Here Are 10 Powerful People Who Had A Love Child Without Totally Imploding

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The public is still reeling from the revelation that Arnold Schwarzenegger has a 10-year-old love child.

But soon, the more analytical questions will come into play: What does this mean for his career going forward, especially since he’s got a bunch of film and TV projects lined up?

The likely answer is: once this all dies down, Schwarzenegger will be just fine.

And he’ll join the ranks of these political, business and celebrity bigwigs who took a love-child-lickin’ and kept on kickin.’

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