“This is a painful and heartbreaking time. As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment," Maria said in a statement to E! News.
Arnold had earlier released a statement, regretting his act. “After leaving the governor's office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago. I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry," he said.
The Terminator star asked the media to ensure privacy to his wife and children. “I ask that the media respect my wife and children through this extremely difficult time. While I deserve your attention and criticism, my family does not," he added.
Arnold and Maria ended their 25 years of marriage recently. They have four children together!