Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver finalize divorce after 10 years of divorce

Washington DC: Almost 10 years after their breakup, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are now officially divorced. According to Us Weekly, the 74-year-old actor and 66-year-old writer finalized their legal separation on Tuesday, a decade after Shriver initially filed for divorce following Schwarzenegger’s cheating scandal.

The “The Terminator” actor married Shriver in 1986 after meeting at a tennis event nine years earlier. The two welcomed four children – Katherine Schwarzenegger, Christina Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger and Christopher Schwarzenegger – between 1989 and 1997. Shriver stood by Schwarzenegger’s side as he served as 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 was unfaithful years ago. .

In May 2011, it was reported that Arnold had an affair with the family’s former housekeeper, Mildred Patty Baena, and gave birth to a child, son Joseph Baena in 1997.

“I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family,” the veteran actor said in a statement, announcing that he and Shriver had split in the wake of the scandal. There is no excuse and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I apologize to Maria, my children and my family. I’m really sorry,” he said.

Shriver issued a statement on her behalf, saying, “This is a painful and heartbreaking time. As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect, and privacy as my children, and I try.” Let’s rebuild our lives and heal.” 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 writer and journalist cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason they split after more than two decades together. She also asked Schwarzenegger to pay her attorney’s fees and spousal support, according to court documents obtained by US Weekly.

The “The Predator” actor told Fox News in November 2017 that it was a “big, big screw up” on his part. Despite not being legally divorced as of this month, the former has moved on with their lives and continues to co-parent their four children. In fact, the former couple have embraced being the grandparents of Katherine’s 16-month-old daughter, Lyla, whom she shares with her husband, Chris Pratt.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver are set to become grandparents for the second time in 2022, with Katherine and Pratt announcing earlier this month that they are expecting their second child. Pratt is also a loving father to 9-year-old son Jack, whom he shares with ex-wife Anna Faris