Mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's Child Revealed

The woman with whom the former California governor fathered a child out of wedlock is reportedly 50-year-old Mildred Baena

News broke on Tuesday that Arnold Schwarzenegger had fathered a child more than 10 years ago with a former member of his household staff -- and it was that revelation that had caused his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, to move out of their home. Now multiple reports claim that the identity of the other woman has been uncovered.

Radar Online reports that 50-year-old Mildred Baena is the mother of Schwarzenegger's love child. "She's the one," one inside source says.

Baena worked for Schwarzenegger, 63, and Shriver, 50, as a housekeeper and assistant for 20 years, cooking and cleaning for the power couple. According to TMZ, she made $1,200 a week and was always treated well by the actor-turned-politician. Their affair began in the late '90s and always took place at the Schwarzenegger home. Baena retired in January of this year -- the same month that Schwarzenegger stepped down from his post as governor of California and told Shriver about his affair.

Baena spoke to The L.A. Times on Monday without revealing her identity, as news of the scandal began to break. "I wanted to achieve my 20 years, then I asked to retire," she said.

The child -- who is now believed to be as old as 14, according to the The New York Times -- was born before Schwarzenegger began his stint as governor. And although Baena did not initially reveal to Schwarzenegger that the child was his, eventually the truth came out. The secret was kept from Shriver and the rest of the household staff.

Baena now lives outside Los Angeles in a four-bedroom home with the boy (whose name has not been revealed) and her three other children.

Schwarzenegger has four other children with Shriver, ages 14 to 21. Before the scandal broke, he had been reportedly planning to re-start his movie career with another Terminator film.

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