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Schwarzenegger admits affair with Brigitte Nielsen

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FILE - In this Feb 11, 2009 file photo, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and a bust of Abraham Lincoln are seen in profile during a celebration of Lincoln's 200 birthday held at the California Museum of History, Women and the Arts in Sacramento, Calif. Schwarzenegger, who came to office during California's historic 2003 recall election, will soon be releasing his autobiography, "Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story."(AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

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Updated: September 29, 2012 12:16PM

Arnold Schwarzenegger is confirming that he had a “hot affair” with actress Brigitte Nielsen at a time he and Maria Shriver were dating and already living together.

Schwarzenegger and Nielsen co-starred in the 1985 film “Red Sonja.” Nielsen wrote in a memoir published last year that she and Schwarzenegger had an “outrageous affair” while making the movie and that she did know until later that he was involved with Shriver.

In his memoir “Total Recall,” coming out Monday, Schwarzenegger writes that he and Nielsen did indeed have a “hot affair,” but he knew it wouldn’t last. In fact, their “fling” only made him realize that he wanted to marry Shriver.

Nielsen would soon marry Schwarzenegger’s fellow action star, Sylvester Stallone.

Associated Press

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