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Maria Shriver -- Divorce On!

5/26/2011 2:27 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Maria Shriver met with her divorce lawyer today in Beverly Hills and all systems are go to end her marriage to Arnold Schwarzenegger ... TMZ has learned.

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Shriver met with attorney Laura Wasser at the swanky Montage Hotel in Beverly Hills -- where Shriver is staying -- for a morning meeting.

Meanwhile, we're told Schwarzenegger has met with another high-powered Bev Hills divorce lawyer of his own, Bob Kaufman.  Although we do not know if Arnold has formally retained Kaufman.

As TMZ first reported, Shriver has been meeting with her financial person for several months now trying to sort out money issues before filing the divorce petition.

It's a little tricky, because the money guy works for both Maria and Arnold and is very close to both of them.

A Wasser/Kaufman combo is significant, because both have worked on other high profile cases and have figured out how to handle these situations in a discreet, semi-private manner. 

Although no divorce petition has been filed -- were told it's just a matter of time.

UPDATE, July 1, 2011: Maria Shriver filed for divorce against Arnold...



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16.

TEE    

@BroRO... there is never a reason to cheat. If you are not happy then you get a ivorce and leave. Not cheat and stay because you now give then grounds to divorce you with cause.
Im just saying .............

1215 days ago
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Beehive Jim    

Maria's high speed sprint to divorce signals that she was probably just waiting for a rea$on. Who knows - perhaps they had grown apart quite a while ago. As far as fidelity goes, the Kennedy's certainly don't have a pristine record, so I do not buy the "shock" she displayed.

1215 days ago
18.

Observer...ICU    

It's about time that woman pulls the trigger....good riddens. Although I do wonder why in the world would expect Maria to come back to him after screwing the maid in their bed and getting her pregnant. Even the most forgiving woman has her breaking point.

@BroRo
"ARNOLD CHEATED FOR A REASON!! Maria was probably an awful b**ch to him during their whole marriage. Two sides to every story people....just sayin."

Booooo.....Arnold had a rep for juggling women long before they got married. He carried it into the marriage. In reality the marriage probably should have been a no go.

Arnold's reasons for cheating probably includes....
1. Ego. He thought he was invincible.
2. Ego. Thought he could do anything he wanted without consequence.
3. Ego. Probably gave him a thrill to do it with the maid under the same roof and in the same bed Maria and Arnold shared.
4. Ego. In love with himself, but couldn't screw himself so he screwed everyone who was willing.
5. He may miss his glory days after all he is 63. I guess that qualifies a late life crisis.

1215 days ago
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diogenes    

As TMZ first reported, Maria has been miserable in her marriage for several years and wanted out. We're told Maria hired Laura significantly before the news of Arnold Schwarzenegger's baby mama broke, but Maria has been conflicted over whether to file for divorce -- partly because Arnold still has strong emotional influence over her and he wants her back.

http://www.tmz.com/2011/05/12/maria-shriver-laura-wasser-attorney-divorce-separated-hired-split-arnold-schwarzenegger-governor-spousal-support/
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Run Maria Run, Do not give this man a second thought. Let Arnold swim in his own mess.

1215 days ago
20.

LORI    

ANY WOMAN WHO WOULD BED THAT DISGUSTING MAN IS SCREWY AND DESERVES TO BE CHEATED ON!!!!!! I WOULD NOT CARE HOW MUCH MONEY THAT BEAST HAS....EWWWWWWWW STINKY MAN1!!

1215 days ago
21.

Sonya in Tx    

I guess Maria had enough respect for the governor's office to wait for Arnold to be done and out of there to move out of her home and file for divorce.
Good for her. Let him loose half his fortune. He sure does deserve it.

1215 days ago
22.

diogenes    

Also to the hater of Maria and those that make remarks about her looks.

Remember Arnold thought Maria was pretty enough to marry and father Maria's children.

1215 days ago
23.

FLO    

I expect them to be filed on Friday right as the courthouse closes at 5pm for a long weekend.

1215 days ago
24.

SoCalGal    

Arnold is a prick. Jesus, talk about a 5 bagger. They are both FUGLY. Holy ****! Woof, Woof.

1215 days ago
25.

smartchick    

ARNOLD really knows how to pick them????? How about poor Maria having to put up with that Mr. Muscle Governator all these years. The muscles are sagging and obviously so is he!

1215 days ago
26.

Maverick    

Good for her. This marriage is over. Time to move on.

1215 days ago
27.

moso    

Good for her! I hope he is happy about the choice he made! All for a piece of as@. Freaking idiot!! What a great role model for his 4 kids.

1215 days ago
28.

Sincerity    

"It's a little tricky, because the money guy works for both Maria and Arnold and is very close to both of them".

I don't really see this as a problem because Laura "Disso Queen" Wasser is going to bring in her "OWN" forensic accountants to "SCRUTINIZE THE BOOKS"! Considering how long this couple has been married, it may take them a while to complete a "thorough" audit of their combined estate. Furthermore, California isn't like Texas in which additional "punitive" penalties can be levied against a cheating spouse. Even, if some "off shore" bank accounts were found, if Arnold and Maria filed "joint" income tax returns, both parties could be penalized, if this was done as a means of "income tax evasion".

Any way, no one would be surprised at this point, if Arnold has been shelling out additional money to ensure the "silence" of his other "HOOK UPS". It wouldn't surprise anybody, if Arnold actually has as many children as Mel Gibson. Hopefully, for their sakes, their existence will remain "on the down low". It's not necessary to drag everybody into this media frenzy. Most people just want to be "CONTENT" and "LIVE A QUIET LIFE". Even with a "prenuptial" agreement in place, it makes more sense for Arnold to "sweeten" Maria's "severance" package to avoid any "unfortunate" media leaks. Sunlight never sweetens trash and you just do what you got to do!!! Settle it "discreetly" and "move on"!!!

1215 days ago
29.

Mary Toponce    

I have so much respect for Maria. She has been a great journalist and reporter. I bet her children have a lot of love for her. I know that she will be great at whatever she goes on to. God bless and keep and her children. She will always be loved.

Mary

1215 days ago
30.

Rocco    

It's a good thing Arnold had his ugly wife sign a prenup. She'll have to go on welfare after the divorce. You are my hero Arnold.

1215 days ago
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