Former Governor Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver Separate

LOS ANGELES (CBS) β€” Former California First Lady Maria Shriver and former Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger have separated.

The couple, who celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary on April 26, released the following statement:

“This has been a 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. At this time we are living apart, while we work on the future of our relationship. We are continuing to parent our four children together. We consider this a private matter, and neither we nor any of our friends or family will have further comment. We ask for compassion and respect fro the media and the public.”

Always an unlikely pair β€” she is an old-money Kennedy Democrat and he the Republican foreign-born bodybuilder who came to the United States with little more than the shirt on his back β€” Shriver helped Schwarzenegger solidify his support among women voters.

During the 2008 campaign, she loudly supported Barack Obama. He, in turn, came out as a McCain supporter.

Schwarzenegger was dogged throughout his Hollywood career for being something of a womanizer; several times being accused of inappropriate behavior including “groping” women.

The couple have four children.

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  1. Crazy Irish says:

    Asta La Vista oldie!

  2. Saber 1 says:

    She even knows he’s a jerk. He ran the state into the poor house, now she will take him to the poor house. Hope he enjoys the poor house as much as we do.

    1. Nick says:

      He’s loaded too..he won’t be poor.

  3. RALPH says:

    FINDLY, WE WON’T HERE HIM SAY – I’LL BE BACK. I ONLY HOPE MARIA KICKS HIS STEROIDED BUTT IN COURT. LETS REFRESH, HIS MOVIE CAREER IS OVER, HIS POLICTICAL CAREER IS OVER. MAYBE ITS TIME TO THROW HIM OFF A AIR CRAFT CARRIER LIKE OSAMA AND BE DONE WITH THIS FOOL.

    1. tyron says:

      right on brother we agree with you

  4. Crazy Irish says:

    He’ll be back!!! (Into some new strange)

  5. Ron says:

    I feel sorry for the kids and Maria. I think the last straw was the reduction of Fabian Nunez’s son’s prison sentence. Hopefully, she felt he was a VERY BAD example for their kids. It was UNFORGIVABLE !!!

  6. gabhlan says:

    I find it difficult to believe how uninformed some foks are..

  7. ILLEGALS says:

    I hope she milked him for all the $$$$ he made. Hope the Judge awarded her $55,000+ for Each kid Each month, like the Charlie Sheen’s divorce case settlement to his former wives/kids.

    Milk him for all he’s got & hopefully he suffer a horrible stroke!!!

    For Reducing Esteban Nunez’ Sentence!!!

    Esteban Nunez already took a reduced sentence from an earlier Plea Bargain in exchange for his Guilty Pleas. and the Girly man reduced it again?

    Corrupt Politicians..

  8. KeithS says:

    Knowing someone who worked with both of them for several charitable events, she said the marriage was in trouble for years but between not wanting to disrupt his (failed) term in office and for the sake of the kids, they stayed together. Her feeling in the so-called “philanthropic circles” around the governor was that Arnold didn’t really create any new problems problems California was already facing when he took office, but he proved totally incapable of solving them either. Reportedly, someone once cracked about him “how can this guy be making decisions on public schools when he has never set foot in one?”

  9. arnold says:

    hes is the terminator last thing to terminate his marriage f**k arnold he has we hes got coming

  10. Rich Kids Belong In Jail Too says:

    How great would it be if her stated reason was, “Well, come on now, he commuted the sentence of Killer Nunez. Need I say more?”

  11. Jethrie Smith says:

    What a girly man…oh I cheated I’m sowy….ahhh whatever girly man!

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