You've got to give Mildred Baena credit. She is trying really, super, over the top hard to make Arnold Schwarzenegger look like a nice guy. The mother of the former California governor's "love child" just doesn't have that much to work with.
In her first official interview since news broke that Schwarzenegger and wife of 25 years Maria Shriver were splitting up because he'd fathered a child with Baena, the family's former housekeeper told Hello! we should give Arnie a break because she never told the governator that the kid running around the house was the product of their shared nights between the sheets. The news apparently snuck out when Shriver noticed a resemblance between Joseph and her husband and, after several dropped hints, finally asked Baena outright.
Baena says she's come out with all of this in the tabloid because she wants everyone to know what a "good man" Arnold is, and how he loves his wife, and yadda, yadda, yadda. Maybe she's genuine. Maybe she's doing this for the sake of her son. But Arnie's already dug himself in pretty deep.
This guy isn't an idiot. He was the governor of the third largest state in the nation for awhile there. It stands to reason he has at least some grasp of logic. And yet old Arnie boy had a kid who looked just like him running around his house. He knew he'd had sex with the boy's mother ... but he never even thought to ask her about the boy's suspicious paternity? Cough, jerk, cough, cough.
Not to mention the giant 800-pound gorilla in the room. He HAD SEX WITH MILDRED BAENA while married to Maria Shriver. It doesn't matter if he knew a child came out of said roll in the hay or not, he still made the beast with two backs with someone other than his wife. End of story. She could have sent the child to live in Timbuktu, and Schwarzenegger would still be the sleazy politician who just couldn't keep it in his pants.
Do you feel any differently knowing Schwarzenegger didn't know about this child until recently?
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