Despite initially trying to keep everything hush-hush and professional, the real reason why Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver split after a quarter of a century together finally came out this week. Turns out, the ex-governor of California had fathered a love child more than a decade ago with a former member of their household staff (she retired after 20 years in January). Although the Australian actor’s behavior is appalling, especially since so many saw the Schwarzennegger-Schriver marriage as iconic, the bodybuilder is certainly not alone in his actions. In fact, he’s not even the first politician to be in this situation. In honor of Arnold’s recent secret baby daddy confession, here are a few other famous love children that were minus one (publicly acknowledged) parent at birth. You may not recognize them, but you probably know who their missing father is. By Kayda Norman for YourTango
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Thomas Beatie, whom the world first met in 2008 as the pregnant man seated on Oprah Winfrey’s couch, has given birth to his third child. And his wife Nancy couldn’t be happier… happy in spite of the fact that she’ll be the one up all night on nursing duty.
You see, even though Nancy (who reps the traditional femme role in the relationship) is unable to carry a child due to a hysterectomy, she is able to breastfeed through the help of lactation-inducing hormones. She does, after all, still have her breasts, something her husband had removed years ago during his gender reassignment surgery.
Speaking of which, turns out that Thomas decided to forego what’s called by “transmen” as “bottom surgery.” So while Thomas Beatie is legally a man, he remains equipped with working female reproductive organs down below. And my oh my has he certainly been using them over the last three years. Their newest addition joins sister Susan (25 months) and brother Austin (14 months).