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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver Separate: Too Much Showbiz and Politics?

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Say it ain't so, Ah-nold.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced they are separating after nearly 25 years of marriage.

The former First Couple of California waited four months after Schwarzenegger ended his eight-year term as governor of California and a few months before he returns to his acting career.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver formed one of the highest profile American couples. "The Governator" was a two-term governor of California (2003-2011), a Hollywood movie star, movie producer, director, Mr. Universe, Mr. Olympia, and restaurateur.

Shriver was born into the Kennedy family as the niece of former President John F. Kennedy. Shriver earned two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award, a Peabody Award, and was co-anchor for NBC's coverage of the 1988 Summer Olympics.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver released a joint press statement:

This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together. We are continuing to parent our four children together. They are the light and the center of both of our lives. We consider this a private matter, and neither we nor any of our friends or family will have further comment. We ask for compassion and respect from the media and the public.

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  • Doc. J 2011/05/10 13:58:53
    Irreconcilable differences
    Doc. J
    +10
    ....And whatever they are....they are none of our business.

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  • WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA 2011/05/16 01:32:07
    Irreconcilable differences
    WhereIsAmerica? ~PWCM~JLA
    Very sad.
  • Cat 1017 2011/05/12 17:43:18
    Too much politics
    Cat 1017
    Who knows...or cares...
  • Suto 2011/05/12 16:37:33
    Irreconcilable differences
    Suto
    They probably just got tired of each other.
  • Wonder Woman 2011/05/12 06:05:20
  • Suto Wonder ... 2011/05/12 16:36:28
    Suto
    Which is rather depressing wouldn't you say? Lol what happened to the "sanctity" of marriage?
  • Wonder ... Suto 2011/05/12 16:43:45
  • pumpkin1960 2011/05/12 04:37:15
    Irreconcilable differences
    pumpkin1960
    +1
    Their seperation is their business. What difference is it to me. I'm sure Arnold must be a real peach to life with.
  • sfxd 2011/05/11 15:16:30
    Irreconcilable differences
    sfxd
    +1
    Testosterone... Shriver has too much and Ahnold has shrunken nads.
    There you have it.
  • bob 2011/05/11 15:11:11
    Too much show business
    bob
    She misses his political side.
  • mike j 2011/05/11 13:40:12
    Too much show business
    mike j
    +1
    Shriver must have a plan , Schwarzenegger has a movie .
  • Roger 2011/05/11 13:21:28
    Irreconcilable differences
    Roger
    after all that time how can anyone have hopes of staying together
  • Sissy 2011/05/11 13:09:57
    Irreconcilable differences
    Sissy
    +1
    Who knows? The same thing with the Gore's after over 30 years of marriage. A lot of the times political couples do stay together because of that, politics, but its pretty hard to speculate on someone else's marriage when the old run-of-the-mill unions have a lot of difficulty being successful.
  • harry 2011/05/11 12:44:40
    Irreconcilable differences
    harry
    he has nothing else to do right now.
    probably needs a job. Despite the ideologically differences they probably have.
  • chakah Doll 2011/05/11 11:36:25
    Too much show business
    chakah Doll
    ..hahaha..then let it be..!!
  • AndyPeterson 2011/05/11 11:00:31
    Irreconcilable differences
    AndyPeterson
    She wants him to run for president.
  • RebornRepublicanBigot 2011/05/11 10:12:31 (edited)
    Irreconcilable differences
    RebornRepublicanBigot
    +1
    Awe, I am so sad to see that happen. I thought they had the real deal. Hope they both move on to happier times.
  • Freda Dagg 2011/05/11 08:10:51
    Too much politics
    Freda Dagg
    Too much feminist politics. Trashing the children's family unit is child abuse and neglect, damaging children more than many other forms of abuse that are illegal. Research shows this, contrary to longstanding feminist propaganda that "the children will be fine as long as separation is amicable". Around 80% of family break-ups are driven by the woman's wishes rather than the man's, so statistically there's an 80% chance that this break up was mainly the wish of Ms Shriver. Adults bring children into the world then prioritize their own adult selfishness and pursuit of ever-elusive 'happiness'. No-fault divorce equals no-fault sexual infidelity, no-fault contract-breaching and no-fault child abuse.
  • LLL 2011/05/11 07:57:40
    Irreconcilable differences
    LLL
    +1
    Before The Schwartzenager became the governor wasn't he supposedly playing around quite a bit? Something was going on. All that weight she lost she looked positively emaciated or was she just sick from something. I just always heard he was quite a womanizing @ss until he decided to get involved in politics. I never liked him. They should have split a long time ago. I still like his movies a lot though.
  • Steelshrt 2011/05/11 04:26:01
  • ~ The Rebel ~ 2011/05/11 04:06:53
    Irreconcilable differences
    ~ The Rebel ~
    +1
    She should have left him years ago when all the crap was coming out about him! Instead now she has a sob story out about how she gave up her career so he could build his! For her to feel that way it has to have been festering all these years and that's not good on a marriage!!!
  • emily 2011/05/11 03:50:13
    Irreconcilable differences
    emily
    +1
    He has the look of one of those men that never, ever remembered to put the toilet seat down.
    Poor Maria was tired of making that long trip with that long cold jolt at the end. Can't blame the girl.
  • Leah Armstrong 2011/05/11 03:48:25
    Irreconcilable differences
    Leah Armstrong
    we really don't need to why...
  • just me 2011/05/11 03:30:48 (edited)
    Irreconcilable differences
    just me
    +2
    Sometimes over the years couples lose common interests and the emotional connection they once had. Better to give each other freedom than be bound in a bad marriage.
  • JingerJewels 2011/05/11 03:29:45
  • holdenferall 2011/05/11 03:21:58
    Irreconcilable differences
    holdenferall
    He always has exercise. This clip is just too damn funny.

