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Maria Shriver

Files for Divorce

7/1/2011 3:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

TMZ has learned Maria Shriver has pulled the trigger on her marriage ... she just filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger ... and we've learned, there is NO PRENUP.

Maria Shriver Divorce
In the divorce petition, obtained by TMZ, Shriver cites "irreconcilable differences" as her reason for ending the 25-year marriage.

Shriver is asking for spousal support and wants the judge to deny Arnold the right to ask for support for himself-- though it's highly unlikely he would.

Shriver is asking for joint custody of their minor children, who she names in the document as 17-year-old "Patrick Arnold Shriver Schwarzenegger" and 13-year-old "Christopher Sargent Shriver Schwarzenegger."

And, in the petition, filed by disso-queen Laura Wasser, Shriver is asking Arnold to pay the attorneys' fees of both parties.

As for the date Arnold and Maria separated ... it isn't specified in the divorce papers.

According to the docs, the property accumulated during the marriage will be divided at a later date.  And, sources tell TMZ, there is no prenup, so all of Arnold and Maria's earnings over the past quarter century will be divided 50/50.

Sources close to the couple tell TMZ ...  Arnold and Maria are on speaking terms and Arnold knew beforehand that she was filing divorce papers. Maria is telling friends she hopes this will be an easy and amicable divorce.

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Poncha Poncha

Arnold lost his family, money and reputation for a roll in the hay. Why not just take a cold shower. I thought he was smart, but I guess he is dumb after all. Was it worth it? NO! He's been ERASED ! ! ! !

SandyLester SandyLester

Huh? I thought Kennedys didn't care about infidelity.

kar kar

Good luck for the people who work it out with a cheater. I for one think I am worth more than that and deserve only the best.



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Poncha Poncha

Arnold lost his family, money and reputation for a roll in the hay. Why not just take a cold shower. I thought he was smart, but I guess he is dumb after all. Was it worth it? NO! He's been ERASED ! ! ! !

SandyLester SandyLester

Huh? I thought Kennedys didn't care about infidelity.

kar kar

Good luck for the people who work it out with a cheater. I for one think I am worth more than that and deserve only the best.

Googie Googie

Asta la vista Arnold. Get him where it hurts, his money.

Barbarascy Barbarascy

I'm actually sad to see them divorcing. But some things just can't be fixed. I'd say this is one of them.

jpierce26 jpierce26

can't help but being blunt....good for her he is a D-bag. The worst kind.

MIKE MIKE

GOOD! I Hope she takes the pig to the cleaners!

Paul Paul

Who's the "Terminator" now?

Superman Superman

Kinda sad. He pretty much came out of nowhere and practically begged her to marry him. Then after they marry, he cheats on her for decades with many women. Greedy sc*mbag forgot to count his blessings. Same story, different rich guy.

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Canon    

Can we get more woman beater Chris Brown stories?

1159 days ago
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MIKE    

GOOD! I Hope she takes the pig to the cleaners!

1159 days ago
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MartyMcFly    

Of course she wants spousal support. These women that rely on their rich ex-husbands to financially support them make me sick. Get a job and quit being a worthless human being.

1159 days ago
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OMG    

Hasta la vista, baby!

1159 days ago
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Tammy    

I think child support is a no brainer, but she should not be asking for spousal support. Their marital estate will be divided eqally, which will give her millions, so asking for spousal support is greedy.

1159 days ago
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Janet    

The whole situation is just extremely sad.

1159 days ago
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Barbarascy    

I'm actually sad to see them divorcing. But some things just can't be fixed. I'd say this is one of them.

1159 days ago
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Superman    

Kinda sad. He pretty much came out of nowhere and practically begged her to marry him. Then after they marry, he cheats on her for decades with many women. Greedy sc*mbag forgot to count his blessings. Same story, different rich guy.

1159 days ago
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Maverick    

Good for her! That marriage was over years ago and she deserves to have a great life, instead of giving up her dreams for his ego trips.

1159 days ago
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chefadam    

He ****** the maid, how is this going to be easy and amicable?

1159 days ago
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Different-Time-Zone    

Yea, again. TMZ favorite term: "Disso-queen" Laura Wasser.
It's sounds like "dissolute". Not a compliment.

1159 days ago
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Superman    

I agree with the others. Spousal support just sounds greedy when they are going to be splitting the estate 50/50. She shouldn't need child support neither, especially when their minors are teens, they're sharing joint custody, and both will be LOADED after the divorce.

1159 days ago
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kar    

Good for you Maria, he is a pig for doing that to you and your kids!

1159 days ago
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BouncersSuck    

True love can survive infidelity.

Big Poppa

1159 days ago
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kar    

True love means your always faithful no matter what.

1159 days ago
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