Maria Shriver Files for Divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maria Shriver Files for Divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger

Maria Shriver is officially moving on. Two months after Arnold Schwarzenegger publicly admitted to fathering a child with housekeeper Mildred Baena, Shriver has filed for divorce from her husband of 25 years. The papers submitted on Friday cite "irreconcilable differences" -- which, really, is all that needs to be said.

Shriver has asked for joint custody of the couple's two sons, Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13. (Their daughters, Katherine, 21, and Christina, 19, are no longer minors, so they don't factor into the custody arrangements.) She's also seeking spousal support from Schwarzenegger, as well as attorney's fees.

The divorce filing doesn't indicate a prenuptial agreement, which means that Shriver and Schwarzenegger's assets will be split in half, per California law. Though Shriver is a Kennedy heir, it appears that Schwarzenegger's business ventures and films have made him the wealthier spouse -- meaning that Shriver will get the better deal. Can we all agree that she deserves it?

There's something else that Maria Shriver may be getting out of the divorce: a lucrative book deal. RadarOnline reports that Shriver could get a record-breaking sum for writing a memoir about her life, from growing up a Kennedy to marrying a movie star to becoming the Governator's wife.

One publishing exec says Shriver could surpass Bill Clinton's $15 million advance for My Life, the highest that's ever been offered by the publishing world. Shriver has always been fairly private, and hasn't indicated that she wants to write a tell-all -- but should she decide to do it, it would certainly be a profitable (and perhaps therapeutic) form of revenge.


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