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From the moment Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child with his housekeeper became public knowledge, there have been rumblings of other hidden affairs -- and even other illegitimate children. The second alleged mistress to come forward is 52-year-old Gigi Goyette, a former child actress (she was on Little House on the Prairie) who says her affair with Schwarzenegger, 63, started when she was a teenager. In an interview with Extra on Wednesday, Goyette told her story -- which Schwarzenegger's rep, of course, is denying.
Goyette says that she first became intimate with Schwarzenegger after they met on a Malibu beach in the late '70s. He was a famous 27-year-old bodybuilder, and she was a 16-year-old aspiring actress.
"It's pretty much the first time I had sex with anybody in my life," says Goyette, who adds that Arnold has an "overpowering way with women."
The affair with Schwarzenegger was short-lived -- at first. Goyette claims that they rekindled their relationship in the '80s, when the action star was married to Shriver and Goyette was working at his Annual Fitness Convention. She claims that they had many secret trysts, sometimes at hotels where Schwarzenegger was staying with his family.
Goyette tells Extra that she's speaking out now because she wants to apologize to Shriver. "I am very sorry for the mistakes I made in the past and for being intimate with your husband," she says. "And I would hope that you would forgive me for that." Goyette's lawyer, Gloria Allred, adds that her client is coming forward simply to "set the record straight."
But Schwarzenegger's camp is claiming that Goyette made the whole thing up. His lawyer points out reports that Goyette was paid $20,000 to tell her story to the National Enquirer in 2001.
"This woman recently sold at least four stories to the tabloids relating to my client," the former governor's attorney tells People. "She's just a person who wants to make money selling stories. Her actions speak for themselves."
Whether Goyette's story is true or false (or somewhere in the middle), she's opened the floodgates for other women who may have fooled around with the married star. And everyone who's ever met the guy seems convinced that there must be other women. Goyette says that Schwarzenegger has a "voracious appetite" and needs "a lot of physical attention." Jane Seymour told a CNN reporter that she'd heard gossip about two other children. Maria Shriver is reportedly hiring a private investigator to look into other affairs. It's certainly possible that Schwarzenegger's philandering stopped with50-year-old housekeeper Mildred Baena -- but whether it's because we're all jaded by Tiger Woods and Jesse James, or simply because of Arnold's irreverent image, he's not exactly getting the benefit of the doubt.
Even the state of California is turning against Schwarzenegger. According to Radar Online, the Office of the Attorney General is investigating charges that ex-governor used state-funded security teams to escort women in and out of his hotel room. That's women -- plural. And we expect to hear from each of them (and their soon-to-be attorney, Gloria Allred) any day now.