Arnold Schwarzenegger may well be coping with the break up of his 25 year marriage to Maria Shriver. However, in any marriage break up, children suffer as well – no matter what their age.
The couple have four children, Katherine, 21, Christina, 19, Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13. Now the explosive news has been released that Schwarzenneger fathered a love child a decade ago. Shriver only became aware of this after the split. The mother was one of the couple’s long serving house staff.
Spare a thought for the kids as well. On the day the news was released, Patrick wrote on his twitter account: “Some days you feel like s**t, some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit,” he wrote, “yet i love my family till death do us apart.”
Shriver is understandably asking for their privacy to be respected. Her official statement reads: “This is a painful and heartbreaking time,” she said. “As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment.”
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If only someone had thought to keep it in his pants and consider the repercussions on loved ones.