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Wow! Just when you thought things were bad enough for former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, we now hear the news reports today in which Schwarzenegger reportedly acknowledges a past alleged relationship with a former household staff member and that this relationship produced a love child a decade ago! You will recall that, earlier, this past week, the former governor and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, had publicly announced their separation. Thereafter, we have now heard this stunning revelation today about the alleged cause of the celebrity couple's split.
Hopefully, the paparazzi will honor requests made by both Schwarzenegger and Shriver for privacy for her and the couple's four children. Of course, we can also hope that the media will also leave alone the former staff member and her child, too. But we won't hold our collective breaths, will we?
As we have seen before, it is bad enough when things like this occur in the marriage of any average citizen. And adultery, infidelity, cheating, "fooling around," or whatever you want to call it, do occur "out there," don't they? But perhaps the public scrutiny and, in particular, the relentless probing by the paparazzi, often only compound the problems in celebrity marriages. In many respects, this is a sad situation with complicated issues. Hopefully, the parties involved will be able to address the tough issues involved, as best they can. Don't you agree?