He’s recently admitted that he confessed to fathering a lovechild during a marriage counselling session, and kept huge secrets from his wife yet Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he hopes to save his marriage.
Despite going through divorce proceedings, the 65-year-old star is still positive about a reconciliation with Maria Shriver.
‘You can call this denial, but it’s the way my mind works… I’m still in love with Maria,’ the actor said during a recent TV interview.
Shriver filed for divorce after 25 years of marriage, after Schwarzenegger admitted that he had fathered a lovechild with their housekeeper.
The former bodybuilder told how Shriver confronted him about the child the day after he left office as California governor in January 2011.
Shriver filed for divorce in July last year citing ‘irreconcilable differences’ with her husband, whom she met in 1977 and married in 1986, following him into the California governor’s mansion in 2003.
The Terminator star has admitted that his fling with Mildred Baena was the ‘stupidest’ thing he had done.
‘The divorce is going forward, but I still have the hope that Maria and I can come back together as husband and wife and as a family with our children,’ he said in his book Total Recall, which was released on Monday.
Schwarzenegger has been promoting his memoir for the past few weeks, and on Monday night stopped by to have a chat with Jon Stewart on The Daily Show.
He is said to have told the show host that he is trying to fix things with his wife and their children.
It is unknown exactly what the Hollywood star told Stewart, but chances are that it was a light-hearted conversation as Stewart is known for his sense of humour.
In a candid interview with 60 Minutes which aired on Sunday, Schwarzenegger also insisted that he never paid Baena to keep quiet.
When asked if he ever gave her hush money, the star told reporter Leslie Stahl: ‘I don’t think that Mildred was at all into talking. Mildred is a good person. She was not out to get me or to take advantage.’