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Ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Separate After 25 Years of Marriage
ABC NEWS ^ | May 9, 2011 | By LEEZEL TANGLAO

Posted on 05/10/2011 3:42:28 AM PDT by onyx

Ex-Calif. Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver announced they are "amicably separating," after 25 years of marriage.

In a joint statement released Monday night, the couple said they are living apart while "they decide on the future of their relationship."

"This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together," the statement said.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver said they plan to continue to "parent their four children together."

"They are the light and the center of both of our lives," they said in the statement.

The couple married in 1986.

Both Schwarzenegger and Shriver said they consider this a private matter and plan to not release any further comment.

"We ask for compassion and respect from the media and the public," the statement said.

(Excerpt) Read more at abcnews.go.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society; Front Page News; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; US: California
KEYWORDS: arnold; maria; schwarzenegger; shriver; sperminator
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1 posted on 05/10/2011 3:42:34 AM PDT by onyx
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To: onyx

“Well, there was no sex for 14 days.” -on getting the cold shoulder from his wife after backing President George W. Bush at the Republican Convention

Ahnold! You wussy!


2 posted on 05/10/2011 3:47:25 AM PDT by y6162
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To: onyx
Schwarzenegger and Shriver said they plan to continue to "parent their four children together." "They are the light and the center of both of our lives," they said in the statement.

Don't make it worse by lying about your children. Leave them out of your evil ways.

3 posted on 05/10/2011 3:48:42 AM PDT by iowamark
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To: onyx

The man is not in office now, Mrs. S is not a newscaster. If they keep their mouths shut, I’d leave ‘m alone.


4 posted on 05/10/2011 3:52:11 AM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics.)
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To: iowamark

And we care why??


5 posted on 05/10/2011 3:55:26 AM PDT by Sacajaweau
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To: onyx

Just waiting until after he left office.

Maybe he’ll go on the road with albore now.


6 posted on 05/10/2011 3:57:10 AM PDT by Carley (We will not tire. We will not falter. We will not fail. W, 9/20/01)
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To: onyx

Hasta la vista baby


7 posted on 05/10/2011 3:57:57 AM PDT by Hot Tabasco (It's a beautiful day and I'm glad I can see it in color.......)
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To: iowamark
"Don't make it worse by lying about your children. Leave them out of your evil ways."

Huh? Not sure I follow. Lying about the children?

8 posted on 05/10/2011 3:59:40 AM PDT by Hatteras
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To: y6162

Only 14 days...? Heh....they squabble like amateurs.


9 posted on 05/10/2011 4:00:42 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: edpc

LOL


10 posted on 05/10/2011 4:03:13 AM PDT by ilovesarah2012
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To: Hot Tabasco
"Hasta la vista baby"

LOL

11 posted on 05/10/2011 4:06:38 AM PDT by Bon mots
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To: onyx
He can do better.

12 posted on 05/10/2011 4:11:28 AM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: onyx
I just knew the alliance of Conan and Skeletor couldn't last.


13 posted on 05/10/2011 4:12:25 AM PDT by PBRSTREETGANG
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To: edpc

LOL.


14 posted on 05/10/2011 4:19:34 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Speculation on my part:

Schwarzenegger is a womanizing guy, and she’s a democrat. Usually democrat politicians’ wives just put up with it, especially if they run for president.

Since he’s a Republican and also CAN’T run for president, maybe she won’t put up with it anymore.

Plus, she looks anorexic, which could be a sign of deep unhappiness.


15 posted on 05/10/2011 4:20:51 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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16 posted on 05/10/2011 4:21:39 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: onyx

Someone hand me a tissue to dry my tear! Never mind! Already gone!


17 posted on 05/10/2011 4:22:46 AM PDT by Bushbacker1 (I miss President Bush greatly! Palin in 2012! 2012 - The End Of An Error! (Oathkeeper))
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18 posted on 05/10/2011 4:23:11 AM PDT by Dr. Scarpetta
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

Yeah... and her decent parents are dead. She can drop the devout Catholic pretense like the rest of her pathetic family.


