Out of Sight, Out of mind

September 16, 2014 9:00 PM

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has had his ex-wife's face removed from a painting. The 'Terminator' star - the former governor of California - is said to have been so keen to erase any memory of his marriage to former TV journalist Maria Shriver, 58, that he's had an artist paint over the image of her face on his official political portrait.

However, in his hastiness, he neglected to ensure the job was done properly and nowCalifornia Capitolinsiders have been commenting on the odd smudge of blue paint that has replaced Maria's face.

Capitol tour guide Richard Granis told the New York Post newspaper: "Whoever touched it up did not do a very good job. It was softball-sized, right there on his left lapel."

The six-foot oil painting originally featured a small lapel pin emblazoned with an image of Maria - whom Arnold split from in 2010 when it emerged that he'd fathered a love child with the family maid - and was painted by renowned Austrian artist Gottfried Helnwein.

Another member of the Capitol staff has revealed that Arnold, 67, was so desperate to have her image removed following the allegations last week that she'd been having an affair with his campaign strategist, Matthew Dowd, before it's unveiling ceremony, that he failed to have the artist use the same matte paint as the rest of the artwork.

Source: jamaica-star.com

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