By Cliff Renfrew
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s marriage may have gone-up in smoke – but at least his ‘cigar-guy’ is standing by him.
The shamed actor says that he fathered a love child with a member of his household staff a decade ago and he broke the news to wife Maria Shriver sometime after leaving office as Governor of California in January.
He has since been lambasted by everyone from political columnists to stand-up comedians, but David Weiss who runs Lone Wolf cigar store in Santa Monica believes that people should be forgiving of his most famous client.
“The story about Arnold is sad but personally I’m not here to judge,” Weiss says.
“I doubt it was planned and it is probably a very difficult type of thing to approach with one’s wife.
“It’s unfortunate for everyone that knows him and knows what a great guy that he is. He is a pretty amazing person.”
And what type of cigar will The Terminator star be lighting-up when he reflects on his current situation?
That would be a Punched Double Corona – a Cuban cigar that costs $18 a pop – Weiss reveals.
Ironically, a review of the cigar on the Cigar Inspector website calls it a “tranquil” smoke.
It may be the only place Arnold finds any tranquility in the coming months!