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Katherine Schwarzenegger, the eldest of Arnold and Maria Shriver's four kids, opened up about her famous parents' recent split in Harper's Bazaar.

She believes that "everything happens for a reason," however "a lot of the time, it's hard to understand in the moment why things are happening."

It hasn't been easy for the 21-year-old or her siblings.

A Katherine Schwarzenegger Photo

Katherine says she considered changing her last name because of the ordeal, given the notoriety it brought even before her dad's love child scandal.

"I thought of changing it because, especially for dating, it's impossible. It's something I deal with every day, and I am hyper-conscious about it."

Of people bringing up he dad, she jokes, "It's like, 'Do you want to date my father, or do you want to date me? Like, I can arrange that for you.'"

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I Survived Maria.

Probably the best message for Arnold Schwarzenegger to sport on a t-shirt while bike riding in Santa Monica Sunday, given how badly he betrayed his wife.

Could the actor really be dissing her so hard after putting her through a love child scandal? Check out the shirt below - but there's actually more to this:

Arnold Schwarzenegger T-Shirt

According to TMZ, which took these photos, they did some digging and learned that the former Governor got the shirt at a farewell party for the staff last year.

In other words, before their marriage unraveled.

The shirts were designed by Maria's staff, as a joke. The one they gave Arnold had 2007 (the year most of the staff members started working for him) crossed out and 1977 (the year they started dating) scribbled above.

Wearing it in public is a surprise move, but it's entirely unrelated to the scandal, and despite the tumultuous last few months, Arnold and Maria remain on very amicable terms as they hammer out their impending divorce.

[Photos: TMZ]

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Just over a month after filing for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver accompanied her soon-to-be-former-spouse to lunch Saturday.

The occasion? His 64th birthday!

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As they dined at Barney's in Beverly Hills, Shriver and Schwarzenegger were joined by two of their four kids, sons Patrick and Christopher.

Christopher Schwarzenegger, 13, was released from the hospital Tuesday after a bodysurfing accident. He's going to make a full recovery.

After lunch, the pair - who have been estranged since his affair with Mildred Patricia Baena was exposed - were seen shopping, as well.

While Arnold initially refused to pay Maria spousal support in his divorce papers (he later changed his tune and revised the documents), Shriver picked up the lunch tab, ordering the birthday boy an espresso to boot.

Nice to see they're keeping things amicable.

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Maria Shriver has instructed her attorney, Laura Wasser, to hammer out the terms of her divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger as quickly as possible.

The purpose of Shriver's request is twofold: 1. To keep things as amicable as can be between the couple, and 2. So she can get back to work ASAP.

Maria filed for divorce from Arnold in early July, and under California law, a divorce can be final as early as six months from the date of filing.

Maria Shriver, Arnold Schwarzenegger Pic

Shriver is very eager to get back to work, a source close to the family says, but feels that the ongoing drama of her divorce could be a distraction.

"Maria wants the divorce to be final so she can get back to work, and move on All of the major networks have approached her," said the source.

"She hasn't made any decision yet. Maria doesn't want any job to impede on time she spends with Christopher, and Patrick, who live with her."

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Despite their impending divorce and all the upheaval in their lives, Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger are forming a united front this week.

"A few days ago our son Christopher suffered an accident at the beach," the estranged duo said in a statement after Christopher was hospitalized.

"While it has been a very scary week, Christopher is surrounded by his family and friends. He is a brave boy and is expected to make a full recovery."

Maria Shriver and Christopher Schwarzenegger

Christopher, 13, was boogie boarding on Sunday in Malibu, when something went wrong and he suffered a collapsed lung, broken bones and broken ribs.

Maria was with him on the beach at the time of the accident, says the source. His parents extend their gratitude to those providing their son's care.

"On behalf of our entire family, we sincerely thank the paramedics and lifeguards who responded so swiftly as well as all the doctors, nurses, emergency room and hospital staff who have cared for our son," the statement continues.

