Arnold Schwarzenegger's mistress Mildred Patricia Baena fired, not retired
Threatened to go public
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—The longtime staff member who mothered a child with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger threatened to go public with details of their illicit affair because he fired her, it was reported today.
According to celebrity news website RadarOnline.com, the real reason behind the former governor's admission that he fathered a son with Mildred Patricia Baena was because of Baena's reaction when Schwarzenegger fired her from her housekeeper's job in an attempt to save his crumbling marriage.
"Mildred was furious that the father of her 14-year-old son would callously fire her from her job after decades of loyal service,'' one of the woman's confidantes reportedly told RadarOnline, speaking on condition of anonymity. "She admitted to friends how she finally wanted to tell the secret—that she had kept faithfully for 14 years—to the world.''
According to RadarOnline, it was not known if Baena's tell-all plan was ever executed, or if the threat prompted Schwarzenegger's disclosure about the child.
However, the revelation that she was fired is in direct contradiction to claims that she retired in January after two decades of working for Schwarzenegger and Shriver.
"Mildred did not retire ... she was working for Arnold and Maria until about four weeks ago,'' a source reportedly told RadarOnline.
LOS ANGELES, Calif.—Former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver separated after she learned he fathered a child with a longtime member of their household staff, the Los Angeles Times reported today.
Shriver moved out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger admitted fathering the child, The Times reported.
LONG BEACH - First lady Michelle Obama was added today to the list of speakers who will attend The Women's Conference 2010 in Long Beach organized by California first lady Maria Shriver.
"I am honored to welcome first lady Michelle Obama back to The Women's Conference," Shriver said. "Mrs. Obama and I not only share a commitment to service, women, military families, community health and many other issues, but also share the role of wife and mother, of which she is a stunning example.''
Sports media giant ESPN gave some of its 7,000 employees pink slips on Tuesday, the network said in a statement.
The Bristol, Connecticut-based company said it was looking at the financial bottom line.
“We are implementing changes across the company to enhance our continued growth while smartly managing costs. While difficult, we are confident that it will make us more competitive, innovative and productive,” the statement said.
LOS ANGELES, Calif. — The Los Angeles Clippers fired coach Vinny Del Negro today, even though he guided the team to a franchise-record 56 victories and the first division championship in its 43-season history.
A Louisiana TV station has defended its decision to fire a Black meteorologist, Rhonda Lee, insisting that she repeatedly violated company policy by responding to comments on its Facebook page.
Lee first spoke out on the Facebook page of KTBS-TV in October when a viewer wrote: “the Black lady that does the news is a very nice lady. The only thing is she needs to wear a wig or grow some more hair, I’m not sure if she is a cancer patient,” he continued, “but still it’s not something myself that I think looks good on TV.”