Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Finalized Their Divorce After 10 Years

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

Arnold Schwarzenegger’s wife, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are divorced after decades of marriage. News headlines and websites were posted on this topic as the famous Mr. Olympia, and the former Governor of California is separated from his wife. 

Reports came out that Maria filed the divorce petition in 2011. When Arnold came down from the position of Governor of California, the Los Angeles Times first revealed that Arnold was hiding a secret son. 

It was reported that this boy’s name was Joseph, who Arnold shares with household staffer Mildred Patricia Baena. Other things revealed that Joseph was born one week after Maria gave birth to Arnold’s fifth son, Christopher, in 1997. 

Arnold told Times, “After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago.”

He added, “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children, and my family. I am truly sorry.”

Currently, the couple is separated, but they have friendly relations between them and keep it mature to provide their kids with the love and support they need. Recently, they were spotted together celebrating their son, Patrick Schwarzenegger’s birthday.

Who Is Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Wife, Maria Shriver?

Maria Shriver is an American journalist, author, member of the Kennedy family, ex-First Lady of California, and the founder of the non-profit organization The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. 

She was born on November 6, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois. She was the daughter of Robert Sargent Shriver and activist Eunice Kennedy Shriver. 

In 1970, the Shriver family returned from France to Bethesda, Maryland, USA, and attended the Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart high school. After graduating from high school in 1973, she attended Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. 

She studied in Purchase for two years and then moved to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She secured a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies graduating in June 1977.

Shriver wrote a book named ‘Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out Into The Real World (2000)’ in which she said that she was becoming passionate about making a career in broadcasting as a journalist. 

She worked with KYW-TV in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, by co-anchoring The CBS Morning News with Forrest Sawyer. She elevated her journalism career and later married the famous Hollywood star, Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

She also starred in some movies as a news reporter or a journalist. Later, she became the first lady of California because of Arnold. 

About Arnold Schwarzenegger

Arnold Schwarzenegger is an Australian-American actor, director, producer, former bodybuilder, seven-time Mr. Olympia, and a former politician who served as the 38 governors of California from 2003 to 2011.

He was born on July 30, 1947, in Thal, Austra. He is the son of Gustav Schwarzenegger and Aurelia. The couple had two children, and Arnold was the second child. 

His father was a police officer who was moved to Nazi Party. He served in World War II as the military policeman for the invasion of Poland, France, and the Soviet Union. 

Gustav was wounded in the Battle of Stalingrad and was discharged from the group. He also suffered from malaria, and it was reported that he was working in the theatre. 

Arnold was considered to be a humorous person and an optimistic boy. His academics were not inspiring, but he was still happy with his life. His family had to deal with financial crises as his father was no longer in the police department. 

There was a hard time for the family to live, and they suffered for days without proper food. Gustav was an athlete in his prime time and desired his sons to participate in Bavarian Curling. 

His father preferred his elder son over him, but Arnold did not leave behind and followed his father’s footsteps by playing different sports. At 13, he started weight lifting after his football coach brought him to the gym. 

At 14, he preferred bodybuilding over football and began weight lifting at 15. He said, “I actually started weight training when I was 15, but I’d been participating in sports, like soccer, for years, so I felt that although I was slim, I was well-developed, at least enough so that I could start going to the gym and start Olympic lifting.”

He trained for two years straight and gained some muscles, after which he started competing in competition shows. He gave a speech in 2001 where he said, “My own plan formed when I was 14 years old. My father had wanted me to be a police officer like he was. My mother wanted me to go to trade school.”

Later, he competed in many competitions and finalized his IFBB pro-Mr Olympia show. He won the Olympia title for bodybuilding seven times, making a record at the time. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger Marriage

At 20, he started dating Barbara Outland, an English teacher. The couple was seen together in many events until they separated in 1974. 

In 1977, Arnold told about the reason for the separation as he said, “Basically it came down to this: she was a well-balanced woman who wanted an ordinary, solid life, and I was not a well-balanced man, and hated the very idea of ordinary life.”

Arnold became a Hollywood celebrity after portraying his roles in many movies. He was famously known for his role in the terminator movie. In 1986, he was married to Maria Shriver, an American journalist. 

The couple shared five children and kept their marriage strong for 34 years after filing a divorce in 2021. 

Arnold Schwarzenegger Children

The couple enlarged their family by welcoming five children named Joseph Baena, Katherine Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Christopher Schwarzenegger, and Christina Schwarzenegger. 

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