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News crews outside of the house believed to belong to a woman who had a baby with Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

News crews outside of the house believed to belong to a woman who had a baby with Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

News crews outside of the house believed to belong to a woman who had a baby with Arnold Schwarzenegger (AP)

Dozens of reporters and photographers have descended on a quiet suburban street in California after reports it is the home of the mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's love child.

The revelation that the Terminator star and ex-California governor had fathered a child with a former employee triggered a tabloid frenzy in Bakersfield in the US state.

The owner of the house, identified in property records as Mildred Patricia Baena, was not at the home when the media arrived, its satellite TV trucks filling her quiet street and spilling onto another one. Her name was reported in US media, including The New York Times, which cited two unnamed friends of the family.

Schwarzenegger's office declined to discuss whether Ms Baena is the mother of his child.

Ms Baena's adult daughter, Jacqueline Rozo, told The Associated Press her mother had worked for Schwarzenegger until recently, but declined to discuss her further.

The scandal exploded into public view after Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced last week that they were splitting up after 25 years of marriage. Then came an admission by the former two-term governor that he fathered a child with a member of the household staff.

A photo of the boy posted on Ms Baena's MySpace page shows a fairly strong resemblance to Schwarzenegger, particularly when the actor-bodybuilder-politician was younger.

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"If I saw him or his picture, I would see the resemblance," next-door neighbour Marilyn Steelman said, adding that she never thought of any connection or resemblance between the boy and former governor after seeing him in the neighbourhood.

Charlene Powers, an estate agent who represented the seller of the home, said she was told it was being bought for an employee of Schwarzenegger, and that he was helping her with the down payment. Records show the family took a loan of 219,224 dollars (£140,300) to buy the home for 268,000 dollars (£172,000) .


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