I was stunned (although given my job I shouldn’t have been) to hear about Schwarzenegger’s love child. This is so wrong on so many levels. It was a betrayal of his wife and will make her ability to come to grips with the end of her marriage that much harder. He has a child his children didn’t know, which means their view of their father and their place in the family will be forever disrupted. His 4 children (with Maria) are old enough, and this is public enough, that they undoubtedly already know.
Then there is the fact that given the time frame, he had an affair with an employee. That is problematic legally. She was married to someone else, which is problematic for that gentleman. And finally, he has a child who he did not acknowledge. How hurtful is that?
Then, of course their are the voters of California, he has betrayed them. I seem to recall he was considering a run for the presidency a few years ago – shades of John Edwards?!
I tend to think of actors and politicians as narcissistic, but when you combine the two in one person, you can really get some astonishing behavior.
What do you think?