The four (legitimate) children of Arnold Schwarzenegger are rallying around their mother, Maria Shriver, amid the love child scandal that exploded this week.
Three days after Arnold admitted he had a love a child with former household staffer Mildred "Patty" Baena, Maria is understandably reeling from the news.
The couple's four children - Katherine, 21, and Christina, 19, Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13 - are struggling as well, but are rallying around their mom.
Katherine, Christina and Patrick with Maria Shriver.
"The kids are all banding together to support their mom right now and they're doing their best to stay out of the spotlight," a family source tells Us Weekly.
The fact that Arnold kept the secret for 14 years, and that Baena is close to the family and was obsessed with Maria Shriver, make this harder to bear.
The former California governor's wife of 25 years struggles to maintain a brave face, her kids seek comfort in oldest sibling Katherine, who frequently acted as a "second parent" while Schwarzenegger was on the campaign trail.
"Katherine is really upset about this and how her mom is right now," the source adds.