Perhaps it was inevitable that the housekeeper at the center of the Arnold Schwarzenegger saga would finally speak out — to a British tabloid.
Mildred Baena has given an interview to Hello!, a U.K. celebrity glossy, in which she poses for a photo with the son she had by the former governor.
His name is Joseph, it turns out — and yes, he looks like Arnold.
It’s that growing resemblance, she tells the magazine, that prompted Maria Shriver to confront her — somewhat gently, it seems — several months ago: “She would say things like, ‘I’m here if you need to talk.’ I sensed something was up. . . Finally, she asked point blank.” Baena says Shriver was sympathetic: “She was so strong. She cried with me and told me to get off my knees.”
She also said Joseph learned about a year ago that the movie star was his dad. His reaction, she says: “Cool!”
Read earlier: Schwarzenegger’s love child: How did he keep the secret so long?, 5/17/11