Schwarzenegger had secret child with staffer

NewsChannel 10

California - Arnold Schwarzenegger has made a shocking announcement...that he had an affair and fathered a child with a member of his household staff.

The former California governor says it happened more than a decade ago and that he told his wife, Maria Shriver, earlier this year.

The couple announced last week they were separating after 25 years of marriage.

The child was reportedly born before Schwarzenegger ran for office and the staff member continued working in the family's home after having the baby.

Reports show the former governor has provided financial assistance for the child all along.