Inside what tore them apart

Telling Maria Shriver about his infidelity and secret love child was only one task on Arnold Schwarzenegger’s to-do list. He also had to break the news to his and Shriver’s four children. The former professional bodybuilder told 60 Minutes his kids “cried” after hearing the news, and he “asked them for forgiveness.” 

Surprisingly, after the dust settled, Schwarzenegger and Shriver put on a united front for the sake of their children. “My parents were very, very big on making sure that we remained a family unit no matter what happened and they did a really good job at that,” their daughter Katherine Schwarzenegger told The Talk (via People).

Years after the scandal wreaked havoc on their lives, things appear to be back to normal for the Schwarzenegger clan — well, settling into a new normal, at least. Though it’s unclear if Schwarzenegger and Shriver’s children have a relationship with Joseph Baena, Katherine said their nuclear family is still “overly obsessed with each other,” and they still “have a lot of love for each other.” For his part, Schwarzenegger has managed to forge a relationship with Joseph. Not only have they been spotted out enjoying each other’s company, but Joseph is following in his dad’s footsteps by pumping iron in the gym.

Wow, would you look at that! This scandalous story might have a happy ending, after all.

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