Jackie Roso, the daughter of Schwarzenegger's alleged mistress Mildred Patricia Baena, spoke out for the first time to the Spanish-language network Telemundo in an interview that was re-broadcast on Thursday's "TODAY" show.
Unlike Mildred's ex-husband Rogelio Baena, who expressed his anger toward Mildred (and Schwarzenegger) in an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" that aired Tuesday and Wednesday, Roso appeared poised, calm, and supportive of her mom: "She's like a superwoman, pretty much...She's always been there for us, for me and my brothers," Roso said. "And that's why me and my brothers will always be there for her, no matter what."
According to the report, Roso says she has not spoken to her mother since the revelations came out last week--which was also the first time she learned that her 13-year-old half-brother is Schwarzenegger's son.
Roso, the first of Baena's kids to speak out publicly, also leapt to her mother's defense amidst a slew of damming media reports: "It doesn't matter what any newspaper says... I know my mom, and her friends and her family, we all know her. The Mildred that they put out there...it's just like...gossip, rumors."
Schwarzenegger's kids have been similarly mature and supportive--at least outwardly--as reports of infidelity continue to swirl about their father, and as their mother Maria Shriver has reportedly hired divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.