Arnold Schwarzenegger Divorce? Schwarzenegger, Shriver Split
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Have Split After 25 Years of Marriage
Schwarzenegger confirmed to the LA Times that Shriver is moving out of their mansion in Brentwood, and that Shriver has been living apart from the former governor for the past few weeks.
"This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the statement read. "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. They are the light and the center of both of our lives." 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 from the media and the public."
During the 2003 recall of Gov. Gray Davis, Schwarzenegger was put under the media spotlight for groping women, and Shriver stood by her husband.
However, since Schwarzenegger left office, reports speculated that he and Shriver were living almost separate lives, and they were going in different directions.
The former governor, 63, told a Times reporter in April that he yearned for a show business comeback. It was later announced that Schwarzenegger had signed on to star in three films, including another installment in the "Terminator" series.
"The whole industry has not come up with a new line of action heroes so [people say] let's go see the mature ones -- that's what I call them, the mature ones -- because there's nothing new around," Schwarzenegger said in the interview. "That's good news for me."
The couple married in 1986 and have four children together.