California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger (3rd L), wife Maria Shriver (3rd R), and children Christopher (L), Patrick (2nd L), Katherine and Christina (R) arrive at the premiere of the film "The Benchwarmers" in Los Angeles, California in this April 2, 2006 file photo. Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger has acknowledged that he fathered a child more than ten years ago with a member of his household staff, the Los Angeles Times reported on May 17, 2011. Image Credit: Reuters

The woman behind the latest Arnold Schwarzenegger-Maria Shriver marriage drama has been identified as Mildred Patricia Baena, 50, by celebrity news website TMZ.com.

Baena, a housekeeper, is reported to have given birth to a boy fathered by the former Californian governor about a decade ago, according to the website. She worked at her $1,200-a-week job, which included cooking, cleaning and laundry, for 20 years until her retirement in January.

Unidentified boy

Schwarzenegger, who completed his second term as governor earlier this year, is believed to have been supporting the unidentified boy financially since his birth.

TMZ.com has also claimed that Schwarzenegger used his Santa Monica office for meetings with a series of women, around five to seven years ago.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver shocked the world earlier this month when they announced they were splitting after 25 years of marriage.