Arnold Schwarzenegger: 'Terminator Genisys' Star Talks Split With Maria Shriver

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Arnold Schwarzenegger is busy touting his upcoming film, Terminator Genisys, but during a recent visit to Howard Stern's radio show the talk turned to Maria Shriver. He and Shriver divorced after 25 years of marriage when she learned he fathered a child with the family's former housekeeper, Mildred Baena.

"This was without a doubt the biggest setback and the biggest failure [in my life]," Arnold Schwarzenegger told Howard Stern about the end of their marriage. "Not only failure, but you really feel like, 'I'm to blame for it. It was me that screwed up,' and you can't point the finger at anyone else."

The two apparently tried couples therapy, but to no avail. Arnold Schwarzenegger calls couples therapy "the biggest mistake" he's ever made. Where do you suppose fathering a child with the housekeeper falls on his list of mistakes?

"Because the guy was so full of sh*t," Schwarzenegger said of the therapist. "He said more crap and more nonsense. It was absolutely totally counterproductive to our future relationship, or to any hope to get together or anything like that. It was just nonsense talk."

"Maria talked me into it, and I knew instinctively maybe I shouldn't go because I screwed up," he added. "I don't have to go through anyone to have him explain to me anything. You know, I apologized to Maria, I apologized to the kids, and I tried to move forward and make the best of it...It has worked out really so well with the help of Maria, with the help of the kids, but not because of the shrink or some psychiatrist.

Arnold Schwarzenegger insists he still has a great relationship with his four children with Maria-- Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher.

"My kids are a straight 10," he gushed. "I am so proud of them and I'm so in love with them. I love my kids so much."

Interestingly enough, he even referred to Maria Shriver as his wife during the interview while telling a story of Maria and the kids surprising him in Berlin at the premiere of Terminator Genisys.

Schwarzenegger even talked about his son with the housekeeper--Joseph Baena.

"He totally understands the situation and all that, so it has all worked out so well," he shared. "It's a very tough situation for him, it's a very tough situation for my kids...but it has happened, and now we have to kind of try and figure it out, right?"

Arnold Schwarzenegger minced few words during his chat with Howard Stern. Do you think he came across as sorry for his dalliances with the family's former housekeeper?

By saying that couples therapy was the "the biggest mistake" he's ever made, it kind of seems like Arnold doesn't quite get the damage he's done.

Kimberly Ripley
Kimberly Ripley is a freelance writer and published author from Portsmouth, New Hampshire. A wife, mom of five and 'Nana' to Lilly and Aiden, she loves cooking for her big family and watching HGTV in her spare time. Kim is guilty of starting way more home design projects than she can finish. Visit her at Twitter and Facebook.