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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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Tee New    

I can't figure which one of them looks more like a horses ass, wow
they both give new meaning to the word Fugly !

1125 days ago
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MoonDust    

@Billy 3 minutes ago

And look at the thing he cheated on her with. What did he bring to dinner with him, a can of Alpo and a chew toy? Wow, what a dog.

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LOL that was funny!!!

1125 days ago
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Tune Out    

I guess she "won't be back". Whaaa Haaa Haaa!! Haaa!! Haaa!! No!! No!! Stop!! Whaaa Haaa Haaa!!

1125 days ago
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Damon    

She gave-up her career in journalism to support his political ambitions!

Plus, any Kennedy money is inherited or in Trust and isnt a part of a marital estate ( unless it's in a joint account) - it goes to her assigned beneficiaries - which are most likely her kids and/or charities!

Estate (death tax) is about 55% of anything above 1million is taken for taxes.

Say she has 10 million from inheritence - the kids get 1 million (tax free) then they pay 55% {death tax / gift tax} on 9 million, which eqauls=4.95 million in taxes.


Which is why people usually set-up trust funds and contribute throughout the childs lifetime: ( structured giving ) is longstanding practice of the wealthy!


Remember Mel G trouble started when he intiated a settlement about Lucia's trust-fund!

1125 days ago
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Tammy Braun    

Divorce is never a good thing, regardless of the cir****tances. It's too bad when someone is unfaithful, but you must remember, marriage is a two-way-street. It's not all his or her fault. People should honor their vows before God...that's only right. But sometimes, they just can't.
Don't be so quick to judge people...you don't know what their personal situation really was. I've always admired Arnold and enjoyed his movies. The Kennedy's have never been honorable...their history has proven that. But I wish them both the best. Especially, the boys.

1125 days ago
141.

mickey     

I'll be bahkkk!

1125 days ago
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Hedy Putegnat    

GOOD !!!

1125 days ago
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mdokun65    

Serial cheaters like Arnold definitely do not deserve more chances to embarrass and humiliate their families. If it were true love, there would be no such thing as infidelity. While Maria may have felt true love for Arnold, his deception and infidelities will cost him everything, as they should. I have no sympathy for people like him, and will never accept an excuse that cheating goes with certain positions of power or celebrity status.

1125 days ago
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Lenny    

I am sick and tired of the entire Kennedy family and nitwits who worship them. Cult of personality comes to mind. People of poor character surrounded by PR hype.

1125 days ago
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shammyrock    

What a lady no mention of his whoring around. I hope she takes him for every reichmark.

1125 days ago
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Maria    

Divorce laws need to change dramatically. In light of the fact that Shriver will be entitled to half of a fortune the size of this one, it is revolting that she also be able to ask for spousal support (not to be confused with child support) on top of this. The divorce laws should change definitively at a certain monetary level and not include all these other perks. So she gets $500 mil and then wants Arnold to carry the monthly groceries and her Rodeo Drive jaunts in addition?!?!? There is absolutely no situation or spouse who deserves this with this amount of community property already in pocket. Tell me, what is the difference between Shriver and your infamous "golddigger"? At a certain point, the intent becomes the same.

1125 days ago
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paulnashtn    

spousal support???? Arnold should pay for ALL the costs of the divorce but spousal support?? She is wealthy in her own right and perfectly capable of earning 6 figures WHY should she get spousal support.

1125 days ago
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old hippie    

Arnie was just trying to fit into the Kennedy image. She probably needs spousal support sine the Kennedy trust fund has had to payoff so many women.

1125 days ago
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Barry    

Arnold should have taken her on a trip to Chapaquitic. It would be an accident, of course.

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jeani    

i pick things up and put them down .. dumb ass

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