By Alexis Tereszcuk
What a show of Shriver solidarity.
Maria Shriver has held her head high as the news that her husband Arnold Schwarzengger has admitted that he fathered a child with the family maid, and she ventured out in public with her children Wednesday and RadarOnline.com has the photos for you.
Maria took her two children, Katherine and Christopher to lunch in their neighborhood of Brentwood, Calif. Tuesday night she was in Chicago to help her longtime friend Oprah Winfrey tape her final shows.
RadarOnline.com broke the news that the woman at the center of the scandal is Mildred ‘Patty’ Baena, who was the family maid for 20 years.
Baena gave birth to Schwarzenegger’s child in 1997, just a week after Maria gave birth to the couple’s youngest son Christopher, with whom she ate lunch today.
Shriver released a statement after the news of the child became public. “This is a painful and heartbreaking time,” she said. “As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment.”
Arnold and Maria’s eldest child Patrick has changed his last name to Shriver on his Twitter page, in support of his mother.
Daughter Katherine also addressed the scandal on her Twitter page. “This is definitely not easy but I appreciate your love and support as i begin to heal and move forward in life. I will always love my family!”
Schwarzenegger and Shriver have four children together, Katherine, Patrick, Katherine and Christopher, ranging in age from 13 to 21.