Arnold Schwarzenegger Writes About Affair, Hopes to Save Marriage

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In his upcoming autobiography, Arnold Schwarzenegger talks more candidly than ever about the lies and the actions that destroyed his marriage.

One new detail revealed in Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story? Schwarzenegger only admitted his affair with housekeeper Mildred Patricia Baena after Maria Shriver asked him about it.

In therapy.

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"The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said, 'Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child - whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred,'" the actor writes of an early January 2011 session. "I told the therapist, 'It's true.'"

Schwarzenegger then started to beg.

He says he told Shriver he had "screwed up" and she was the "perfect wife," adding that he remained "turned on" by her.

It didn't work, of course, as Shriver filed for divorce later that year.

But rumors sprung up in March that the pair might get back together, and Arnold makes it clear that his dream scenario.

"You can call this denial," he writes of an eventual reconciliation. "But it's the way my mind works."

Schwarzenegger's memoir comes out on October 1. Will you buy it?