Skip to comments.Ex-California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Separate After 25 Years of Marriage
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.
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“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!
Don't make it worse by lying about your children. Leave them out of your evil ways.
The man is not in office now, Mrs. S is not a newscaster. If they keep their mouths shut, I’d leave ‘m alone.
And we care why??
Just waiting until after he left office.
Maybe he’ll go on the road with albore now.
Hasta la vista baby
Huh? Not sure I follow. Lying about the children?
Only 14 days...? Heh....they squabble like amateurs.
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.
Someone hand me a tissue to dry my tear! Never mind! Already gone!
Yeah... and her decent parents are dead. She can drop the devout Catholic pretense like the rest of her pathetic family.
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.
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.
YIKES! She looks dreadful.
She’s getting long in the tooth.
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.
“Consider it a divorce”.
At least Maria Shriver is doing better after this announcement than Sharon Stone in “Total Recall”.
YIKES! She really aged horribly - must be the vile leftwingnut gene manifesting itself.
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.
That’s very sweet of you, dear Daisyjane69.
I’m sure their divorce will be a lot less painful than yours.
Guessing it has nothing to do with political views?
On more than one occasion, he got a look at Maria's future....and it was bleak.
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!
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.]
Between Maria and Chaz, we’re having quite a Hollyweird morning.
She stood by her man until he was no longer useful.
“decent”? The old man had her sister lobotomized!
Kennedy women do not age well.
That would be her grandfather who had her aunt lobotomized. She’s Joe’s granddaughter.
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
Damn if she don’t look like all the other democrat women, where is the fangs.
It was kind of sad that if Sargent Shriver’s daughter was going to marry a Pub it would be a pro-abort one.
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.
Kennedy men do not do too well either.
Any bets on how quickly we find out Ahnuld is seeing a 20-something model?
There's just NO avoiding those Kennedy teeth. Wow!
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.
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.”
And so the “Bullet-Proof Kennedy Breeding Program” comes to a sad end.