19 posted on 05/10/2011 4:23:21 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

He could have been such a conservative star, and returned California to the glory days. Instead, he sold his soul for the fame of being married to a Kennedy. That was his dream growing up - to come to America and ascend to the power elite. He wanted it all - now he has nothing.

She couldn’t wait to get rid of him, once his days as a political star were done.

This is what she was told to do all along. That was the plan - derail this potential conservative star.

Maria Shriver - well done. Mission accomplished.


20 posted on 05/10/2011 4:26:31 AM PDT by Eccl 10:2 (Pray for the peace of Jerusalem - Ps 122:6)
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To: onyx

As someone who went through a divorce, I take no joy in this, regardless of political differences.

It is a sad event, especially for the kids, no matter what the reason.

They’ll be in my prayers.


21 posted on 05/10/2011 4:28:20 AM PDT by Daisyjane69 (Michael Reagan: "Welcome back, Dad, even if you're wearing a dress and bearing children this time)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

YIKES! She looks dreadful.


22 posted on 05/10/2011 4:28:40 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

She’s getting long in the tooth.


23 posted on 05/10/2011 4:29:10 AM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Glad I’m not the only one to see the likeness with Skeletor. That’s what I call her all the time. My son always thought it was funny.


24 posted on 05/10/2011 4:30:57 AM PDT by Peter from Rutland
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To: Hot Tabasco

“Consider it a divorce”.

At least Maria Shriver is doing better after this announcement than Sharon Stone in “Total Recall”.


25 posted on 05/10/2011 4:31:21 AM PDT by winner3000
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

YIKES! She really aged horribly - must be the vile leftwingnut gene manifesting itself.


26 posted on 05/10/2011 4:34:54 AM PDT by newfreep (Palin/West 2012 - Bolton: Secy of State)
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To: Eccl 10:2

I’d hate to believe you’re right because I think he really loved her, but I agree that she and her family influenced him enough to turn him into a RINO.


27 posted on 05/10/2011 4:35:21 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Daisyjane69

That’s very sweet of you, dear Daisyjane69.
I’m sure their divorce will be a lot less painful than yours.


28 posted on 05/10/2011 4:37:58 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: onyx

Guessing it has nothing to do with political views?


29 posted on 05/10/2011 4:43:31 AM PDT by wolfcreek (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Lsd7DGqVSIc)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta; PBRSTREETGANG; TSgt

On more than one occasion, he got a look at Maria's future....and it was bleak.

30 posted on 05/10/2011 4:46:59 AM PDT by edpc (Tagline under construction: Your American Recovery and Reinvestment Act dollars at work.)
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To: edpc

Just Damn!


31 posted on 05/10/2011 4:47:57 AM PDT by TSgt ("Some folks just need killin'" - Sling Blade (2006))
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To: onyx

Guv Arnold was the worst in the History of California Naive and Got Rolled on every subject. Went in a Faux conservative Came out a Flaming Socialist!


32 posted on 05/10/2011 4:56:49 AM PDT by philly-d-kidder (AB-Sheen"The truth is the truth if nobody believes it,a lie is still a lie, everybody believes it")
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To: onyx
One day Maria Shriver-Schwarzenegger (say That fast ten times!) and a Duck go into this Bar and sit down.

The Bartender comes over and says, "I'm sorry but you'll have to leave, we don't serve Horses in here".

Maria looks at the Bartender somewhat puzzled and says, "That's not a Horse, it's a Duck."

The Bartender sys, "I was talking to the Duck". (Bada-Bing, rim-shot.)


[Thank you, thank you. I'll be appearing here until next Tuesday.]

33 posted on 05/10/2011 5:01:55 AM PDT by Condor51 (The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits [A.Einstein])
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To: Condor51

LOLOLOL.


34 posted on 05/10/2011 5:03:50 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: edpc
Maria looks like she lives in a tanning bed. Frightening.
35 posted on 05/10/2011 5:06:23 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: TSgt

Between Maria and Chaz, we’re having quite a Hollyweird morning.


