LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Maria Shriver is telling friends she’s having second thoughts about divorcing Arnold Schwarzenegger, according to entertainment website TMZ.

The report says Shriver is torn about going through with her impending divorce, partly because her strong religious beliefs are weighing heavily on her decision.

KNX 1070 Reports

TMZ reports Schwarzenegger has been “extremely sweet” to Shriver and has made several gestures to win her back.

Shriver filed for divorce on July 1, citing “irreconcilable differences” after it was revealed that Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a former household staff member.

Prominent family and trial attorney Gloria Allred spoke with KNX 1070 News Radio about the possible reconciliation.

“Well, it’s not surprising during this holiday season that a lot of people, especially women, become nostalgic about their families and what they wish they would have in their family life next year…,” Allred told KNX 1070 reporter Mike Helton.

“That doesn’t mean she is thinking about taking him back or, if she is, that she would take him back,” according to the lawyer who’s represented countless celebrities and high-profile cases.

Allred pointed out that there are several factors that may bring them back together. The couple had four children together, one of whom is still a minor. They were also a working couple, with Shriver rallying behind Schwarzenegger through his journey to becoming governor of California.

“They did so much together — they built a life together. It’s kind of hard to forget the elephant in the room which is his extramarital affair with the housekeeper, the child that was born as a result of that relationship, and the questions she probably has about how many women, if any, he had while he was in a marriage with her.

“She probably has mixed feelings — that wouldn’t be a surprise — but it would be a surprise if they got back together again.”

It’s always hard on any marriage if there’s betrayal committed, hard to put marriages back together again.

Allred said she usually sees more divorces in January than in any other month of the year. Couples try to make it through the holidays together before they actually split.

She said reconciliation can happen but it usually takes a counselor and a willingness to be open and honest with their significant other.

“You have to try to put the past in perspective — not forget about it — but to put it in perspective,” Allred said.

Comments (21)
  1. BILL says:

    Schwarzenegger is total slime bag, In his final night before leaving office, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger commuted the prison sentence of the son of close friend and former Assembly Speaker Fabian Nuñez who had pleaded guilty to taking part in the slaying of a college student. Schwarzenegger is just total garbage I will never watch one of his movies again. I could care less he slept with another woman. It’s not like he drunkenly drove his car off a bridge and cowardly ran away while his mistress drowned like Maria Shriver’s uncle Ted Kennedy did.

    1. Pedro Depacas says:

      if you could care less means that you still care somewhat!!

      1. Tom says:

        I agree, Pedro.

        Bill, You voted for him. You and all of the other idiot Republican’s in California.

      2. Bill says:

        Tom, I’m not a Republican You DUMB AZZ! And are you and Pedro Butt buddies?

  2. Pedro Depacas says:

    thanks Tom!!

    1. Pedro Depacas says:

      the only one i’m butt buddies with is your wife or your daughter if shes fine and not fat cow like you who cannot articulate his ideas or thoughts correctly!!

      1. Bill says:

        I am guessing English is not your first language and you found kindergarten very challenging.

      2. Jason says:

        Another mexican, GOD, why don’t you all LEAVE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Alan Di says:

    If Maria wanted true punishment she would get back together with Arnold and make his life miserable for the rest of his life!

  4. sandy says:

    why is everyone baggin on arnold YES he cheated and that is wrong but do you REALLY belive Maria has not cheated? she is a Kennedy. i am POSITIVE she has do i have proof NO. just like no one had PROOF that ted killed mary jo kopechne but we all KNOW he did

  5. joe says:

    A lot of people have harsh judgments whenever they view the affairs of others. Why don’t you people just leave Arnold and his wife alone. If they want to cancel the divorce then that would be great. Marriages should stay together until death parts a couple. If a couple steps back from the verge of a divorce then this is very good. If you are bitter with life due to a divorce or rocky marriage then don’t infect your bitterness on other couples who want to remain together. I am sure you have a ton of sad stories to tell. Spare the public of your lengthy sob stories. Find time to heal and pray that your heart will eventually forgive your spouse who might be a total….bad person. Keep marriage sacred. Stay together.

  6. Pedro Depacas says:

    To Bill: you guessed right, English was not the first of SIX languages that i both speak and write fluently. And no i did not find kindergarten challenging. Even way back then i knew that what you really meant to state was “THAT YOU COULD NOT CARE(GET IT? COULD NOT!!! DUMB ASS!!) LESS” not that “YOU COULD CARE LESS” how challenging is that??!!

    1. Bill says:

      Have a HAPPY NEW YEAR Pedro!

      1. Pedro Depacas says:

        thank you, and likewise!!

  7. Lou Luna says:

    She’s missing Arnolds big worm

  8. mellisa carpeton says:

    it is not a surprise arnold is a gay and nunes is his partner i don’t blame maria plus he is a nazi gay trash.

  9. Nielsen says:

    It’s like going to refrigerator after a few days and seeing if the milk is still spoiled. He will never change and if she goes back to him then don’t expect the sympathy when he does it again. It was not one offense but multiple and she is delusional if she thinks he isn’t using her to better his image. WAKE UP and stop using religion as an excuse Maria. God doesn’t approve of marriage for his sake, Stupid is as stupid does.

  10. charlie says:

    Maria is right, you can’t find a finer man than Arnold. Show me another man who’s banging both women in the same household, and keeping a straight face the whole time. And Hollywood says Arnold can’t act,

  11. Elle says:

    Perdo and Joe…I like you both , you are both to the point and very direct .Happy New Year to all….that includes you Bill !

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