Husband who thought he was the father of Arnold Schwarzenegger's lovechild brands him a Judas and reveals shock new family photos
HE was a proud dad who thought nothing of his star-struck wife working for a Hollywood giant.
But Rogelio Baena’s life has been torn apart by revelations of their affair and that the son he believed was his for 13 years was fathered by her famous boss.
The truth that disgraced Terminator actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is the boy’s real dad has left Rogelio heartbroken.
And incredible new photographs show the depth of the 63-year-old screen legend’s callous deceit.
He is seen shamelessly embracing Rogelio at the child’s christening, alongside the mum Mildred Baena and the wife he cheated on, Maria Shriver.
“I want to know what Mr Schwarz-enegger has to say for himself,” he demanded. “That man was my hero. We met many times and he always treated me as a friend – but he was lying.
“He has lied to me and he has lied to everyone. I feel like he has stuck a knife through my heart.”
And he also raged at his ex-wife Mildred, 50, who regularly had unprotected sex with the actor.
He said: “Mildred was always talking about her boss, Mr Arnold as she called him, saying what a great man he was.
“I thought she was a little star struck but she seemed very happy with her work and I was happy for her.
“To work for someone so famous was a big deal to her. She was very proud and would tell everyone about the great Mr Arnold. But she is a snake, she has deceived everyone.”
Rogelio, 61, only discovered the truth after his sister saw the story on a television news bulletin and immediately called him.
“I have been betrayed, and I’m shocked and very angry,” he added, revealing how the actor had given him “a big Judas hug” at Joseph’s christening after telling him, ‘You must be so proud’. He went on: “It was a terrible way to find out my son was supposedly not really my son at all. All I could think about was Joseph and how he was. It is such a terrible thing to happen to such a young boy.”
And Rogelio, who now works in Colombia as a butcher, said he felt “absolutely terrible” for Schwarzenegger’s wife of 25 years, who is said to be seeking half of her husband’s £250million fortune in a divorce settlement.
“She is such a lovely lady – kind, considerate and the sort of person who would do anything to help you,” said Rogelio.
“Her world has been turned upside down and she must be shattered.
Her husband has betrayed me, his wife and his children and many other people he supposedly loves. I am left wondering what sort of a man he really is.”
Thirteen-year-old Joseph is now believed to be in hiding with mum Mildred – who is said to have been offered £1million to sell the story of her torrid affair with the Hollywood star.
The Guatemala-born maid worked for Schwarzenegger and his former TV presenter wife Maria, 55, for more than 20 years.
Rogelio suspects she had been sleeping with the actor for years.
Rogelio and Mildred met in 1987 at a nightclub and were an item until 1998, although they never officially divorced.
“We met and fell in love,” he explains. “I was very attracted to her because she was very funny and full of life and we hit it off straight away.
“It was a whirlwind romance, and I looked on her children as my own.”
Two years after they were married, their first child Roger was born.
“Our marriage was happy and everything was very normal,” he said. “But over the years things deteriorated.
“Mildred had a fierce temper and was an incredibly jealous woman.
“If I was home late she demanded to know where I had been. She was a very strong woman and we had big rows.”
Rogelio began to suspect his wife might be seeing other men – but did not for a moment believe she was having an affair with her famous boss.
He recalls: “I met Arnold sometimes when I drove Mildred to work at his beautiful house in Beverly Hills. He was always very charming and would say hello and ask me how I was doing.
“It was the same with his wife. She was a very kind lady and would make time to say hello if she saw me.”
Mildred fell pregnant with what Rogelio believed was their second child and their marriage, for a while at least, got back on track.
Joseph was born in 1997 but the couple soon began arguing and Rogelio moved out of the family home a few months later. “We split up, then got back together again, and so on,” he explained. “We went on like that for a couple of years but it was obvious to us both, I think, that the marriage was doomed.”
When Joseph was christened in 1999, the star guests were Schwarzenegger, his wife and two of their four children.
“There were about 20 family and friends and Mildred was so excited about Mr Arnold being there,” Rogelio said.
“Afterwards they all came back to our house and we had a bit of a party.
“ I remember so well Arnold giving me a hug and telling me I must be so proud. I’m sure now he must have known it was his child and he and Mildred had hatched a plan to keep it quiet. Can you imagine how that makes me feel now?
“I respected that man a great deal. He was a very nice guy and always very charming. I had no idea what was really going on behind my back.
“I am disgusted to think my wife was having her affair with him. And his poor wife doesn’t deserve this. It must have left her a broken woman. Why did he do this and betray so many people?”
Revelations of the sordid affair have also shattered Joseph’s older brother, Roger. Rogelio adds. “He’s very angry with his mother for what she has done and the pain that she has caused everyone.
“He is so confused and worried for his little brother. He wants to protect him.
“We have no idea if Joseph even knows what is going on. I suspect Mildred has not even told him yet.” Rogelio said that although Joseph has blonde hair and blue eyes, while both he and Mildred were very dark, he did not suspect anything unusual because his own twin brother, Pastor, was fair-haired.
He adds: “Of course when I look at photographs now I can see the resemblance to Arnold.
“But before this I never suspected, not once.
“I feel that I have been made to look a fool.”