Arnold Schwarzenegger Confesses to Having ‘Hot Affair’ with Brigitte Nielsen in New Memoir
In Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, the 65-year-old confirms an affair he had more than 20 years ago with actress Brigitte Nielsen, the Associated Press reported over the weekend.
Schwarzenegger and Nielsen starred in the 1985 picture Red Sonja.
According to the AP, the former governor of California confesses in his memoir that he indeed had a “hot affair” with Nielsen, but the “fling” only made him realize his true feelings for then girlfriend Maria Shriver. Schwarzenegger and Shriver were dating at the time and were already living together.
But this isn’t the first time Schwarzenegger’s affair with Nielsen has made headlines.
In 2011, Nielsen released her own memoir that included details of her romantic relationship with the action movie star.
“We both knew that it wouldn’t last beyond the movie, we didn’t hold back . . . we wanted to try everything and so we did. There were no restrictions, no promises, nothing, and it was a great time in my life,” Nielsen wrote.
This is the first time Schwarzenegger has admitted to the affair.
Nielsen, now 49, was briefly married to Sylvester Stallone in the mid ‘80s. The Danish actress and musician has since appeared in a number of small films and in 2008, appeared on Celebrity Rehab with Dr. Drew to overcome her addiction to alcohol.
As Celebuzz reported earlier this week, Total Recall also includes details on how Shriver confronted Schwarzenegger about his infamous affair with Mildred Baena and the secret son he had with his housekeeper.
The confrontation occurred during a couples’ therapy session.
“The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said, ‘Maria wanted o come here today and ask about a child — whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred,’” Schwarzenegger writes in his memoir.
Total Recall comes out Oct. 1.
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