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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.

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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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anonymous    

get real you guys...ms maria shriver has known about this since arnold's son has been born...the kennedy clan has always cheated. she is used to it....the only way a husband can get away with it, and, he has, is if no one finds out. well the cat was out of the bag...ms shriver...ms denial, was humilated, just like the usual kennedy clan, so she makes arnold wrong, and files for divorce to look good. she was wrong all along as well. she let this whole thing go the entire time...never dealt with it..what a mess. what a sad story. arnold should never have done this, but he, too, will be better off without her. she is looking just like her late mother...he will move on.

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Red    

Please, Arnold "Don't be back" I was sick of you a long time ago!

1104 days ago
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Caroline    

Seriously politicians, men, women alike need to rethink getting married. Why marry if you really don't intend to live up to the vows? Affairs aren't accidents. A penis doesn't wreck into a vagina; two people make that decision. It's a decision people, a choice and the results are hurtful, destructive, ruinous to careers, children, and your integrity. Yes, you can go on people do but look around others pay the price for your choice. Here's a thought: put your ego and libido on notice: Your choices and behavior have direct effects on every person you love. Keep it in your pants. Keep your pants on. Have sex but only with the person you vowed to have sex with: it's called marriage make it work.

1104 days ago
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DR. JERRY    

Yikes! That is one scary photo of Maria Shriver. She looks like a vampire, like Dracula's daughter on a bad day. She's filing for divorce? Arnold should consider himself lucky!

1104 days ago
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tony    

No 1 needs to take a close look at it, she be 1 ugly piece of meat, that be for sure.

1104 days ago
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shugarbear    

Whatever!

1104 days ago
397.

dale    

She wasn't treating him, the way she should have, otherwise why we would he do it? But it wasn't her fault right, it's just that she's the boss and he better do as he is told...

1104 days ago
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Squirt    

What an ugly beast she turned out to be. Remember this, a woman needs a reason while a man just needs a place. Good man.

1104 days ago
399.

Myron    

So they are splitting up...what's the big deal? They are not the first nor are they going to be the last. That's life people give'em a break!

1104 days ago
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clive    

why can't women ever learn to support themselves. they open their legs then expect a fortune for being a poor lay. they then go and meet up with other women to describe how the sex went or not. WHY GOD MADE THE BLOODY BITCHES NO ONE WILL EVER KNOW!

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Annie    

She has millions...she should get half the estate after money after the child support is deducted from both their halves...if she is getting half the estate she should pay half the support of the children...and then from Arnie's contribution to the money they should set aside child support through college for the other kid. Then Maria can take her half.

Half the estate plus half the cost of the kids through college expenses and not one penny more. No spousal support...she already has millions of her own and she will get lots and lots and lots of money off Arnie's earnings and she should pony up out of her part money to support the kids.

I just love how she didn't see the resemblance until after Arnie had moved as high up the political ladder as he could. I wonder if the divorce would have happened if Arnie still had a future in politics?

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J R    

No excuses for Arnold, he should have kept his pants on, BUT.....how hard must it be when living in "fantasyland" where every wish and desire is yours for the taking?

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Sociopaths are Sad    

This just shows the extreme ruthlessness of the Kennedys. I feel sorry for no one here. Apparently Maria wants to run for president, I hear...hope that's false.

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arleigh    

It took 25 years to find out,andy they are popular people and and everyone is saying way to go maria. Maybe most of us might have an Arnold in our lives and we may never know. So go on an blast Arnold as if he is some dirtbag and tell me with absulute certainty that you are not with one now.

1104 days ago
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sahat    

Yes, having a plentiful supply of material goods and money does not always make people happy.
There is proverb saying : "great wealth is not a sign of great intelligence", and seems it is true.

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