Arnold Schwarzenegger thinks he and Maria Shriver deserve an Oscar for the way they dealt with their divorce after it was found that he had father a toddler with their housekeeper

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger feels pleased with how he and Maria Shriver stored their divorce amicable.
  • Shriver filed for divorce in 2011 after discovering her husband had a son with their housekeeper. 
  • The exes are nonetheless “actually good buddies and really shut,” Schwarzenegger informed The Hollywood Reporter.

Arnold Schwarzenegger is fairly pleased with how he and his former spouse Maria Shriver dealt with their 2011 separation, which got here following the information that the previous bodybuilder had fathered a love baby with their housekeeper.

In a brand new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the “Terminator” star mirrored on his separation from Shriver, who he was married to for 25 years earlier than the information of his infidelity rocked their marriage.

Schwarzenegger, 75, stated that the divorce was “was very, very tough to start with,” however stated that “finally, you progress on.”

Though Shriver filed for divorce quickly after she confronted her then-husband in a wedding counseling session the day after Schwarzenegger left workplace as Governor of California, the pair didn’t finalize their divorce till December 2021.

Schwarzenegger truly thinks he and Shriver deserve recognition for the way in which they dealt with the derailment of their marriage whereas elevating 4 kids collectively.

He stated: “If there’s Oscars for deal with divorce, Maria and I ought to get it for having the least quantity of impression on the youngsters.”

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver at Studio 54 in New York City, four years before they married.

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver at Studio 54 in New York Metropolis, 4 years earlier than they married.

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The “Complete Recall” actor stated that he and Shriver are “actually good buddies and really shut, and we’re very pleased with the way in which we raised our youngsters.”

Schwarzenegger added that despite the fact that he has a “great” and “profitable” girlfriend, Heather Milligan, he nonetheless cares for his ex-wife.

“Although we had this drama, we did Easter collectively, Mom’s Day collectively, the Christmases collectively, all birthdays — all the things collectively.”

The previous Mr. Universe and the niece of John F. Kennedy share daughters Katherine, 33, and Christina, 31, and sons Patrick, 29, and Christopher, 25, collectively. 

Christina Schwarzenegger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver and Katherine Schwarzenegger together 2017

Christina Schwarzenegger, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver and Katherine Schwarzenegger collectively 2017.

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On his youngsters, he added: “The sweetness and kindness you see in them, that is from my spouse. The self-discipline and work ethic is from me.”

Schwarzenegger can also be father to 25-year-old Joseph Baena, whom he shares together with his former housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena, who has adopted in his footsteps and change into knowledgeable bodybuilder. 

In his 2012 autobiography, “Complete Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story,” Schwarzenegger stated that he was initially in denial that Baena was his son, however because the years glided by, their resemblance couldn’t be denied.

Elsewhere within the interview, Schwarzenegger stated that the irony that his character in his upcoming Netflix sequence “FUBAR” is a divorced man whose marriage partly failed as a result of he cheated shouldn’t be misplaced on him or Shriver.

“We had been laughing about it — it feels prefer it’s a documentary,” he stated however added that there have been a number of variations between his on-screen character’s divorce and his personal.

“However in [my real-life marriage to Shriver], it was my fuckup. It was my failure.”


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