Arnold Schwarzenegger says he still loves estranged wife Maria Shriver and still hopes for a reconciliation.

According to the Associated Press, the actor and former governor of California told a German newspaper Monday he spent Christmas with Shriver and the couple's children.

Schwarzenegger, 65, said, "We're not fighting any war. I still hope for reconciliation; I still love Maria."

I'm guessing the maid wasn't there on Christmas.

Shriver, 57, who was married to the actor for 25 years, filed for divorce in 2011 after discovering her husband fathered a child with the family's housekeeper, Mildred Baena.

That's incredible and really, really hard to believe. They really still name people "Mildred?"

In his 2012 memoir "Total Recall," Schwarzenegger wrote about how the news came out.

"The minute we sat down, the therapist turned to me and said, 'Maria wanted to come here today and to ask about a child -- whether you fathered a child with your housekeeper Mildred,'" he wrote. "I told the therapist, 'It's true.'"

He also wrote about Shriver asking him years earlier if the maid's child was his, which he denied at the time.

"I realized there was little doubt that he was my son," he wrote.

Right. The kid was lifting weights and talking with an accent from the time he was 2 years old.

He wrote about wanting to reconcile with Shriver. "You can call this denial, but it's the way my mind works."

Shriver hasn't commented publicly on the idea of reconciliation.

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