When Maria Shriver, a Kennedy, married Arnold Schwarzenegger, their relationship was both romantically and politically charged. Despite the fact that he apparently misses the mother of his children — who urged forgiveness for his infidelity — it seems that neither he nor CBS made an effort to have her included in the “60 Minutes” interview to tell her side of the story. “The Terminator’s” interview, with Lesley Stahl kissing up to him, shut out Shriver. CBS reported that he shared “a wealth of new information about his life, as detailed in his autobiography, ‘Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.'” In fact, on the September 30, 2012 program, he even revealed that he had a hot affair with Brigitte Nielsen. It seems the affair took place while he was dating Shriver. (Full transcript at Arnold Schwarzenegger: Success and secrets.)
This from TMZ.com:
TMZ.com reported that Shriver is not pleased. “Maria Shriver to 60 Minutes — You Tick Tick Tick Me Off!!!”
“Get this … 60 Minutes did its interview with Arnold Schwarzenegger without ever contacting Maria Shriver — to get her take on the things he said in his autobiography … and she’s not happy about it.
“Sources very familiar with the situation tell TMZ … a 60 Minute producer made calls Monday to friends of Maria — AFTER Arnold’s interview was shot — to see if she had a general comment about the book … but the producer never gave specifics about what Arnold said in the interview or the book. We’re told the piece was already in the can, and Maria had “no interest” in commenting — especially because it’s ridiculous to wedge a comment of hers in a long piece.” TMZ.com
In May of 2011 amid reports that Shriver was about to file for divorce, Us Magazine said that Shriver was encouraging her children to forgive their father. This followed the example of the late Elizabeth Edwards who wanted her children to see John Edwards as a loving dad and not a cheating spouse who had fathered a love child.
Schwarzenegger also fathered a love child. On the news program he said it was “the stupidest” thing he ever did.
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