Arnold Schwarzenegger confirms he had an affair with Brigitte Nielsen
Brigitte Nielsen revealed that she and Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair in her own memoir, last year.
And now Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he cheated on his then girlfriend and now ex-wife Maria Shriver with actress Brigitte Nielsen.
The Terminator star has made the explosive revelation in his own new autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, says that he and Brigitte Nielsen shared a passionate tryst whilst filming their sword and sorcery/action film Red Sonja in 1985.
At the time, Arnold Schwarzenegger was dating and living with Maria Shriver, who he went on to marry a year later.
Meanwhile, in 1985, Brigitte Nielsen was married to fellow action star and one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pals, Sylvester Stallone.
In her own book You Only Get One Life, Brigitte Nielsen, who for years has struggled with alcohol addiction, claims she didn’t know Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved with another woman during their affair.
His book has become one of the most talked about celebrity autobiography in recent memory.
But the action star is said to be keeping all the profits of the book to himself.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger did not send his estranged wife a copy of his book, as he does not want her to claim a share of the money that it is making.
The Terminator star is reportedly hell-bent on keeping all of the proceeds from the tome for himself, even though his relationship with Maria Shriver is a key strand of his story.
Sources close to the couple made the shocking claims to TMZ.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were together for 34 years and married for 25, and their times together are exhaustively dealt with in the forthcoming book.
They married in April 1986, and have four children together – Katherine, 22, Christina, 21, Patrick, 19, and 15-year-old Christopher.
However, Arnold Schwarzenegger has allegedly made it clear to her that the book is his property, and she will not be getting her hands on any part of his multi-million dollar advance or the bumper royalties.
It has also been claimed the love cheat has been trying to give Maria Shriver a raw deal during financial settlement negotiations.
An insider said: “Arnold has been really stingy with Maria and the kids, which is amazing considering what he did.”
Apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger is treating the divorce like just another business deal, rather than seeing the cash sum as a symbol of the parting of the relationship he had with the mother of his children.
This is despite the sources also claiming he begged for her to return to him as recently as last week.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the 56-year-old author and activist turned down the request.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s representative reportedly told TMZ divorce settlement negotiations are ongoing so no agreement has been struck.
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