Boy's reaction to being Schwarzenegger's son: 'Cool!'
Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver are now separated.
June 15th, 2011
07:40 AM ET

Boy's reaction to being Schwarzenegger's son: 'Cool!'

When the 13-year-old son of Arnold Schwarzenegger's former housekeeper found out the Terminator was his father, he answered with one word: "Cool!"

That's what the housekeeper, Mildred Baena, tells HELLO! magazine, in what the British publication says will be her first and only interview on the subject.

The housekeeper told the magazine she didn't realize at first that the boy, Joseph, was Schwarzenegger's son.

“It was as Joseph grew and I started to see the resemblance that I wondered – but It became more apparent as time went on,” HELLO! quotes Baena as saying.“I knew Arnold was the father, and maybe as Joseph got older and began to look like him, he (Arnold) wondered. But he never said anything to me.”

Baena also said Schwarzenegger's wife, Maria Shriver, had her suspicions.

“She would say things like, 'I’m here if you need to talk.' I sensed something was up," Baena is quoted as saying. “Finally, she asked point blank.”

Upon learning the truth, Shriver comforted Baena, the housekeeper told HELLO!

"She cried with me. ... We held each other and I told her it wasn’t Arnie’s fault, that it takes two,” Baena is quoted as saying.

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  1. Deja Vu

    This is the alternate ending of 'Meet the Fockers'. Cool!

    June 15, 2011 at 8:05 am | Report abuse |
  2. Jazzzzzzzz

    I'll be back. He he.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:08 am | Report abuse |
  3. sara

    well how about that.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
  4. OneFlewOverTheCuckoo'sNest

    This kid now has a great pick up line..I am the son of Arnold.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:10 am | Report abuse |
    • Anthony Weiner

      If he's going to look anything like Arnie, all he'll need to do is wink. Who needs lines? I'm sending you a tweet that explains it all.

      June 15, 2011 at 2:47 pm | Report abuse |
  5. Roy Rogers

    How touching, "It takes two". The fact is, that is Arnold had not strayed from the reservation, there would not have been two.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:16 am | Report abuse |
    • Dennis

      The housekeeper was married Roy. Guess you didn't get that memo. If she hadn't strayed from the reservation.......

      June 15, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
  6. Annie

    I feel so sorry for the father; the boy he thought was his son for the past 13 years says it's "cool" that Arnold is his father. That must be devastating. Schwarzenegger is a pig and so is that housekeeper.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:27 am | Report abuse |
    • Really?

      The housekeeper's husband divorced her right after the kid was born. He knew the kid was his in name only. He hasn't really been a father to that child.

      June 15, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • sdfasdf

      Birth certificate show as her ex hubs the father. few weeks later they get a divorce and the divorce papers show as no children. The ex-husband knew it was not his father.. now he can go give an interview and make a nice million.

      June 15, 2011 at 10:17 am | Report abuse |
  7. Rum Dumb

    To lose your husband to the housekeeper doesn't reflect well on Maria Shriver

    June 15, 2011 at 8:28 am | Report abuse |
    • jorge washinsen

      Maybe she trusted him.

      June 15, 2011 at 8:34 am | Report abuse |
    • shawn

      She didn't lose her husband to the housekeeper. They had an affair. This doesn't reflect well on Arnie.

      June 15, 2011 at 8:48 am | Report abuse |
    • rasczak

      She already doesn't reflect well. Everytime she looks in the mirror she sees skeletor.

      June 15, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
    • @Rum Dumb

      It's the wife's fault?! What a lovely excuse for cheating husbands everywhere! Your wife is a very lucky woman.

      June 15, 2011 at 9:09 am | Report abuse |
  8. admiral 149

    I hope everyone involved can work together and move forward remembering that the child needs to feel lobed and wanted.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:29 am | Report abuse |
    • Rum Dumb

      What is lobed and I'm not sure I'd want to feel it.

      June 15, 2011 at 8:31 am | Report abuse |
    • Rum Dumb

      I'm only having fun with you it's not like I never screwed-up.

      June 15, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  9. pablo cruise

    So the housekeeper is absolved of her complicity? Is that the message by hugging the wife. Talk about a double standard.
    The housekeeper probably had to do with about 50% of this mess; won't someone disagree?

    June 15, 2011 at 8:30 am | Report abuse |
  10. jorge washinsen

    Now we know why Arney never got hurt when he was hit in the head.His brain was in another place.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  11. Larz

    I heard the kids' reaction was more like "Cha-chingggggggg"

    "Mildred...I'm gonna pump you up"

    June 15, 2011 at 8:32 am | Report abuse |
  12. Really?

    Maria Shriver comes from a political family. Schwarzenegger was still in office at the time. She was trying to save face while he was in office so she made nice with the maid about the whole situation.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:33 am | Report abuse |
  13. Eric

    "it wasn’t Arnie’s fault"

    Good one, sIutty latina housemaid!

    June 15, 2011 at 8:35 am | Report abuse |
  14. jorge washinsen

    When doing a brain operation on the male of our species,some surgeons operate on the wrong end. Sometimes the brain is temporarily located in the wrong place but does, before death move back to its intended position.

    June 15, 2011 at 8:38 am | Report abuse |
  15. Scamtannehill

    Didn't he have heart surgery awhile back. Now if we can get the Maid to tell us just how big a deal this is and then we could find out that the guy that has served for years on the Presidential Health Committee has a history of steroid use. What a week for wieners ! or as Charlie says it WEINING

    June 15, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
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