- Associated Press - Saturday, September 29, 2012

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger is confirming that he had a “hot affair” with actress Brigitte Nielsen at a time he and Maria Shriver were dating and already living together.

Mr. Schwarzenegger and Miss Nielsen co-starred in the 1985 film “Red Sonja.” Miss Nielsen wrote in a memoir published last year that she and Mr. Schwarzenegger had an “outrageous affair” while making the movie and that she did not know until later that he was involved with Miss Shriver.

In his memoir “Total Recall,” coming out Monday, Mr. Schwarzenegger writes that he and Miss Nielsen did indeed have a “hot affair,” but he knew it wouldn’t last. In fact, their “fling” only made him realize that he wanted to marry Miss Shriver.

Miss Nielsen soon would marry Mr. Schwarzenegger’s fellow action star Sylvester Stallone.