Arnold Schwarzenegger with killer robot Image: Could not subscribe, try again laterInvalid Email It was the scandal that tore his family apart — after 25 years of happy marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger was exposed for having a secret affair with his housemaid. They also had a teenage child. The revelations were a serious body blow for movie star turned politician Arnie. He not only feared for his career but also that he might not be able to rescue his relationship with wife Maria Shriver and their four kids.
The revelations killed the marriage. But four years on from the scandal, Arnie, just like his Terminator alter ego, is back — and back on top. Arnie promotes the new film, which is predicted to be another hit Image: We all fall at one time or another and this was a major fall.
Now I am absolutely delighted with my life. Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger Image: Arnie, 67, had just left his post as Governor of California when in May the rumours started to circulate that all was not right with his marriage to Maria, the glamorous niece of John F.
His ex-lover and their son Image: Despite the painful split from his wife, Arnie swears he now has a close relationship with her and their children Christopher, Patrick, 21, Christina, 23, and Katherine, Speaking of his relationship with his children, Arnie says: So, it all has worked out. Splash Arnie reveals Maria, 59, asked him to try therapy when cracks first appeared in their marriage. There are no fights. We talk all the time on the phone.
Arnie and wife Maria with their children Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher at a pre-premiere softball game Image: I am so happy with the job we have done with the kids and the job the kids have done. In the original film, Arnie played a T cyborg who returns to kill Sarah Connor to stop her future son John becoming the leader of the resistance in a war against machines. It was a huge hit, followed in by Terminator 2: Judgement Day — then the most expensive film ever made.
The Austrian-born star moved to the US aged 21 during his days as a bodybuilding champ. Arnie in his bodybuilding days Image: Arnold shot to fame in Terminator As his eight-year stint as Governor of California ended, he made a successful return to action films in hits such as The Expendables. But, he admits, he had his doubts as to whether he would be accepted after his break from movies. I have a lot of very good friends around me that really care about me, including my girlfriend and my kids and my family.
I always feel like I am surrounded and backed up by people that really care about me. Arnie with girlfriend Heather Image: And think about what effect they have on other people.