36 posted on 05/10/2011 5:12:49 AM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah Palin and want to be on her busy ping list, let me know!)
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To: Dr. Scarpetta

She stood by her man until he was no longer useful.


37 posted on 05/10/2011 5:13:36 AM PDT by mewzilla
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To: onyx

“decent”? The old man had her sister lobotomized!


38 posted on 05/10/2011 5:16:06 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Kennedy women do not age well.


39 posted on 05/10/2011 5:21:11 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: muawiyah

That would be her grandfather who had her aunt lobotomized. She’s Joe’s granddaughter.


40 posted on 05/10/2011 5:22:35 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: kalee

Oh, yeah, right ~ but with this crowd it’s hereditry. Can only imagine what she tried doing to Arnold ~ maybe that trick with the red nail polish


41 posted on 05/10/2011 5:30:25 AM PDT by muawiyah
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To: PBRSTREETGANG

Damn if she don’t look like all the other democrat women, where is the fangs.


42 posted on 05/10/2011 5:32:54 AM PDT by Americanexpat (Everytime I see that guy's face ot)
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To: onyx

It was kind of sad that if Sargent Shriver’s daughter was going to marry a Pub it would be a pro-abort one.


43 posted on 05/10/2011 5:38:20 AM PDT by Tribune7 (We're flat broke, but he thinks these solar shingles and really fast trains will magically save us.)
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To: edpc

All these years, I’ve been erroneously referring to the “Kennedy teeth” that work better than any DNA test to identify a Kennedy; obviously, they’re the Fitzgerald teeth.


44 posted on 05/10/2011 5:43:09 AM PDT by AuH2ORepublican (If a politician won't protect innocent babies, what makes you think that he'll protect your rights?)
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To: kalee

Kennedy men do not do too well either.


45 posted on 05/10/2011 6:09:17 AM PDT by woodbutcher1963
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To: onyx

Any bets on how quickly we find out Ahnuld is seeing a 20-something model?


46 posted on 05/10/2011 6:11:18 AM PDT by Opinionated Blowhard ("When the people find they can vote themselves money, that will herald the end of the republic.")
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To: edpc

There's just NO avoiding those Kennedy teeth. Wow!

47 posted on 05/10/2011 6:22:49 AM PDT by ScottinVA (Imagine.... a world without islam.)
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To: woodbutcher1963

Not to be unkind, but few of them live long enough to age much.
Ted is the exception.
Kennedy women turn into weathered looking mummies.


48 posted on 05/10/2011 7:02:54 AM PDT by kalee (The offences we give, we write in the dust; Those we take, we engrave in marble. J Huett 1658)
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To: onyx

http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/10/arnold-schwarzenegger-maria-shriver-divorce-split-unhappy-craziness-miserable-womanizing/
Arnold/Maria Split — A Long Time Coming

Maria Shriver has been “miserable” in her marriage for a long, long time, sources connected with the couple tell TMZ ... and it’s all about Arnold Schwarzenegger’s “craziness.”

We’re told Maria moved out of the couple’s L.A. mansion months ago. Sources tell us she’s been extremely unhappy in her marriage for years, complaining about Arnold’s out of control ego, as well as his womanizing.

We’re also told Maria feels Arnold has ignored her for years and she’s felt terribly unappreciated.

Sources say the couple has spent “very little time together” for several years. Maria was frequently absent from Sacramento while Arnold was Governor.

The situation got worse once Arnold left office and decided he wanted to resurrect his movie career. Maria felt Arnold was becoming more erratic — more “unstable.”

Our sources say Maria’s religious views caused her deep distress over whether to split and/or divorce. As one source put it: “She’s been a lost soul for a long time.”


49 posted on 05/10/2011 7:06:07 AM PDT by maggief
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To: onyx

And so the “Bullet-Proof Kennedy Breeding Program” comes to a sad end.


50 posted on 05/10/2011 7:06:47 AM PDT by LadyBuck (In the immortal words of Jean Paul Sartre, 'Au revoir, gopher')
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