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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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bintee geeron    

sounds like they're keeping it real. perhaps this is for the sake of the children. all i can say is he is a dirty dog and a pig and my respect for her has risen exponentially since she decided to make this move and get rid of the bum. that someone like him can be in a position of leadership sickens me. just goes to show us how thankless and undesired these jobs are.

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Non-cheater    

The Kennedy's practically invented and promoted cheating...not only spousal, but mafia style led by father for big money and power...an illeagal thief, and more...want some more money Maria...of course!!

1119 days ago
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Tony D    

She should put a large bill board on the front lawn. To Arnold, Guess who's NOT coming back!!!

1119 days ago
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Mike    

%$#%^ U "Ahhhhsholes"...I like maid service!"Ahhhhahahahaa"..

"Variety is the spice of life".....signed ..Ahhnold...hahaha

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Richard    

Well Arnold just had tricked everyone in state of California as he turned down gay marriage. His practice with christian has proved he is a crooked and lie.. Poor people like us gay have to suffer for the better union life than what he ha down on his own. Drat!!!

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Desertdad    

What a hideously ugly woman! She gave him the name for his political ambitions but what cost if must have taken to bang someone with a face like that, especially when all Hollywood was available. Adios, senora. Good riddance.

1119 days ago
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mawarren    

what a fool of a man. such hurt he has brought upon his family
i trusted him to be decent and good. he failed all of us. maria is such a classy lady, she did not deserve this

1119 days ago
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tjovan    

You know she is being very reasonable, considering the cir****tances. But what many of you don't realize is she also has a very shaded past as far as infidelity. So in my opinion, that's why she's being the way she is as far as the terms.... If you all don't remember look back a few years you will see what I mean about her, the media is making a huge, big deal about him they should remember the past. Besides which, it would really be hard to look at the harsh face, who push her husband in the wrong direction in California because of her own agenda, how much of this is really her hype and the media hype?????

1119 days ago
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Greg Thomas    

I guese Arnold forgot the line in his vows about forsakeing all others. This is going to cost $$$$$

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goforthat    

Noooooo. Like Bouncers says.. True love can survive anything. Arnold has learned his lesson and he wont do it again.

1119 days ago
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John    

It really is sad to see the limits some people go to to ruin their reputations, their lives and those of the people they claim to love the most. He did a decent job as governor of California, but will be remembered for his role as a man who had two familis at the same time and kept one of them hidden. He had to know she would file. You cannot do this to a woman who is in the political light and expect her to just shrug it off. Best thing he can do is just give her whatever she wants and then fade from sight.

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Nancy    

Maria,
You're one of the smart ones & I'm proud of you for your decision. I know this is difficult for you, but you will be happy again soon. Just love your kids and the rest of your family and you will get the back in return. That's what is important. You're kids will help you through this and please know that the rest of the world is right there with you on your side. Keep that beautiful smile always.

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Leona    

Ahhh....she doesn't need him or his money, but it's a good thing she has money cause that's the only way any man would look at her.

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John    

I think no one no one is perfect and arnold is just a man who had a weak moment, while bring up maria's family values they all had same issues. Maria and arnold have created a beauiful family. She should forgive him and continue their marriage. Its too easy to quit and give up after al we are in times where its easy to order fast food, quicky marriges and quicky divoces. I would ask maria to think of heir children who still love their father, and am sure arnold is still in love with her and worth giving a 2nd chance with some marriage counseling. I have noticed that women wh hang in there and support their men thru good times and bad usually win in the end.

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michelle devlin    

maria continue to hold your head high just like your mother taught you,because you were the best thing that ever happen to arnold.Know this in your heart that some men just dont get it,or should i say just dont know how to appreciate a beautiful women,smart and intelligent such as your self,god will take care of him.

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