LOS ANGELES (LALATE) – Mildred Patricia Baena’s husband, Rogelio Baena, has remained silent about the love child his then wife had during her affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Mildred Patricia Baena (MySpace photos below) falsely claimed Rogelio Baena was the father of her son when he was born in a San Fernando Valley hospital fourteen years ago. Until this year, Maria Shriver never knew that her maid’s child was not from husband Rogelio Baena but with from Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Rogelio Baena, as reported first on LALATE on Monday, remains the key the puzzle of deceptions that went on between Arnold Schwarzenegger and his family, and his electorate, the last decade. Rogelio Baena and Mildred Patricia Baena are no longer married. But several key questions remain at play as of midday today.
When Mildred Patricia Baena’s employment in the Schwarzenegger-Shriver household ended in recent weeks (by some accounts four weeks ago, by other accounts as early as January), Shriver and children did not know of the affair. They also didn’t know that Baena had a love child with Schwarzenegger, kept secret for fourteen years.
At the time that Baena’s employment ended (either by “retirement” as one report claims or by “firing” as another asserts), she was already single. In fact, an online social networking account of the maid at MySpace listed her single as early at 2008. The maid worked for Schwarzenegger for twenty years. While the child was born thirteen years ago, it remains unclear how many of those twenty years Schwarzenegger and Baena had a secret affair inside the Schwarzenegger-Shriver home.
While Rogelio Baena was listed as the father of the child when the child was born on October 2, 1997, how soon thereafter did Rogelio Baena learn that the child’s father was actually his wife’s employer? News reports claim that the maid and Arnold kept the secret from the Shriver family until just weeks ago. But how long did the maid keep the same secret from her then husband Rogelio Baena and her son?
Arnold Schwarzenegger has yet to comment about Mildred Patricia Baena or Rogelio Baena. He has been unavailable to news media. His news admission about the affair was released quickly on a Monday night without any available for news briefing. The announcement was given after Schwarzenegger left office as Governor. During his terms in office, Schwarzenegger never revealed to California residents the affair and often suggested a desire to run for the U.S. Presidency. On Wednesday morning, local Los Angeles broadcast news interviewed residents about their thoughts about the Schwarzenegger affair. Most said they would not patronize any of the actor’s upcoming film projects.
Yesterday, Schwarzenegger stayed far away from the news media. His office on Main Street in Venice near Rose was filled with a sea of photographers. A single shot of him departing in his Bentley Continental convertible, alone, and clearly disturbed, was the sole news image that press have gotten of the actor since the scandal erupted.
Added to the mix is a revelation that Maria Shriver and Baena were pregnant at the same time. Shriver was pregnant with Christopher Sargent while Baena was pregnant with Schwarzenegger’s son. Schwarzenegger’s son Christopher would be born September 27. Baena’s son would be born on October 2.
Shriver issued a news statement yesterday that said the recent days have been a ” painful and heartbreaking time. As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal.” Maria added “I will have no further comment.” Schwarzenegger has four children with Shriver.
Since that statement, Shriver came onto the Oprah stage for the talk show host’s bash. At the United Center this week,
Shriver told Winfrey that she has “given me love, support, wisdom and most of all the truth.” Shriver has also told fans on Twitter this week “Thank you all for the kindness, support and compassion. I am humbled by the love. Thank you.”