In late May we learned that Maria Shriver, who is estranged from her cheating husband and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, started exploring her divorce options and today we learn that she’s dropped the hammer and has officially filed for divorce. Because there is no pre-nuptial agreement between Shriver and Schwarzenegger, there will likely be a 50/50 split of assets … which means Maria will likely walk away from her marriage to Arnold with about $200 million. Not a bad parting gift, I’d say.
TMZ has learned Maria Shriver has pulled the trigger on her marriage … she just filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger … and we’ve learned, there is NO PRENUP. In the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ, Shriver cites “irreconcilable differences” as her reason for ending the 25-year marriage. Shriver is asking for spousal support and wants the judge to deny Arnold the right to ask for support for himself– though it’s highly unlikely he would. Shriver is asking for joint custody of their minor children, who she names in the document as 17-year-old “Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger” and 13-year-old “Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger.” And, in the petition, filed by disso-queen Laura Wasser, Shriver is asking Arnold to pay the attorneys’ fees of both parties. As for the date Arnold and Maria separated … it isn’t specified in the divorce papers. According to the docs, the property accumulated during the marriage will be divided at a later date. And, sources tell TMZ, there is no prenup, so all of Arnold and Maria’s earnings over the past quarter century will be divided 50/50. Sources close to the couple tell TMZ … Arnold and Maria are on speaking terms and Arnold knew beforehand that she was filing divorce papers. Maria is telling friends she hopes this will be an easy and amicable divorce.
I think it’s fitting that Maria waited until Independence Day weekend to file her divorce papers (or as close to the weekend as possible). Arnold is a cheating scumbag and he does not deserve to be married to Maria. And after she went thru being married to him, I think Maria deserves every single penny owed to her from Arnold’s millions. Run like HELL Maria … don’t look back … and take every penny owed to you.