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Arnold Schwarzenegger's Secret Child: Did He Break Up Housekeeper's Marriage?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger’s household worker Mildred Patricia Baena separated from her husband just days after giving birth to a child who multiple reports say was Schwarzenegger’s baby, according to court documents.

When Baena did file for divorce from Rogelio de Jesus Baena in 2008 in Los Angeles, she did not list him as the baby’s father.

“There are no minor children,” the papers say.

This contradicts a birth certificate, obtained by PEOPLE, which identifies Rogelio as the father.

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Neither Mildred nor Rogelio have commented since Tuesday’s shocking confirmation by Schwarzenegger that he fathered a child with a woman he did not identify. Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver have separated.

Mildred Baena filed for divorce in February 2008 while she was still working for Schwarzenegger as a housekeeper and assistant and while he was governor of California.

The Superior Court petition says that she was married on Nov. 14, 1987, and separated on Oct. 23, 1997. Her son was born on Oct. 2, 1997, according to the birth certificate.

She filed for divorce herself without the aid of an attorney. Much of the petition is filled out by hand. It gives the standard reason for a breakup in California – irreconcilable differences.

No other details are contained in the petition, including a more detailed reason for the split or why 11 years transpired from the initial separation in 1997 to the divorce filing in 2008. It appears the divorce is still pending.

This was the second marriage for Baena. Her first ended in divorce in 1985. She and her first husband had two children, a son now age 30 and a daughter now age 27.

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