Who leaked the news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret love child?

May 24, 2011 at 8:10 p.m. ET

Did Maria Shriver leak the news to the press that Arnold Schwarzenegger had a secret love child before his announcement?

Maria Shriver

Media outlets including the L.A. Times and TMZ got tipped off weeks before Arnold Schwarzenegger announced he had a secret love child. The Sperminator's camp denied the allegations at the time, which he himself now admits are true. So the only mystery that remains is: Who called the press?

Hint: Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned.

Sources tell TMZ that the leaks came from the camp of Maria Shriver!

In fact, the source says, Shriver was so incredibly furious when Arnold told her the news that she wanted to alert the media herself as payback -- but her people talked her down to a few small, anonymous leaks.

Insiders also say that Shriver had her lawyer hire a private investigator to find out exactly how much money Arnold gave to his mistress and what else he's hiding -- because there is always more.

A source close to Shriver denied the allegations in a very carefully worded statement.

"This is a completely fabricated story. Maria did not hire a private detective and she is not the one who leaked the news to the L.A. Times," the insider insisted to E! News.

Of course not. Her people leaked the story and her lawyer hired the PI.

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