Last week we got word that former California governor and macho man actor Arnold Schwarzenegger would be separating from his wife Maria Shriver. That was sad, but reports said that it was blowing in the wind in the couple's respective camps.
But then this morning, we find out that the governor fathered a child 10 years ago with a household maid that his family had hired. For some reason, we always had this rose-tinted view of Arnold and Maria as this dream couple. You know, Austrian strongman and Kennedy family glamazon get together, make beautiful babies, start a few charities, run California, and ride off into the sunset like Ronnie and Nancy.
"After leaving the governor's office, I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger, 63, said in a public statement. "I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."
Wait, holy shit! He's 63 years old? It seems like just yesterday my dad was forcing me to watch Pumping Iron and yelling at me for not benching my own weight before I could even grow pubes. I really am getting old.
It's a sad end to what looked like a great storybook marriage, but to be honest, Arnold has always been sorta creepy. If you watch this video of the bodybuilder carousing in Rio during Carnival, this week makes complete sense. Please enjoy the 2:20 mark. To help soothe your nerves and dry your tears as we lament the end of Arnold and Maria, we found 10 of the best pictures of Arnold ever. Or worst. Or burst?
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And sure, wanna see Arnold naked? You came this far.....(NSFW)