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Arnold Schwarzenegger admits 'hot affair' with Brigitte Nielsen


Arnold Schwarzenegger and Brigitte Nielsen in "Red Sonja"

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is acknowledging that he had a "hot affair" with model/actress Brigitte Nielsen at a time he and his soon-to-be wife Maria Shriver were dating and living together, the Associated Press reports.

In the wake of his blockbuster 1982 hit "Conan the Barbarian", the Austrian bodybuilder and actor co-starred with the statuesque Nielsen in the 1985 film "Red Sonja." The Danish model was 21 at the time.

Last year Nielsen revealed in her memoir, "You Only Get One Life", that she and Schwarzenegger had an "outrageous affair" while making the action film.

"We both knew that when the film was finished, so were we. Time was limited so we didn't hold back - we really made the most of it," Nielson wrote. "The set lights would barely be off before we disappeared to do our thing. We wanted time to ourselves and we wanted to try everything. And when we were alone, that's exactly what we did."