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Maria Shriver's People Leaked Arnold Baby Story

5/24/2011 5:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

The Arnold Schwarzenegger baby drama story was leaked to the media by Maria Shriver's own people ... and they did it because Maria was so angry at Arnold, she wanted to do it herself.

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TMZ has new information from sources connected to Maria.  We're told when Maria found out that Arnold was the father of Mildred Patty Baena's son, she was "hysterical" and wanted to hold a news conference blowing the lid off the scandal.

We're told Maria's friends talked her off a ledge and a plan was eventually hatched to leak the details to the L.A. Times and TMZ.

And we have new information about when Maria found out about the baby.  Now we're told Maria learned about Arnold's love child in late April or very early May. 

The timeline further supports the story TMZ broke earlier -- that Maria was miserable in her marriage and wanted out for a long time.  As we first reported, Maria was looking at pricey L.A. condos back in January with a Beverly Hillls realtor.

Maria has told friends for nearly two years she wanted a divorce but never pulled the trigger.  Maria, we're told, is now ready to end the marriage.

As for Arnold, our sources say he's upset Maria was talking to her friends about the scandal.  Arnold and his people know the story leaked through Maria's camp.

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301.

lisa2    

Maria did not do a terrible thing.
Why keep this hidden. What if Arnie decided to run for office again. People need to know what low morals he has. She did the right thing for her and her children.


You people must been MildredPatty's friends.

1190 days ago
302.

gretchen    

97% of the comments bashing Maria are from people who joined TMZ 16 hours to 3 days ago, hmmmmmm.

Arnold's paid posters/PR people trying to do some damage control.

1190 days ago
303.

Team Arnold    

KEITH and LOVE MY FANS are both right on the money! I am a married woman, but things are not always as they seem. We are not privy to the intimate details of their marriage, but for her to leak this story shows that she is a coward and does not care about anyone but herself - not even her children or the innocent half-sibling to her children. She threw them all out into this media frenzy, and she should be ashamed of herself! So much for a mother protecting her children! Shame on you Maria! Arnold may have screwed you over, but you screwed your children over!

1189 days ago
304.

cowgirl    

Gotta love the way, no matter hor rottten, devious,
and scheming a man is....they always target the wife who did NOT cheat. There are tons of lovely photos of Maria...they put up the worst pics of her possible. We ALL take good and bad photos...c'mon. For those attacking the wifes appearance....where's YOUR photo at 55, and 4 kids later????
Maria has done more CHARITY work than most on here, shallow as they are, bashing her photo, like that is whats really important in life???
The gold diggin' maid got her GOLDEN EGG, NEW HOME, early retirement...MORE THAN MOST TAXPAYERS ARE GETTING THESE DAYS. It sure PAYS to spread your legs for a RICH married man.
Get real..ARNOLD IS THE ONE WHO *LEAKED!* Maria is supposed to 'not tell'??? Arnies lucky she didnt shoot him..... puhleeezzzeee....stop attacking Maria for doing what 'most women' do at some point...trusting thier own husband...when they should not believe a damnnn word the guy says

1189 days ago
305.

Mike    

@Keith: Oh please, charging Maria with damaging the earning capacity of the children's father is ridiculous! Even after the divorce Arnold will be worth over $100M... I hardly think the children's lifestyle is in jeopardy.

1189 days ago
306.

betty    

What has looks got to do with anything. Just shows how shallow some people are.There is no justification for what was done to Maria and the children. These people are not teenagers but mature adults that know better no wonder young people don't respect adults any longer its the do as I say but don't do as I do type of parents. When sex becomes the primary factor in a marriage then there is no marriage. Anyone that is married or has been knows there are other factors involved. The people that cheat do it because they want to and have personality flaws it has no bearing on the person being cheated on.

1189 days ago
307.

Sautxyca    

Maria looked equally scary at Oprah's finale; no amount of spa work or plastic surgery can erase years upon years of teeth-gritting farce ... hell hath no fury like a classic Scorpio gal scorned, used and humiliated. I have less than zero sympathy for our ex-Governator and first lady — no pun intended. She struck when the timing was right, as most California voters know.

