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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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BouncersSuck    

But that's a condition. True love is unconditional.

Big Poppa

1172 days ago
17.

realist    

She can ask for a dollar a year, and she is entitled to ask for spousal support since she gave up her career when she married. As for child support, both parties contribute to it. She isn't asking for anything that she doesn't have a right to ask for.

Besides, if the property settlement takes a long time ala the Gibsons, she may need immediate cash to live on.

Yeah, I know, she's a "Kennedy", but who knows what she was left by her parents, she's not an only child, and it may be in a trust, and she may not have immediate access. JMO

1172 days ago
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Phreaky    

The worst part of this is, we will have a solid week of 500 posts relating to Maria and Arnold. There will be "Maria seen driving a car in L.A." and "Arnold eats an apple" and "Maria stands in her driveway" among others.

1172 days ago
19.

realist    

Big Poppa, It's supposed to be "take him/her for better or worse", but sometimes they're worse than than you take them for.

1172 days ago
20.

sky    

Like any divorce 'goes smoothly" what a joke , does she think because she's a Whoop de doo Kennedy that she'll get a free pass. NOPE not this millenium. The press will snack on this story as we are doing right now. . The best thing for these two is Anthony Weiner who took them off the front page , for a while. Don't feel sorry for them they are laughing all the way to the bank , coupla lucky schucks who banked bigtime before they were discpvered as no talent .

Plus his movies were made for morons .

1172 days ago
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Paul    

Who's the "Terminator" now?

1172 days ago
22.

Googie    

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

1172 days ago
23.

Vanessa    

Hasta la Vista marriage! Good for you Maria! Terminate that cheater!

1172 days ago
24.

BouncersSuck    

Unconditional is tough, realist. Really tough.

Big Poppa

1172 days ago
25.

Bismarck    

When two people get married, it is supposed to be forever, no exception.

1172 days ago
26.

realist    

Big Poppa, The only unconditional love I believe in, is that between parent and child. And even that can get screwed up sometimes.

1172 days ago
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jpierce26    

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

1172 days ago
28.

realist    

Bismarck, Oh Please! People have been getting divorced for hundreds of years. You are citing an "ideal". The more human of us may fail.

1172 days ago
29.

BouncersSuck    

Unconditional love between a parent and child is automatic. No matter how messed up the relationship, that instinctual love is there.

We could learn much from it.

Big Poppa

1172 days ago
30.

JugEars McKenyan Sr..    

Ok Ok I won't be baaaack this time...what be the number of that last ho I been doing? I'll be baaack there you can be betting...

1172 days ago
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