Arnold Schwarzenegger & Maria Shriver: Separated!

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In a surprise move, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver look to be terminating their marriage. They announced their separation late yesterday.

"This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," the duo said in a joint statement to the Los Angeles Times.

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"After a great deal of reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision. We are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship."

Shriver moved out of their Brentwood mansion a few weeks ago.

"We are continuing to parent our four children together. They are the light and the center of both of our lives," the couple adds. "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."

Obviously this begs the question: How long had they been unhappy?

When Schwarzenegger ran for governor of California in 2003, the politically bipolar couple - the actor being a Republican and Maria being the niece of John F. Kennedy - faced down reports that he had groped a number of women in his career. 

Shriver, who pressed pause on her career at NBC News to be the first lady of California, stood by her man and he governed the Golden State from 2004-2011.

Shortly after that, though, it's apparently kaput for them.

Since leaving Sacramento, Arnold has appeared poised to jump right back into the biz, lending his inimitable accent to a new animated series called The Governator and dropping hints that he's mulling another Terminator flick.

He also went to Cannes to receive the Legion D'Honneur.

Shriver took their oldest son on a tour of East Coast colleges and then traveled to the Bahamas in April. So they may have drifted apart long ago.

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I hate divorce, but in this case I believe God understands . Arnold should have his privates cemented, he has caused so much pain to Maria and his children.

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hate to see them split especially after 25 years and 4 kids...suck it in Arnold and get off your high horse and take care of your WIFE

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How can a marriage ended up in silent motion? Its okay for the couple but what about the rights of their four children?. They are psychologically affecting. Got to consult more information from the concern people.

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They were great together, the shouldn't give up on what took then like enternity to build.
But it baffles me at how people give up on each this days, could it be pride!
Arnold, go get your wifey back, u nees her, she needs you and ur kids need you two too. Good luck with that.

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I feel that since her father has died as well as her mother that she is experiencing grief. Maria and her husband should seek to talk with a grief counselor to sort out all these emotions that Maria is harboring inside. Giving up on a 25 yr marriage is not the answer but they need to stick together and seek counseling because she is feeling alone at this point without her parents. The marriage can be saved if they are willing to do the work and get help now.

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It IS what it IS! That is all....

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I remember Arnold being on Oprah's show a few weeks before the wedding. He was filming the movie Predator and his male co-stars were practicing with Arnold to say the words "I do." He and Maria
had dated for about 8 years before deciding to get married. I can Not remember these two people dating anybody else, so maybe somewhere down the road, they will find their way back to each other!!

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That's a shame.. Now a days people don't stay together anymore and everyone gets divorce for everything now.. I think there is still love with them but they will have to sort it out once again with prayer.. I think hiv govenor run in California hurt their marriage somehow.. I think it can work if they both tried... Marriage is difficult sometimes..

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I am sorry to hear this because what God has joined together let no man separate it, but why all this is happened... They should give everything to God and I know things will change for better. May the Almighty God join you together again this is all my prayers for you. and it will be Amen in Jesus Name.

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hey Arnold - Call Dr. Laura or someone and get some help.

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