Arnold Schwarzenegger’s biggest revelation about relationship with Maria Shriver confessed in new Netflix documentary

Arnold Schwarzenegger, after nearly 50 years of fame – his bodybuilding career starting in the 1960s and his work in films the following decade – is ready to live it all again.

The actor and former California governor is once again taking to the silver screen in a more intimate way, via a three-part docu-series titled Arnold On his “multifaceted life and career”, Out on Netflix Wednesday, June 7.

From his time as a bodybuilding champion to becoming a Hollywood legend and even a politician, no subject was off limits for terminator star, Even his relationship with his ex-wife, Maria Shriver.

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Arnold and Maria first met in 1977, when she was asked to attend the Robert F. Kennedy Memorial Tennis Tournament, which was attended by various members of the Kennedy family. Including Mariah’s mother Eunice Kennedy Shriverthat was late r fk And john f kennedy Sister.

In the documentary, Arnold revealed that it was his ex-wife’s late mother who introduced him to the event, recalling that his former mother-in-law “came up to me and said, ‘It’s great to have you here.’ This is my daughter, Maria Shriver.'”

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He then confessed to the shocking thing he told the Kennedy matriarch, after she told him that her daughter was ‘really fond of him’, revealing that he boldly told her: “Well, your daughter has a really nice ass. I have to tell you that.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver at a Barry Manilow concert after party in 1978© Getty
Arnold and Maria at a Barry Manilow concert after party in 1978

Regarding the rather candid compliment, he now admitted in the docu: “What a stupid thing to say. I don’t even know why I said that.”

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Later in the Netflix series, He also provided more sweet insight into the beginning of his relationship with Mariah, As he put it: “I really loved Maria, not because she was a Kennedy, but because she had such an extraordinary personality. I could see that little rebel in her. I wanted to escape from Austria , she wanted to run away too. That was the beginning of Maria and I.”

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The former couple at the Cannes Film Festival in 2003

After meeting in 1977, Arnold and Mariah tied the knot in 1986, and later welcomed four children together, Catherine33, Christina31, patrick29, and Christopher25.

Schwarzenegger-Shriver family© Instagram
Both are parents of four, and have maintained a cordial relationship

They were married 25 years ago in 2011, They split after Arnold admitted to having an affair with the family’s longtime maid.Mildred Baena, and 14 years earlier in 1996, their affair resulted in the birth of Arnold’s fifth child, a son Joseph Baena.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Joseph Baena in the gym together© Instagram
Arnold and Joseph have developed a close bond over the years

Relations between the two remained cordial then, as they are now, And they finalized their divorce ten years after first filing.In December of 2021.

Arnold also spoke openly in the documentary about when he first admitted to his ex-wife that he had an affair — and gave birth to a baby boy — a conversation she revealed happened during couple’s therapy.

Joseph Baena attends the Los Angeles premiere of Netflix "fuber" in the grove© Getty Images
Joseph attended the recent FUBAR premiere in support of his father

He recalled: “Maria and I went to counseling once a week, and in one session the counselor said, ‘I think Mariah wants to be very specific about something today. She wants to know if you are Yusuf’s father?’ And I was like — I thought my heart stopped, and then I told the truth.”

Arnold later said: “What I did was wrong. But I don’t want Joseph to feel like he’s not welcome in this world. Because he’s very welcome in this world. I love him and he’s changed.” Is.” Be an extraordinary young man.”

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