Even as she had an affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger and raised his love child, Mildred "Patty" Baena admired and was obsessed with Maria Shriver.
Perhaps that might help explain why the housekeeper came clean when confronted by Shriver very recently, which a new report suggests she did.
Arnold Schwarzenegger did not voluntarily tell his wife that he fathered a love child with Mildred Baena, sources say, but did admit it when asked.
That happened after Maria Shriver confronted Baena, who confessed.
It's still not clear if Shriver found out before or during the course of the L.A. Times breaking the story, but that's how it supposedly went down at home.
In his only statement on the topic, Arnold said: "After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago.”
Those carefully chosen words don’t tell the story, according to Radar.
“Maria has suspected this for a long time and confronted her,” a source said. “The housekeeper admitted it. Maria then went to Arnold and he confessed.”
He didn’t volunteer the information, which had been a secret for over 14 years, and could have remained that way if Shriver hadn’t asked him.
Baena was NOT fired by Arnold, says another source, despite earlier reports, nor did she threaten to expose Schwarzenegger for any reason.