Mother of Terminator's Love Child ID'd

Mildred Baena lives outside LA with Arnold Schwarzenegger's son

By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser Staff

Posted May 18, 2011 3:24 AM CDT | Updated May 18, 2011 4:22 AM CDT

(Newser) – The mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child has been identified as long-time family housekeeper Mildred "Patty" Baena. Baena, now 50, had the former California governor's son some 10 years ago and lives as a single mom divorcée with the boy and her three other children outside Los Angeles, according to several publications. She quit working for Schwarzenegger and now-estranged wife Maria Shriver in January after close to 20 years with the couple. Her son is the spitting image of his dad, and looks like a young Conan, reports TMZ. She didn't tell Schwarzenegger he was her son's father until the boy was a toddler, say friends.

Shriver said her husband's revelation that he fathered the child was "painful and heartbreaking." The two split earlier this year after four children and 25 years of marriage when Schwarzenegger revealed he had fathered a child with a member of their household staff. Two of power couple's children, Kristina and Patrick, have tweeted that while the revelations are painful, they will always love and stick by their family, reports the New York Daily News. Schwarzenegger is said to be financially generous with Baena, who lives in a large house with a pool, but Radar says a debtor has a lien on the property. (Click for more from Shriver.)

former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is show with a photo of his former housekeeper Mildred Baena.
former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is show with a photo of his former housekeeper Mildred Baena.   (darcyplate)
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