Former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have separated! The former first lady has moved out of their Brentwood mansion after 25 years of marriage. Maria Shriver helped bolster Arnold Schwarzenegger’s campaign against charges that he groped women during his movie career.
Shriver has been living separately from the actor-turned-politician for the last few weeks. The former first couple confirmed the separation in a joint statement released Monday after questions were raised by reporters:
“This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us,” the statement read. “After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship.
“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.”