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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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en Todo Momento!!    

remember when they just said: 'let's get married...'. i'm sure they imagined all this part too!!

1119 days ago
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JC    

I will gladly be the first in line, to comfort Maria!

1119 days ago
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LadyBeagles    

Maria was filing for divorce before the mistress thing came out. The cheating had nothing to do with the divorce. They grew apart. So what. The Lawyers are the greedy bitches in this. They have a cut. I wonder is it 25%......of total cost?

1119 days ago
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Bambi    

Arnie better be careful he may find himself @ the bottom of a river. Who the hell is dumb enough to F with a Kennedy?

1119 days ago
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Charlie edozie    

This man did not do what nobody has never done on this planet earth before, a comman adage has it that if you bit a child with the right hand, you bring him back with the left on.Any man, woman out there who wants to break anotherones home for the sake of a mistake that has been done, his or hers will receive the same faith.To err is human, but to forgive is divine. Stand by ur man like hilary did during her time. By the way man are sarces on a more seroius note!!!

1118 days ago
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Charlie edozie    

The reality of the situation is that what has happened has happened. Why is it that u american cant just look at things the way and manner others see things,Everyone out there is asking for the mans head because he has a son out of wedlock, shame to u money mongers out there called women. Is all about how maria can get out of the divorce why are you guys not thinking about the family situations, which woman out there with her right senses is asking for a boken? By the way!! How many of u asking for there splitting out there are married???

1118 days ago
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Dan    

I don't understand what got into Arnold. Maria is so much prettier than the dog he fooled around with. Maria is a good Catholic and has faith in God. Why would he want anyone else? What the heck is the matter with guys when God gives them a good wife and they give it up for a bow wow.

1118 days ago
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Bobby    

Certainly, this is very sad. Arnold through it all away for a sexcapade romp...not even within the unholy parameters of his stature. All very stupid and meaningless, but, total destruction.

He won't "be back" from this!

1118 days ago
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dianne    

WHY is it the news is bothering Maria. She didn't do anything wrong, why are they not chasing Arnold. This was not just a role in the hay this was a full blown affair with an underling. I am proud of Maria and her family strength that is helping her rise above the disgrace of her s*** of a husband and housekeeper. #1 she is a mother, Bless her for being that first and foremost. I have never seen a grave marker that said beloved career woman. May the clock of shame forever cover Arnold and may SHAME follow him for the rest of his life.

1118 days ago
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Mee    

He married her because she was a "Kennedy".
NOW ALL THE POWERFULL FOLK'S ARE DEAD AND SO IS THE MARRIAGE !!

1117 days ago
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Gardy    

Arnold is a PIG. And I would think that the MAID could SUE HIM only for ABUSE OF POWER.......she was the maid and he the one who hired her .... great POWER INBALANCE........even IF she consented........she was still the SLAVE in the home. WOMAN, yes you the MAID, you were nothing to him but a great LAY......and HE USED YOU.

MARIE I am so proud of your kindness towards the Maid, you treated her with respect and did not blame her. You understand PIGS.

1117 days ago
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Laura    

One can only hope that this will indeed be an amicable divorce as it makes it so much easier for the children and for both Arnold and Maria. I wish I could mail them a copy of Divorce Vows by Edie Sangiogio, an amazing book written by a divorce mediator that helps couples step-by-step to attain an amicable divorce. Anyone know their addresses?

1117 days ago
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chsmits    

It is good to see that he will be taken to the cleaners!

1117 days ago
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Jac    

Well all men like him are DOGS. Take Bindi Irwins best friends father for example. He got a wife and at same time was popping kids out to a girlfriend and also had another child to another girlfriend and all the while the bloody wife knows this and runs around telling people it is there god children (kids look like him) and the Irwins buy that story. Men keep it in ya pants it really dont pay to play and for god sakes arnie couldnt ya got something better but hey she ugly and probably felt like she one lotto when she got u......

1116 days ago
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steve    

Good for Arnold!! Maria's face is getting to look as nasty as Eunice's!!!

1115 days ago
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