Brigitte Nielsen reveals affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger
Danish actress Brigitte Nielsen, the six-foot tall woman probably best known in recent years for dating Flavor Flav, came out of the woodwork claiming to have had an affair with Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Nielsen’s film debut was in the movie Red Sonja (1985), which co-starred Schwarzenegger. Nielsen claims that she began a relationship with Schwarzenegger, despite the fact that he was at the time dating Maria Shriver.
Nielsen said about the relationship:
How serious it was with her [Shriver], I don’t know. He [Schwarzenegger] never spoke about her — and the way he was living his life with me, I felt I was the only one. Then I realized about him and Maria and, wow, I felt cheated. Maybe I wouldn’t have got into it if he said ‘I’m going to marry Maria and this is dead serious.’ but he didn’t, and our affair carried on.
Nielsen further claims that she believes that Schwarzenegger was in love with her at the time and says that he’s more romantic than the sexual predator he’s portrayed as in the media. She was shocked by the adultery and “love child,” saying:
It breaks my heart because he and Maria have four kids and you don’t just have a baby with someone else. I’m surprised Arnold thought he could get away with it and I feel bad for Maria.
Nielsen married Stallone after they co-starred in Rocky IV and divorced in 1987. She went on to marry and divorce three additional men (she was married once before Stallone) and claims she was physically abused by two of the former husbands.