Mildred Patricia Baena And Arnold Schwarzenegger: Failed Cover Up
The former Governor may have lied, but the documents didn't.
On Wednesday, the birth certificate belonging to Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child surfaced.
The certificate, which lists the boy's birth date as October 2, 1997, also lists Mildred Patricia Baena, a former member of Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's household staff, as the mother (Baena uses a different last name on the certificate--Pena), and Rogelio Baena--Mildred's then-husband--as the father.
However, Baena's divorce documents--obtained by RadarOnline.com--reveal a different reality. According to the documents, the couple was married on November 14, 1987 and separated on October 23, 1997, three weeks after Baena's son with Schwarzenegger was born. But when Baena filed for divorce on February 13, 2008, citing "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the split, the docs noted that the couple did not have any minor children.
We now know that Baena and Maria Shriver were pregnant at the same time, and the two children were born less than a week apart--Shriver's youngest son Christopher was born on September 27, 1997.
Shriver issued a statement Tuesday in response to the revelation.
"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."