Maria Shriver Files For Divorce From Arnold Schwarzenegger

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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