"They have been extraordinary to him and to us. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayers and ask for respect and privacy for our family."

Get well soon, Chris.

[Photo: Fame Pictures]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's 13-year-old son Christopher is in the hospital after suffering a serious surfing accident last weekend.

The exact nature of his injury and his present condition are not known, but it was so serious he has been in ICU for days, according to reports.

Christopher suffered multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung as a result of the accident in Malibu, Calif. Maria has been by Chris' side.

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Christopher Schwarzengger and mom Maria Shriver in late May.

It's been a rough stretch for Shriver, who is simultaneously in the process of divorcing Arnold in the wake of the Mildred Patricia Baena love child scandal.

We wish Chris a full, speedy recovery.

[Photo: Fame Pictures]

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Arnold Schwarzenegger has responded to Maria Shriver's divorce filing and the actor says that he will not pay spousal support, as she requested.

Arnold's lawyer, Bob Kaufman, checked the box on legal documents asking the judge to terminate Maria's right to receive any spousal support. 

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Like Maria, Arnold seeks joint custody of their two minor children.

The other conflict between the two concerns legal fees. Maria is asking Arnold to pay for hers. Arnold's response asks that she pay her own way.

As there is no prenup, under California law, Arnold and Maria can claim a 50/50 split of all earnings and assets accumulated during their marriage.

The two are estimated to be worth around $400 million.

As it stands right now, Arnold will get the very expensive family home, while Maria will probably end up with at least as much if not more cash.

Spousal support may become a non-issue, given her wealth, and that Arnold - who was just cast in Last Stand - isn't earning real money now.

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Maria Shriver waited a long time to divorce Arnold Schwarzenegger, but now that she has, she's not waiting for it to become final to move on.

She's purchased some swanky new digs.

The Sperminator's estranged wife is buying a $10 million home in Brentwood, a posh area of L.A. The home is near the one she shared with Arnold.

Shriver Moves On

The couple is determined to keep their divorce amicable, with both Arnold and Maria getting joint custody of their two minor children, both teens.

The proximity of the two homes will make shared custody easier. Maria's purchase has not been finalized yet but reports say it will close soon.

Sources say Maria had been unhappy with Arnold and mulling a split for years, but his love child with Maria Patricia Baena was the last straw.

[Photo: WENN.com]

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After months of hemming and hawing - even after his love child with Mildred Patricia Baena came to light - Maria Shriver has filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger, citing irreconcilable differences on the paperwork.

The couple has been married 25 years and has no prenup.

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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver will split around $400 million.

The official date of separation is not known, but despite Arnold's infidelity, Shriver was reportedly torn over whether to follow through with the divorce.

As recently as mid-June, Arnold wasn't giving up on reconciliation.

Shriver is asking for spousal support and for joint custody of their minor children, 17-year-old Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger and 13-year-old Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger. Their other two kids are over 18.

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Did Mildred Patricia Baena, who broke her silence on the love child scandal that led to the dissolution of Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's marriage, sell out her former employers - not to mention her son - in her tell-all interview this week?

No way, she says.

Arnold's baby mama says she did not earn a cent from her chat with Hello!, in which Mildred described Maria Shriver's reaction to the scandal and more.

Joseph Baena Picture

Mildred (with son Joseph Baena) says money was never an issue.

"Mildred was tired of people selling their lies to the media or claiming to speak for her when they do not," the attorney told TMZ Tuesday. "She gave the interview in order to set the record straight once and for all."

Her lawyer adds, "All she wanted to do was put the lies and rumors to rest. And we believe that she has done that through this interview."

Riiiight. Remind us, what lies or rumors were reported exactly?

All we've heard is that Mildred Patricia Baena had Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair that produced a love child over a decade ago, that Maria recently found out, and that Mildred and Arnold came clean when confronted.

In other words, exactly what happened.

Besides, if you really want to come clean and make sure people get their facts straight, opening up to Hello! is probably not the way to do it. HELLO!

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