10/25/2012 02:27 pm ET

Arnold Schwarzenegger 'Total Recall': Jackie Collins Weighs In On Book And Scandal

Best-selling novelist Jackie Collins stopped by HuffPost Live on Wednesday to dish on Arnold Schwarzenegger's affair and love child -- a real-life Hollywood drama she says she couldn't "make up."

"That's a whole book if you wanted to get into it, and apparently he's just written it," Collins said, referencing Schwarzenegger's new memoir, "Total Recall." "Not a good idea when you want to get back with Maria."

Collins also pointed out the double standard in Hollywood, noting, "If Maria had had an affair with the gardener and they had a kid, do you think anyone would be talking to her today?"

Shriver filed for divorce from her husband of 25 years in July 2011. Schwarzenegger has since said that he hopes to reconcile with his estranged wife.

Watch the video above to hear more of Collins' take on the Schwarzenegger-Shriver saga. Then, click through the slideshow below for photos of the former couple in happier times.

Scenes From A Marriage: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver