In his recent interview on 60 Minutes, Arnold Schwarzenegger said that his extra-marital affair with his housekeeper, Mildred Baena, was “the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship.” Which begged the question “What other stupid things did Arnold do while he was married to Maria Shriver?” The answer to that question is in his new memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, where he also admits to a “hot affair” with Surreal Life star Brigitte Nielsen while he was with Shriver in the 1980s.
He explains that the two hooked up in 1985, during the time they were filming Red Sonja together, corroborating a story Nielsen herself revealed last year in her own memoir. Though Schwarzenegger was not yet married to Shriver, they were living together and he explains that the relationship with Nielsen made him realize he wanted to marry Shriver. Nielsen later went on to marry Sylvester Stallone and, after that, well, Flavor Flav happened. She’s now happily married to Mattia Desi, who appeared on Strange Love after she and Flav broke up.
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