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Struggling Maria Shriver Contemplated Divorce for Nearly 2 Years, Family OK

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Maria Shriver did not take her decision to separate from Arnold Schwarzenegger lightly. She had been considering whether to divorce the “Terminator” star as far back as 2009.

Maria had been unhappy with Arnold for years. She first planned a marital split in 2009 but she decided to hold off on the break when her mother died. Then, Maria tried to break it off again in January 2011, but then her father died. Once again, Maria’s decision was put on hold.

Eventually, however, Maria had had enough of Arnold’s extra-marital affairs and his unreasonable behaviour at home. It had got to the point that even the couple’s kids were telling Maria to leave him.

Maria has the backing of a famous and wealthy American family and a strong public persona. Despite this, friends say that the problems within the marriage had reduced her to a shell of the woman she once was. She is apparently “terrified” of the emotional damage marriage to Schwarzenegger is doing her.

So, finally, she made a decision and the couple announced their split. Maria is now living in a fancy Beverly Hills hotel. To his credit, Arnold is now reported to be “working extremely hard” to win back his wife.  A source close to Maria said, “He could not be sweeter now that she’s left him.”

The separation waters have been muddied by the fact that the couple have been spending an awful lot of time together lately. They spent Easter, Mother’s Day and even their 25th anniversary together. The landmark anniversary was celebrated together at an expensive hotel.

The ambivalence about the break-up is said by a friend to be as a result of the “serious chemistry between them.” But even with the chemistry, Maria was miserable enough to call time on her marriage and it seems the children agreed.

Their son, Patrick Schwarzenegger (17), says all will be OK – because they own Hummers!

On Twitter yesterday, he said “Appreciate all your messages. Small speed bump in life, luckily we own hummers, we will cruise right over it. All will be okay. #peace.”

Interestingly, Patrick’s username on Twitter has his father’s last name while his profile name is listed as Patrick Shriver, using his mother’s maiden name. I wonder if he changed that recently.

Life does indeed look good for Patrick. He’s just signed with L.A. Models and is also a businessman and all-round party animal who counts Tallulah Willis, Selena Gomez and Kendall Jenner among his friends.

He seems to have moved on. Despite the recent time spent with Maria for their important days, so does Arnold. He was spotted on a bike ride on Monday without his wedding ring, hours before the split was made public. However, he was wearing his ring on Sunday, unlike Maria, who hasn’t worn hers since mid-March. That was right after Maria posted a cryptic video on YouTube asking her fans for advice on how to “transition” into the next phase of her life.

One Response to “Struggling Maria Shriver Contemplated Divorce for Nearly 2 Years, Family OK”

  1. greg says:

    Poor old Arnie – the plot from a “paternity perspective” – which has taken him to the road to divorce.

    Arnold Schwarzenegger had a fling with his housekeeper (Mildred Baena).

    Arnie makes the assumption that the child is his, as there are NO confirmed reports whether he has had a DNA paternity test to confirm that he is the biological father.

    Furthermore he then (according to reports) decides to DECLARE that he fathered ANOTHER child with a lady called Tammy Tousignant’s (who was an air-hostess on his private plane). The woman had to take DNA paternity tests along with her son and husband (called Tom) to demonstrate to the media that Arnie Schwarzenegger was not the daddy!

    Another true story: my friend was so sure he was the father of a baby until a DNA test from a proper paternity testing company called Future Genetics

    Mr Schwarzenegger needs to be sure before claiming paternity of other peoples offspring.

    In paraphrasing Spec-savers, I think Arnold Schwarzenegger should have gone to Future Genetics before making his paternity declarations… he could have avoided all this media frenzy.

    Given that Arnie mistakenly thought he was the father of Tammy Tousignant’s son and without any DNA paternity test evidence related Mildred Baena’s son, how can he be so sure that he is the father of Baena’s son?

    Food for thought…


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