Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are now officially divorced, Approx 10 years after their breakup. Accordingly Us Weekly, the 74 year-old actor and the 66 year-old author finalised their legal separation on Tuesday, one decade after Shriver initially filed for divorce following Schwarzenegger’s cheating scandal.
Shriver stood by Schwarzenegger’s side as he served as the governor of California for two terms from 2003 to 2011 but they hit a bump in the road after 25 years together when the actor revealed he’d been unfaithful years prior.In May 2011, it was reported that Arnold had an affair with the family’s former housekeeper, Mildred Patty Baena, in 1997 and fathered a child, son Joseph Baena.
‘ In 1986 ,The Terminator’ actor married Shriver after meeting at a tennis event nine years prior. The duo welcomed four children : Katherine Schwarzenegger, Christina Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Christopher Schwarzenegger between 1989 and 1997.
Shriver filed for divorce in July of that year. Us Weekly confirmed at the time that the Chicago native was seeking joint legal and physical custody of the pair’s then-minor children, Patrick and Christopher.
The 66-year-old author and journalist cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for separating after more than two decades together. According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, She also asked for Schwarzenegger to pay her attorney’s fees and spousal support,.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver are going to be grandparents for a second time in 2022, with Katherine and Pratt announcing this month that they are expecting their second child. Pratt is also a doting father to 9-year-old son Jack, whom he shares with ex-wife Anna Faris . In fact, the former couple has embraced being grandparents to Katherine’s 16-month-old daughter, Lyla, who she shares with her husband Chris Pratt.