Mistresses Who Blab: Aren’t They Embarrassed?
As with Tiger Woods, Arnold’s many women are starting to come out of the woodwork. But … why?
-April Daniels Hussar
So, though I’m right sick of celebrity infidelity scandals, and I keep telling myself to stop clicking on Arnold Schwarzenegger news, I still have a strange compulsion every now and then to follow up on some lurid headline. This morning , Extra reeled me in with this: “Extra Exclusive: Arnold’s Alleged Mistress #2 Breaks Her Silence!“
It’s not that I’m in the least bit surprised that there’s another “other woman” — I mean, is anyone really shocked that Arnold Schwarzenegger hasn’t kept his wedding vows? But what, for some reason, never fails to amaze me is how willing these women are to expose themselves to the media — from Rielle Hunter (John Edwards) to Joslyn James (Tiger Woods). To put it simply (and, apparently, naively) … AREN’T THEY EMBARRASSED?
Extra reports, “In an exclusive new television interview airing tonight … Gigi Goyette sets the record straight with Extra’s Jerry Penacoli about her alleged secret love affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger.”
The story is that this woman Gigi met Arnold in Malibu way back in the ’70s, when she was a 16-year-old virgin / child actress and he was a 27-year-old body builder. “He has this overpowering way with women that you get weak,” she says. So she slept with him. “It’s pretty much the first time I had sex with anybody in my life.”
Alrighty then. Well that’s an interesting tale — I mean, if it ended there, I could sort of understand why she’s sharing it now. That would certainly be a formative experience in a young woman’s life, and it might feel vindicating to know she wasn’t the only victim of Arnold’s womanizing ways.
But wait, there’s more. Fast-forward 10 years: Arnold is now married to Maria Shriver, and Gigi comes back on the scene, working at Arnold’s Annual Fitness Convention in Ohio. Extra reports:
Gigi tells Extra they rekindled their secret relationship and experienced many intimate encounters. Gigi says they would meet for secret romps and there were times that Maria and his children would be staying at the same hotel.
Gigi suspects there may have been other women at the time of their relationship. “Arnold is a very physical and sexual man, with a voracious appetite that likes a lot of physical attention.”
Today, Gigi does have regrets… and has this apology for Maria: “I am very sorry for the mistakes I made in the past and for being intimate with your husband, and I would hope that you would forgive me for that.”
I am truly amazed by this.
What compels a person to confess to the ENTIRE WORLD that she had sex with a married father of four (five? ten? who knows) … while his family was down the hall? And she doens’t even appear to be, I don’t know … blushing, maybe?
Gigi also gave an interview to the Daily Mirror in which she says, “Maria Shriver is a Kennedy so I think that, like a good Kennedy, she decided to ignore what was happening.”
Nice. So much for that apology.
According to the Daily Mail, Gigi also claims she spoke to Schwarzenegger last week, after he announced the split from Shriver. “He was lovely. He asked me how I was doing. We had a really nice conversation. It felt like old times.”
Lovely? Old times? Is this woman from another planet???
What do you think? In this case, Gigi was so, so young when she met Arnold. Maybe she feels like he screwed up her life, and now she wants to make amends for not being a stronger person in the past?
Maybe she just wants some of the spotlight and doesn’t care that it’s tainted?
Maybe she wants to get his attention again? Or revenge?
What do you think? Am I alone in being mind-boggled by this confessional behavior?
April Daniels Hussar is BettyConfidential’s Executive Editor.