Arnold: I Had Other Affairs
'This is my failure,' Schwarzenegger says on 60 Minutes
By Mary Papenfuss, Newser Staff
Posted Oct 1, 2012 1:22 AM CDT
Updated Oct 1, 2012 1:24 AM CDT
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(Newser) – Bad boy Arnold Schwarzenegger 'fessed up on 60 Minutes last night that he had a number of affairs while he was married to Maria Shriver. He reveals in his new book that he had a "hot" fling with Brigitte Nielsen (although that one was before his marriage to Shriver). “I did feel bad about it,” he told Lesley Stahl. "But all of my various different things, they were mistakes. This is my failure." He admitted to having "other" affairs, but didn't reveal details, explaining: "It's something that's obviously between Maria and me." Stahl asked: "So it's a recurring thing with you?" and the Terminator replied: “I’m not perfect."

He called his affair with the family housekeeper—which produced a son and led to the breakup of his marriage—“the stupidest thing I’ve done. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids.” The "thing that really meant the most to me kinda fell apart because of my doing," he added. "That is something that I will always look back and say, ‘How could you have done that?’” Shriver hasn't yet read the book, but the extremely optimistic Schwarzenegger believes that "Maria is, you know, wishing me well with everything that I do.”

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janelanejones
Oct 1, 2012 5:33 PM CDT
oh, please. they're a political power couple like so many before them. maria isn't mad he cheated, she's mad he got caught and was so stupid about it. these people all have agreements. same with bill and hillary. the only reason she was mad was that he hurt her political future by making her look weak.
trailmix
Oct 1, 2012 4:21 PM CDT
Confess to your family Arnie , nobody else gives a shit.
1492
Oct 1, 2012 3:15 PM CDT
Why don't we just beat the shit out of him and get it over with. Who's going first. You go ahead. No, no, you go...No, let's all jump him at once.... Come on, there are 358 of who made our comments.....let's jump him! What the hell happened??? Why is everybody running away ??? Oh shit, they are running to get their movie tickets to see him in: "The Procreator". Just leave Maria out of it...okay? . How many of us would like to look that good when you reach 65? Money and all.