Former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has announced that he will put any film comeback plans on hold until further notice while dealing with a personal crisis sparked by the revelation that he fathered a secret love child.
The confession by Schwarzenegger came only four months after leaving political office. His lawyer, Patrick Knapp, said he had requested, on behalf of Mr Schwarzenegger, that his agency, Creative Artists Agency, stop all planning on new projects, including the Terminator franchise.
“Governor Schwarzenegger is focusing on personal matters and is not willing to commit to any production schedules or timelines. This includes Cry Macho, The Terminator franchise and other projects under consideration,” Mr Knapp said.
63 year-old Schwarzenegger announced the separation from his wife Maria Shriver last week, and this week he told media that the separation was a result of him telling her about a child he fathered without telling her more than a decade ago.
The other woman has been identified as Mildred Patricia Baena, the couple’s housekeeper for two decades, until leaving in January of this year.
According to People magazine, Shriver has hired top divorce lawyer, Laura Wasser, although a source is quoted as saying: “Maria hasn’t decided yet if she wants to end her marriage.”