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“I hated the very idea of ordinary life”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Rejected the Woman He Loved to Create a $450M Empire

“I hated the very idea of ordinary life”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Rejected the Woman He Loved to Create a $450M Empire

Arnold Schwarzenegger is preparing to publicly share the intimate parts of his life in a new documentary series. Known for his tough roles in action movies, the Terminator star will produce a three-part docuseries that will head to Netflix next month.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Entitled “Arnold”, the actor will serve as the “orator of his own story” as a former professional bodybuilder and politician. While the glitz and glamour of show business have always put him in a good light, Schwarzenegger will fearlessly unveil the stories of his failed marriage, alleged affairs, and open relationships.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger And His Tempestuous Romances

Before he found fame in Hollywood, Arnold Schwarzenegger was a bodybuilder. In 1968, he met Barbara Outland whom he had a relationship. They frequently went to the beach and lived a simple life, but their romance did not last for long due to the actor’s profession.

Outland wanted to get married and have children, while Schwarzenegger was not into the idea. They broke up in 1975, and in his memoir, the actor wrote (via Mirror):

Basically, it came down to this: she was a well-balanced woman who wanted an ordinary, solid life, and I was not a well-balanced man and hated the very idea of ordinary life.”

Following the split, the Predator actor met Sue Moray, a Hollywood hairstylist. They engaged in an open relationship where they made specific arrangements. Moray told The Sunday Times:

When he was in town, he would be committed to me, and I would live with him and go to work from his house. But when he was out of town, we were free to do whatever we wanted and to date anyone else we wanted.”

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Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger

This situation allowed Schwarzenegger to meet another lover, Maria Shriver. It was rumored that while in a relationship with her, he was also sleeping with other women. Despite the controversy, the couple pushed through with their marriage. They had four children named Katherine Eunice (1989), Christina Maria Aurelia (1991), Patrick Arnold (1993), and Christopher Sargent (1997).

The marriage did not stop the True Lies actor from having an affair with their family housekeeper. Mildred Baena gave birth to a son just five days after Shriver gave birth to her youngest child. Joseph, the illegitimate son, grew up looking exactly like Schwarzenegger. The truth came out in 2010.

This was Shriver’s last straw for filing a divorce from the actor after twenty-five years of marriage. The separation was finalized in 2021. Now, Schwarzenegger is currently dating Heather Milligan, who works as a physical therapist, since 2013.

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Netflix Gives Fans A Closer Look At Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Private Life And Career

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Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s troubled and tumultuous love life has been the subject of headlines over the past decades. As Netflix chronicles the actor’s journey from living in the countryside of Austria to reaching the American dream, these series of interviews will give fans a glimpse of the highs and the lows of Schwarzenegger’s lengthy career.

Some of the actor’s famous movie credits include Conan the Barbarian, Twins, and The Last Action Hero. He will also star in Netflix’s upcoming spy-adventure television series called FUBAR, which will be released on May 25, 2023.

Source: Mirror, The Sunday Times

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Written by Ariane Cruz

I write feature articles for FandomWire, mostly focusing on Marvel, DC, Star Wars, Netflix, HBO, and Hollywood news.