Baena opens up about her affair with Arnold

London: Arnold Schwarzenegger`s former housekeeper has broken her silence on her affair with the actor that led to the breakdown of his marriage with wife Maria Shriver.

Mildred Baena, who is also the mother of Schwarzenegger`s lovechild, says Shriver cried with her after confronting her and discovering the truth.

The 50-year-old talked about the moment Shriver discovered the sordid secret that she had kept for almost 14 years in an interview with Hello magazine.

"Maria did ask me directly if Joseph was Arnold`s son and I just broke down. I dropped to my knees and I was crying, saying that, yes, he was and I was so sorry," Guatemala-born Baena said.

"She was so strong. She cried with me and told me to get off my knees. We held each other and I told her it wasn`t Arnold`s fault, that it takes two.