Update 1:05 PM | Maria Shriver has released a statement, calling this a "painful and heartbreaking time" in her life and asks for privacy. Read More

It's been a stressful time in Arnold Schwarzenegger's personal life lately. Not only did he and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, recently announce their separation, the former California governor has now come forward and admitted he fathered a love child with a former staffer.

According to the Los Angeles Times, Shriver moved out of the couple's shared Brentwood, Calif., home after Schwarzenegger learned he had a child with a member of their household staff over a decade ago.

"After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago," Schwarzenegger said Monday in a statement. "I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry."

The statement continued, "I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not."