Schwarzenegger Daughter: I'm 'Way Closer' to Mom

Katherine escaped parents' scandal in London
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Aug 10, 2011 8:37 AM CDT
Designer Katherine Schwarzenegger attends the Yael Jewelry Summer launch at a Private Residence on July 19, 2011 in New York City.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – The eldest daughter of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver says she fled to London after her parents separated, in part to escape a storm of unwanted attention. Katherine Schwarzenegger tells Harper's Bazaar that she wanted to "go away and realize that it's not as big a deal in other places." Shriver and the former Republican governor are in the midst of a divorce, after Arnold Schwarzenegger confirmed in May he fathered an out-of-wedlock child with a former housekeeper.

The 21-year-old University of Southern California student never mentions her now-teenaged half-brother in the interview, while discussing what she calls "definitely a difficult time." She says she tries "not to care about what other people ... think," but adds she's been consoled by Twitter messages from supporters, "retail therapy," and by jamming to Adele. Not to diss her dear old dad, but she tells the magazine, "I've always been way closer to my mom. I talk to my mom about six times a day, and we constantly email in between that . " (Read more Katherine Schwarzenegger stories.)

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