'It is NOT me': Former flight attendant denies she is mother of Arnold Schwarzenegger's secret love child
By Daily Mail Reporter
May 17, 2011
A former flight attendant on Arnold Schwarzenegger's private plane today denied she is the mother of his secret love child.
Tammy Baker Tousignant, a California blonde who was in her late 20s when she worked on his private plane, gave birth to a son after an alleged affair during the Nineties.
She was initially linked to the 63-year-old in 2003 by the actor's biographer Wendy Leigh, who claimed Tousignant's son Tanner had a 'remarkable resemblance' to the star.
But today her lawyer vehemently denied a romance and insisted that a DNA test had proved the actor is not the father of her child.
Tousignant's lawyer Thomas E. Anthony told Radar Online: 'I will confirm the following: the Tousignant child was no "love child" involving anyone other than the parents of the child, Tammy and her husband, Tom Tousignant.
Not me: Tammy Baker Tousignant today denied having a love child with Arnold Schwarzenegger
Family: Tousignant in 2003 with her family including son Tanner (far right) at aged 11
'Arnold Schwarzenegger was not the biological father of the Tousignant child. All scientific tests confirmed that Mr. Tousignant was the biological father of the child.'
'From what I remember, Mrs. Tousignant had nothing but the highest regards for Maria and Arnold as a couple.'
Tousignant's name resurfaced in online reports today after Schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a child with an unnamed former employee.
Baby bombshell: Schwarzenegger today confirmed that he had a child outside of his marriage
The staff member in question is understood to have retired in January after working for Schwarzenegger and his now estranged wife Maria Shriver for 20 years.
The former Governor of California was not specific about the time of his extramarital affair, saying only that it happened 'over a decade ago'.
Leigh wrote in 2003 that at 11, Tousignant's son Tanner had a 'wide, toothy smile' and showed a 'remarkable resemblance' to the actor.
Tanner is also the name of the actor's character in Total Recall.
The child is now understood to have graduated from Brea Olinda High School in Brea, California last year.
Tousignant is understood to have joined Schwarzenegger as he travelled across the county.
She was married at the time of their first meeting separated from her husband in1996.
The married couple later reunited and had another son, Connor, which is the name of the hero in Terminator.
Quizzed about the allegations back in 2003, Tammy denied any romance with Schwarzenegger and insisted she was the victim of 'dirty politics'.
'There is a picture out there and they say that my son looks like Arnold. But he looks like my husband,' she said at the time. 'It is incredibly hurtful for people to be saying these things about my family.
'Everything that is being said is being said with malicious intent. Arnold was a wonderful person to work for and so was his family.'
Tousignant speculated that whispers began because Arnold was very understanding when she gave birth.
Showing the strain: Schwarzenegger's estranged wife Maria Shriver pictured in LA over the weekend
'He was very kind in the way he treated me,' she said. 'He let me have time off to spend with my son. He was having his son Christopher at about the same time with Maria, and his family was very supportive.
'In the industry that I used to work in, it is very cut-throat and people will say anything because they get jealous. But I never told anyone Tanner was Arnold's child, and it simply isn't true. People are slinging dirt because they have nothing else. I have nothing against Arnold whatsoever. He gets my vote in the election and he is going to win. I wish him all the best.
Tanner, now 22, today also denied he is Schwarzenegger's child in a Facebook message to Gawker, writing: 'I'm not his son.... don't waist your time. it was just a stupid story made up 8 years ago.'
Shriver, with whom he has four children between 13 and 21, described the news of her estranged husband's love child as 'painful and heart-breaking'.
Playing the family man: Schwarzenegger with his wife Maria and their children Katherine, Patrick, Christina and Christopher when he was returned to office
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