It's Splitsville for Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver

They're 'amicably separating,' says power couple
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted May 10, 2011 4:04 AM CDT
Updated May 10, 2011 7:15 AM CDT
Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife, Maria Shriver celebrate his victory in the California gubernatorial recall election in Los Angeles in 2003.   (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
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(Newser) – Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver are, ah, terminating their relationship. The power couple announced they're "amicably separating" after 25 years of marriage and four children. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for us. After a great deal of thought, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together," said a statement from the two. They don't plan to reveal other details, notes ABC News. Shriver, whose late mom was JFK's sister Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was an NBC News journalist when she fell for the Austrian muscle-man-turned-actor-turned-California-governor.

"When I married Arnold, politics wasn't really where I thought we were going!" she said in a 2006 interview. During his run for governor in the 2003 recall election to replace Gray Davis, six women complained that they had been earlier groped or fondled by the Terminator. Schwarzenegger apologized and admitted he had "behaved badly." Shriver and Schwarzenegger have already been living apart for some time, reports the Los Angeles Times. The former California governor is about to return to acting with a new animated series called The Governator. Er, that's a joke, right? Click here to find out.

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