1189 days ago
308.

Linda Bell    

So what, big deal. Maria knew what was going on. No one can be that stupid. Arnold was in the wrong, but it takes two to tango.

1189 days ago
309.

tiredofthisho    

Sorry, Arnold and the maid have the worst morals ever. It borders on sociopathic to bring that into your home and marital bed.

Maria did not have to know, I think she would have moved out a long time ago because she does not want to be in that house.
In most divorces the woman stays in the house so she has a better claim to it.

Arnold is just a gross pitiful insecure rhoided out old man who couldn't be satisfied with the beautiful family he had and commit to it. He not only betrayed his wife but he betrayed his children enormously. Notice how they are taking sides even though they still love their father. hmmmmm

1189 days ago
310.

tiredofthisho    

LOL @Gretchen you are absolutely right. Most of the anti Maria comments come from new TMZ commenters. Likely paid posters a la Mel Gibson and Lindsay Lohan it would be hilarious if it weren't so sad.

Arnold may recover from this by the time he is 70, doubt he will get a big action picture role.

So glad they cancelled the Governator and pipeline projects. Have not desire to see his bloated ego in another movie.

Arnold = ICK!!!

1189 days ago
311.

user1    

Ethically it was wrong of Maria leak out details of this scandal.

You don't put your private business out there to the media. Take care of your **** in private if you truly care about your family.

What kind of mother does this to her children? Then she tries to act all quiet in front of paparazzi when they're trying to get sound bytes.

1188 days ago
312.

tiredofthisho    

Sorry but we don't know that Maria leaked the story, could be Arnold's team putting that out there.

You know what you don't do YOU DON'T HAVE A BABY WITH THE MAID AND HAVE AN AFFAIR IN YOUR WIFE AND CHILDREN'S HOME.

This needed to be leaked so people don't trust lying Arnold ever again.

1188 days ago
313.

JOHN    

1. "WHAT IS THIS DEFACATION ABOUT MARIA AND ARNOLD HAVING AN OPEN MARRIAGE - DID THEY EVEN TRY RELATIONSHIP EXPERTS FOR MARVELOUSLY IMPROVING {a} FAMILY OR {b} INTIMACY RELATIONSHIPS - LIKE GARY SMALLY OR JOHN GREY TO HELP THEM AND THEIR FAMILY - IT IS NOT TO LATE EVEN THOUGH IT SEAMS REAL MESSED-UP." YES, ALL THE BROTHERS AND SISTERS SHOULD BE SENT ON A SEPARATE VACATION WITHOUT THE PARENTS THIS SUMMER LIKE WITH A TRUSTED FAMILY MEMBER OR TRUSTED FRIEND INCLUDING THE NEW HALF MEXICAN BROTHER - THEY WILL HAVE TO DEAL WITH IT SOONER OR LATER - BETTER SOONER AND GARY SMALLY COULD HELP THESE CHILDREN WITH ADJUSTMENT RELATING AND RELATIONSHIP TECHNIQUES TO MAKE THINGS GO SMOOTHER. "THIS IS A SCREWY-TEARFUL FLOODING-SHAME THAT THEY DID NOT TRY RELATONSHIP TECHNIQUES FOR INTIMACY AND REGAINING THEIR ATTRACTION - STILL NOT TO LATE BUT THEY NEED TIME TO COOL OFF THIS NUCLEAR RELATIONSHIP VOLCANO!"

2. THANK YOU!

LOVE - JOHN

1186 days ago
314.

Dexter    

They shouldn't even keep using the maid's name- even if she had his kid, she's not a movie star, nor a descendant of anyone who held the presidency, she's just 'the help'. The one who has the best chance of coming out of this is Shriver. The other two can forget about it, they're done. Well, maybe they can hang out with those late-night celebrity roast people.

1186 days ago
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