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Brigitte Nielsen says she had a fling with Schwarzenegger: 'We didn’t hold back'

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielson in Red Sonja

Brigitte Nielsen, the Danish actress and former Playboy model, is claiming that in 1985 while Arnold Schwarzenegger was dating Maria Shriver, the two actors had an intimate affair.

Nielson, who is promoting her autobiography "You Only Get One Life," told the Daily Mail last week that the romance between her and Schwarzenegger on the set of "Red Sonja" was passionate but that both parties knew the fling would only last as long as the shoot.

"Since we both knew that it wouldn’t last beyond the movie, we didn’t hold back," Nielsen said of the dalliances. "We wanted to try everything and so we did. There were no restrictions, no promises, nothing, and it was a great time in my life."

One year later, Schwarzenegger would marry Shriver, but according to Nielsen the future governor never talked about his feelings for the woman who would become the mother of his four children.

"He never spoke about her -- and the way he was living his life with me, I felt I was the only one," Nielsen told the Mail. "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, who most recently appeared on several VH-1 reality shows ("The Surreal Life," "Strange Love," "Celebrity Rehab With Dr. Drew"), said that even back in the 1980s Schwarzenegger had his eye on the prize -- the political prize, that is.

"He told me at the beginning of shooting 'Red Sonja,' 'One day, I will become governor of California,' " Nielson recalled. "And we were all laughing, but I had a feeling he would do it one day."


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Photo: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielsen in "Red Sonja." Credit: Warner Bros.

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You mean peopele did Not know about their affair??? Hunh.

Brigitte should know -- Schwartz in German translates as "black". Arnold should trade last names with Barrack, so we can call them:
Arnold Obama --
Barrack Schwartzenegger --

I can't believe everyone is so taken off guard by Arnold.
I have friends still doing this and they are married too. They are just very good at hiding their double lives......

What a pathetic waste of flesh. Does she really think this will revive her non-existent acting career? Stick to the loser reality shows and Flavor Flav roasts.

I am not surprised. It's hollywood, rite?

Oh Yeah This coming from an OLD has been who really never was. Its just another way of her getting in teh news, what a shallow person she is. ( Can anyone say "Paris Hilton)

Go away Red Sonya and stay away

Oh Yeah This coming from an OLD has been who really never was. Its just another way of her getting in teh news, what a shallow person she is. ( Can anyone say "Paris Hilton)

Go away Red Sonya and stay away

You know-Just remember it takes TWO. Anyone of these old broads knew he was married and had no ethics or morales. Quit picking on the guy alone. Im surprised Celine, paris, Lindsey, Rosie Madonna are not on the boat trying to get back into the public view at other peoples expense

It's not a fling, affair, or matter of infidelity if both are single. In this case, it's just questionable taste - eeeeewwwwwww.


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