Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver officially divorce after 10 years of separation | US News

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are officially divorced ten years after their separation.

Court documents show an agreement was reached on Tuesday between the former governor of California and the NBC reporter.

Financial terms have not been made public.

After a 35-year marriage and four children together, Shriver filed for divorce in 2011 after Schwarzenegger revealed he fathered a child with a member of their household staff years earlier.

Maria Shriver. Photo: MediaPunch / Shutterstock

The revelation sparked a media frenzy, but the couple were keen to settle their divorce in private.

It is still not clear why the settlement process took 10 years to complete.

As the couple’s children are adults, there is no child support or custody.

The divorce papers also state that neither owes the other spousal support, however, both reserve the right to seek it in court in the future.

After a successful film career, Schwarzenegger turned to politics and was elected governor of California in 2003, following economic problems under the administration of Gray Davis.

Schwarzenegger, a Republican, proved popular with voters and served two terms.

Less than a year after leaving office, he admitted to being the father of one child, Joseph Baena, who is now 24, prompting Shriver to file for divorce in July 2011.

The former governor has since returned to the theater and played roles in the Terminator and The Expendables films.

Arnold Schwarzenegger.  PC: AP
Schwarzenegger turned to politics and was elected governor of California in 2003. Photo: AP

Shriver, who is the niece of President John F Kennedy, resigned as correspondent for NBC Dateline when her husband announced he was running for governor. When he left office, she returned to her job as a TV host while campaigning on women’s issues and Alzheimer’s disease.

In 2018, she also published the bestseller I’ve Been Thinking… Reflections Prayers and Meditations for a Meaningful Life.

Shriver and Schwarzenegger’s children range from 24 to 32, with the eldest Katherine married to actor Chris Pratt.

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