Skip to comments.Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Attend Couples Therapy Amid Reconciliation
Posted on 03/01/2012 1:09:07 PM PST by SeekAndFind
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are desperately trying to salvage their marriage and have reportedly started participating in couples therapy.
Although Shriver filed for divorce in July after 25 years of marriage, following the news that Schwarzenegger fathered a love child with, Mildred Patricia Baena, the family's long-term nanny, she is now reconsidering due to her Catholic values, according to the New York Post.
"Maria is a devout Catholic and doesn't believe in divorce, but is still struggling with the profound heartbreak and humiliation she endured by him. Arnold is desperate to save the marriage; he and Maria are having counseling to work through their issues to get back together," a friend told the Post.
The 56-year-old mother of four had previously hired renowned Hollywood attorney Laura Wasser before serving the former California governor with divorce papers which cited "irreconcilable differences," and she also requested custody of the couple's two young children, 17-year-old Patrick and 13-year-old Christopher.
Shriver is now working toward forgiving her estranged husband for keeping the long-term affair a secret for 14 years, particularly because Schwarzenegger has been doing everything in his power to win her back.
"He is promising the moon and telling Maria he has completely changed his ways. All of Maria's friends are warning her to be careful, saying he'll never change. Arnold is going all out to win her back, mostly because he feels bad and he can't live without her, and partly because he has no political clout without her," the friend said.
The pair were spotted enjoying lunch together at the Ivy restaurant in Santa Monica on Wednesday, which left onlookers assuming that they may have already reconciled, according to Mail Online.
They also visited a furniture store together, and at one point the 64-year-old romantically placed one of his official Governor's jackets around his shivering wife.
"Winning her back would be the best way to show the world he has been forgiven for his transgressions," the source said.
Good for them, I hope it works and I wish them the best.
... has no political clout without her.
Hell hath ho fury like a woman scorned, and most women will never forgive Arnold.
Politically, Arnold is toast.
RE: Politically, Arnold is toast.
Why does he want to go back to Politics anyway? Why not return to acting?
He doesn’t seem to want to be a senator or congressman, so what’s left politically anyway? I don’t think he would take a cabinet position ‘cause that would mean playing second fiddle to the President.
well isn’t that special
Schwarzenneger is univerally despised in California. The lberals and the conservatives hate him for different reasons. His commutation of the murderer punk son of Fabian Nunez will never be forgotten or forgiven.
I fully think Maria hired the ACTUAL “sexy Mexi Maid” (as the Red Hot Chili Peppers would have it) she thought to herself ‘No way in the WORLD that Arnie is hitting THAT!”.
And Arnie thought to himself “If you think Arnie ain't hitting that, you don't know Arnie!!!”.
As is typical with ultra-skinny women, they think large chubby women are ultimately utterly unlovable.
I truly hope there is reconciliation by way of the Lorena Bobbit process, including a police K9 finding “it”. Go Maria!
Yes, the political comment is absurd. He has no political future.
Who gives two sh.ts whether the RHINO and the Kennedy daughter of murderers and bootleggers get back together-—this post is shameful for even allowing them to exist on this site. Arnold cut the sentence of a convicted murderer in half, didin’t consult the victim’s family, then has the nerve to send the berieved a letter justifiying his decision, making no reference to is political buddy’s son who was the recipient of that lieniancy. California voters are just like Minnisotan’s who voted for Ace Vetura for governor, and Al Franken for senator-—people who should not be allowed to even vote for dog-catcher-—all these socialist are 49%ers who pay for nothing or are the political elite stirring up class warfare.
I have to say that Maria has been a class act considering how humiliating this has been for her.
I hope you’re right. Many think she’s just a typical Kennedy wife - abusively tolerant.
I’m glad to see they’re trying and I hope it’s ultimately successful.
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