Ever since Maria Shriver had to endure the huge blow that is her husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s illegitimate affair and subsequent child, their children have seemed to be a backbone for their beloved mother.
“The kids are all banding together to support their mom right now and they’re doing their best to stay out of the spotlight,” a Schwarzenegger family source tells Us of Katherine, 21, and Christina, 19, Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13.
Younger sibs seem to be leaning on Katherine as well who served as a second parent when Arnold was away on the campaign trails.
“Katherine is really upset about this and how her mom is right now,” the family source adds. “It’s tense because the kids need a sounding board just as much as Maria does but it’s difficult to go to their mom for questions in a time like this. Everyone feels really betrayed and embarrassed that it’s out in the open. Not for their dad’s sake but for Maria.”
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[Photo via Pacific Coast News.]