The housekeeper that bore Arnold Schwarzenegger's child is Mildred Patricia Baena, according to TMZ and Radar Online in separate reports. While she was a housekeeper and assistant in the Schwarzenegger-Shriver home, Baena and the future governor would have unprotected sex during the day and were never caught, TMZ says. Schwarzenegger was not told the child was his until the boy was a toddler, the site reports. TMZ blocks the boy's face in photos posted online but says "his features are eerily like Arnold's." Baena is said to live "in a 4 bedroom house with a pool, several hours outside of L.A. with the boy and her 3 other kids." The Los Angeles Times, which broke the story of the Schwarzenegger love child this morning, has declined to name the mother.
From tonight's New York Times story, co-bylined by the paper's former bureau chief in Los Angeles, Jennifer Steinhauer, and current bureau chief Adam Nagourney:
The stories were flying around eight years ago, when Arnold Schwarzenegger was in the midst of his unlikely attempt to unseat Gray Davis, the Democratic governor: Mr. Schwarzenegger, married to Maria Shriver, had fathered a child with a woman who worked at the couple’s Brentwood estate.
Mr. Schwarzenegger’s advisers had heard it. So had top aides to Mr. Davis, whom Mr. Schwarzenegger would go on to unseat. But in the closing days of what was a circus of a campaign, the rumors got pushed aside as Mr. Schwarzenegger dealt with a barrage of seemingly more credible allegations that he had groped and molested women during his years as a movie star, charges that Ms. Shriver battled back forcefully, contributing in large part to his victory.