The Sad Schwarzenegger Shriver Story

After occasionally posting about lying cheating hypocritical politicians...on both sides of the aisle
I was going to let this one go
Why, you ask?
Because everyone I that I know who actually knows Schwarzenegger and Shriver personally says only the nicest things about them.  Intelligent, attractive, educated, accomplished, philanthropic, connected and wealthy, they are our royal couple, our Wills & Kate.
They are our power couple, our living example of the kind of Democratic/Republican detente that can make our State better.
And can I repeat that they are known to be genuinely nice.
But really come on. 
When they announced their separation a week or so ago, no one was all that surprised.  They had led physically separate lives over the last 8 years with Schwarzenegger working in the State Capital and Shriver raising the kids in Brentwood. Naturally couples grow apart with physcial separation, but that wasn't the issue.
It was this
Schwarzenegger reveals he had child with staffer

The Times did not publish the former staffer's name nor that of her child but said the woman worked for the family for 20 years and retired in January.

In an interview Monday before Schwarzenegger issued his statement, the former staffer said another man — her husband at the time — was the child's father. When the Times later informed the woman of the governor's statement, she declined to comment further.
The child was born before Schwarzenegger began his seven-year stint in public office.

Of course the first thing that I did after reading this was email my friend, who has worked for the S&S family for 20 years, and inquire as to the possibility of her having been the staffer with Arnold's love child.  No such luck, but she did inform me that there are a  few people who have been consistently with the family for two decades.  The family inspires loyalty in their staff.

Loyalty is one thing, a love child is another.

What amazes me is how could this have been kept on the down low for 10 years.  Didn't the child show a physical resemblance to Schwarzenneger?
Could the couple have a reconciliation for the sake of the four children?
Of course. 
Perhaps Maria, like so many other wives in the extended Kennedy clan, can overlook the disrespect and the disloyalty for the sake of the family.
But I doubt it.
Could you?