Arnold Schwarzenegger separates from wife Maria

Tuesday May 10, 2011

Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have announced their separation after 25 years of marriage.

In a joint statement, the couple said that the mutual decision had been made with "a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer".

At this time, we are living apart, while we work on the future of our relationship," they added.

"We continue to parent our four children together. They are the light and the centre of both of our lives."

Maria, 55, is a TV presenter and also a member of the Kennedy dynasty - her mother Eunice was the sister of President John F Kennedy.

She married 63-year-old Arnold – an Austrian bodybuilder/action film star who served as Governor of California from 2003 until 2011 - in 1986.

Photo: © Getty

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