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Friday, July 1, 2011

Maria Shriver Files for Divorce

Posted By on Fri, Jul 1, 2011 at 4:30 PM

Nothing lasts forever
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It comes as no surprise to anyone -- including Arnold Schwarzenegger himself -- that his wife Maria Shriver, the former first lady of California, wants out of the marriage. Today, she reportedly filed for divorce from Schwarzenegger after 25 years of marital bliss, citing "irreconcilable differences."

What Shriver couldn't reconcile was the fact that her soon-to-be-ex-husband fathered a child with their former housekeeper, Mildred "Patty" Baena, more than a decade ago -- and kept it a secret.

Shriver is asking Schwarzenegger to pay her attorney's fees, according to TMZ. And finally, the answer to the question we are all wondering: No, there's no prenup.

That means all of the couple's

earnings over the past quarter century will be divided in half, according to TMZ.

"Arnold and Maria are on speaking terms, and Arnold knew beforehand that

she was filing divorce papers. Maria is telling friends she hopes this

will be an easy and amicable divorce," the news outlet reports.

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Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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