Couple sips of eggnog and you don't even remember that your husband fathered your maid's child.
According to OK!, a family friend says that Maria, who publicly announced she was leaving Arnold after discovering he fathered a child with the family's housekeeper Mildred "Patty" Baena, is rethinking things and might give their marriage another shot.
Guys, if you decide to work it out, here's a tip: clean your own house this time.
“She’s definitely having second thoughts about going ahead with the divorce,” says the family friend. “They’ve been married for 25 years, and Maria’s played a crucial role in getting Arnie the Governor of California job. She loved the prestige of being wife of ‘The Governator’ and mixing in such high-profile and respectable circles. Remember she’s a Kennedy at heart and knows better than anyone the rush you get from hanging out in powerful circles."
Prestige? That's why she wants to work it out? I'm pretty sure the prestige of being Arnold's wife went out the window when Mildred Baena's son popped out, bench pressed a hundred pounds and said, I LUF YOU DA DA.
The source adds that Maria's close friends, including Oprah Winfrey, are convincing her to go through with the divorce, telling her that what Arnold did is unforgivable.
"All her friends are up in arms that she’s considering a reunion. She’s close friends with Oprah who would never encourage her to go back to a man who fathered a child with the housekeeper," the family friend adds. "Then again, the Kennedy women are renowned for putting up with unfaithful husbands and suffering in silence –it’s a family trait."
Adding fuel to the rumors is the fact that Arnold has been photographed over the holiday weekend wearing his wedding ring.
The friend adds, “The thing with Maria is she still loves Arnie. She worked hard at their marriage and now she’s got over the shock and anger, there’s still a place in her heart for reconciliation. They had some magic moments over Christmas and seeing the family all together enjoying themselves was very emotional for both of them. There's no doubt the kids are desperate for them to get back together. Now that he’s not entrenched in office anymore, he's got more time to give Maria the attention she needs to forgive him."
OK, so aside from "prestige" and "she has to put up with cheating cuz she's a Kennedy" why else does Maria want to mend the marriage?
"It’s simply because she misses the life they had together and wishes it could all go back to how it was before she knew about the adultery," the source says. "In fact, part of her wishes she’d never found out."