LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Maria Shriver filed for divorce Friday from husband, former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.

In papers filed by her attorney Laura Wasser, Shriver cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the divorce from her actor-husband of 25 years.

Shriver is also asking for joint legal custody of the couple’s two minor children, Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13.

Celebrity website TMZ said the couple did not have prenuptial agreement, allowing for all assets earned between the couple over their marriage to be split 50/50 under California law.

The divorced papers additionally requested that Shriver be able to keep “miscellaneous jewelry and other personal effects” in addition to any money she earns after the July 1 filing.

The couple’s 25-year marriage ended in mid-May after Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he had fathered a child 13 years ago with the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mildred Baena.

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

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Comments (17)
  1. Lou says:

    Arnie, weiner, chris hanson, the Bill Clinton syndrome!

  2. Jeezus says:

    GET DOWOON! or GET TO DA CHOPPAH! are both fun to say in arnold speak, amongst numerous other phrases from the T-800.

  3. Princess Chela says:

    WHY do we care?

    I always wondered how with all that money, these celebrity men cheat with the ugliest perras they can find! I thought money bought you the finest things in life–apparently not, right?

    1. Josh says:

      It’s like doing a donkey.It’s very satisfying when you don’t have to care at all.

      1. Josh says:

        Also I’m sure He’s had the finer ones.

      2. Michael J. McDermott says:


    2. Michael J. McDermott says:

      Shriver isn’t exactly good looking, you know…

      1. Josh says:

        Michael J. McDermott

        Go away niggger.

  4. Ossie says:

    And the damages for emotional distress due to the fraud perpetrated by Mildred and Arnie all those years? Should be $5 million.

  5. TheDagoStud says:

    I would think Maria Shriver knew about it all along. I mean, it eliminated the pressure of having to put out for her husband and placed the burden on someone else.

  6. Michael J. McDermott says:

    To Josh: GROW UP, FA@@OT!

    1. i says:

      My mistake.Jew or Spicc?

      1. i says:

        To be known by the likes of you.

    2. i says:

      You know who I’m and coming here wanting to play.Well.The likes of you isn’t welcomed.Go back to your chimp and jew circle.Insidious thing you are.

      1. Michael J. McDermott says:

        Uh huh, and whatever you are, you need a doctor, and FAST.
        P.S. The likes of me will do whatever the Hqll I want. The likes of you is SICK. Not only do you need a doctor, you need to learn how to spell. You are sick, thing, whatever you are.

  7. Michael J. McDermott says:

    Seriously, get this one… Strange world we live in, right? And, getting stranger by the minute.

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