know his biological father better, according to HELLO. Baena wasn’t really sure exactly who Joseph’s real dad was until he grew up. Only then could she see the resemblance between the boy and Schwarzenegger. This is like a friggin’ telenovela. The former California governor never let on that he suspected anything about the boy’s paternity.
Read more on Mildred Baena’s first interview after the jump.
And what was Shriver doing this whole time? She caught on eventually, but it’s not clear when the former NBC News correspondent began to get suspicious. Baena said, “She would say things like, ‘I’m here if you need to talk.’ I sensed something was up. I have so much love and respect for Maria.” Shriver did finally end up confronting the Guatemala native about Joesph and everything went to sh**. “She was so strong,” Baena said. “She cried with me and told me to get off my knees. We held each other and I told her it wasn’t Arnie’s fault, that it takes two.”
This is whack. First Baena sells her story to the highest bidder, then she’s trying to convince us that Maria Shriver called for a joining of the sisterhood to deal with the fact that the help slept with her husband?
Alas, Baena hopes for a happy ending after the hot mess she created for the Schwarzenegger family. “He’s a good man and I know he’s suffering too. He loves Maria. I hope with time they work things out.”