Maria Shriver took a stroll along a beach in Malibu on Monday to gather her thoughts following a troubling past few weeks.
With the 55-year-old were her eldest daughter Katherine, 21, and a few of their closest friends.
Maria, a respected former journalist, is recovering from recent revelations that her husband Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a love child over a decade ago with a household staff member.
The couple announced their separation earlier in May following 25 years of marriage.
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