In an interview aired by 60 Minutes the Hollywood action star, former bodybuilder from Austria and former governor became an expert in living in secret and denial. In his new autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, Schwarzenegger admits his inability to tell the truth with people has hurt the people he loves the most, his family. A series of unfortunate lies that his family would never have appreciated knowing which served him only is not about an inability to tell the truth. They are called the lies a man will tell to his family are not ones to be proud of just to keep up appearances.
The rise of steroids
Throughout a strained 25-year marriage the crucial secrets he kept from Maria Shriver are too numerous to mention including the heart surgery and began with an affair he had while living with her while filming Red Sonja, by having a “hot affair” clandestine with Brigitte Nielsen. One affair after the other lead to the famous affair in the news last year with his housekeeper that led to a child fathered by him and the break-up of his marriage.
“That’s the way I handle things, unfortunately it is not what is best for those who are closest to me. And it has always worked and comes from my bodybuilding days. If you showed your emotions you lost,” he tells reporter Lesley Stahl on 60 Minutes.
Dad on fire
Schwarzenegger ran for office of one of the largest economies in the world, against his wife’s wishes and hoodwinked the popular vote. A conversation with her mother told her to soften her stance or she may regret holding her famous husband back for the rest of her life. “I didn’t want endless conversation about it at home,” Arnold said, fearing her conversations with her famous friends and family. Shriver also had to read about his running for a second term by reading it in the newspapers.
Are you ready for the story you don’t know
His youth and his philosophy, he was always one to build suspense. It appears to be a story about the common failed man who rode his chemical high horse from Austria into the arms of a famous American royal family to the “Govenator of California.” Many a wife and child has suffered through the failure “head of households” to control his desires, dishonesty, lack of values and stepping on other peoples toes to serve only yourself throughout history. Is it really a story we don’t know?