Mother of Schwarzenegger's Love Child Has a Few Things To Say

She introduces her son Joseph and wishes Maria Shriver well

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The all-consuming Weinergate scandal took much of the air out of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child bombshell. But for those waiting to hear Mildred Baena, the governator's maid and one-time lover, give her side of the story, then British tabloid Hello! magazine has her first interview. Not that it's particularly revelatory. Most of the teaser is devoted to introducing her Arnold-fathered son, Joseph: "When his grandmother sat [Joseph] down one year ago to explain that Arnold Schwarzenegger was his father, he exclaimed: 'Cool!." And notes that Maria Shriver had suspected what was up: "She would say things like, 'I’m here if you need to talk.' I sensed something was up. I have so much love and respect for Maria." In short: we learn that she very belatedly gives well wishes to the now-separated couple and shows off a picture of her son. As Gawker's Maureen O'Conner noticed, the most noteworthy thing about the exclusive, at least from a gossip pecking order perspective, is that Hello! didn't think there'd be enough interest in the story to bump Kate Middleton from the cover.

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