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  • Steelshrt holdenf... 2011/05/11 04:14:09
    Steelshrt
    +2
    Arnold is really a tool. Damn funny tho.. lol
  • holdenf... Steelshrt 2011/05/11 04:16:24
    holdenferall
    +1
    California elected this guy......twice
  • Steelshrt holdenf... 2011/05/11 04:27:16
    Steelshrt
    +1
    Yup. The word "California" says it all.
  • Superpepsiman20 2011/05/11 03:11:14
    Too much show business
    Superpepsiman20
    +2
    Shriver has been terminated.
  • Jack the Dude 2011/05/11 03:09:42 (edited)
    Irreconcilable differences
    Jack the Dude
    There should be an "other" option. Well, because he was going to TERMINATE her. duuuuuuuuuhh
  • mewycg 2011/05/11 02:36:12
    Too much politics
    mewycg
    +1
    This just goes to show that couples that are that far apart in base beliefs are eventually going to be erroded into a split.
  • Dandydon 2011/05/11 02:13:30
    Irreconcilable differences
    Dandydon
  • Rockies Man 2011/05/11 02:12:20
    Too much politics
    Rockies Man
    +3
    Who cares? Schwarzenegger is a moron.
  • carole 2011/05/11 01:31:05
    Irreconcilable differences
    carole
    +1
    ONCE A PLAYBOY, ALWAYS A PLAYBOY. COULD THAT BE THE REASON. BECAUSE SHE IS VERY UPSET OVER THIS.
  • Theresa 2011/05/11 01:30:12
    Too much show business
    Theresa
    +1
    Don't worry...He'll be back...
  • LLL Theresa 2011/05/11 08:00:17
    LLL
    If she's lucky, he won't be. But that was a cute comment though:-)
  • Theresa LLL 2011/05/11 23:59:55
    Theresa
    +1
    your'e right..
  • wombat 2011/05/11 01:29:51 (edited)
    Irreconcilable differences
    wombat
    +1
    They had a marriage of convenience and nothing else in common.
  • KingdomNow 2011/05/11 01:27:29
    Irreconcilable differences
    KingdomNow
    You'd think things would get better after Arnold didn't have to put up with her uncle Ted visiting after drunken weekends.
  • jams 2011/05/11 01:25:41
    Irreconcilable differences
    jams
    +3
    Sometimes relationships have Term Limits too.

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