London: Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly begging his wife Maria Shriver to give him another chance. He split from his wife after 25 years following revelations of a secret love child.

63-year-old Arnold, who fathered a now 13-year-old boy with the family's former housekeeper Mildred 'Patty' Baena, is desperate for "one more chance", a website reported.

"He's actually shed tears. He knows he's done wrong, and he's begging on his knees for forgiveness and one last chance. Arnold has been making calls to Maria repeatedly, asking her for one more chance," claimed Ian Halperin, who wrote an unauthorised biography of the actor.

Maria Shriver who has four children with Arnold, Katherine (21), Christina (19), Patrick (17) and Christopher (13) was earlier seen with Bono, lead singer of rock band U2, who is helping her through the split.

"Maria and Bono have been friends for years. Maria just wanted to seek advice and Bono's going to help Maria get over the devastation of being cheated on all these years by Arnold," Halperin said.

(Agencies)