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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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vrosen    

easy and amicable. in other words, as long as i get my $$$$$$$$$

1178 days ago
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Jodi    

I don't blame Maria at all. Twenty five years down the drain because Arnold can't keep it in his pants.

Any time you screw your own maid in your own house in the same bed your wife was just sleeping in with you is sick. Arnold is a disgusting pig with no morals. Maria didn't lose anything but a lot of time. I hope she teaches the boys to be more upstanding than their pig of a dad was.

1178 days ago
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kircherudolf    

she looks like a white condoleeza rice... they both have those creepy demon-like features ** piss shivers **

1178 days ago
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YVONNE    

she should get spousal support just because of his loose morals this may teach him a lesson keep his pecker at home the pig and in his own house with a maid,, come on how desperate is he anyhow she was one ugly pig herself... just did it to get the money herself so there he needs to be taught a lesson.

1178 days ago
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Jafo Fubar    

I guess most of you are forgetting... Arnie wasn't quite the superstar he that he was going to become when he first met her. True that did happen shortly thereafter; but in the beginning, SHE had the larger nest egg. Remember how the Kennedy's vetted him for a couple of years over his lifestyle and "possible" roid use. Most of the real estate deals that made their REAL fortune had it's seed money come equally from both sides. As we are seeing with the Dodgers, splitting up some assets can screw up a whole lot of things. Maybe this is easier to just give the money through support than to dismantle the empire. Sounds logical since it says Arnie knew prior to the paper********* court.

1178 days ago
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kircherudolf    

poor arnold... he finally found a woman he could shag AND she kept the house clean... now it's all ruined thanks to that selfish kennedy broad with the scary demon-face.

1178 days ago
52.

t    

those of you saying she should not get spousal support should consider the fact that Arnold fathered a child with the hired help and FAILED to tall his wife, as he was supporting this child WHILE he was governor under their marital home...granted she has money herself, Im sure this action is to make him pay financially for the embarassment to her and her children...he is nothing but an arrogant PIG...

1178 days ago
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Nick T    

The Terminator now meets The Liquidator.

1178 days ago
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Red Sam Rackham    

She may not need spousal support or child support from him. However the ex-governator f###ed up big time and now he should pay for his flagrant stupidity.

1178 days ago
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SandyLester    


Huh? I thought Kennedys didn't care about infidelity.

1178 days ago
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Donnie    

DAMN SHE'S FUGLY!!!!

1178 days ago
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Donnie    

Damn she's FUGLY!!!!!!!

1178 days ago
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jim    

Wish i had a woman like that.

1178 days ago
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kircherudolf    

hey, arnold cheated on her... big deal... it's not like he drove off into some body of water and left demon-face shriver to drown in the car as he walked home and waited a few days to report it to police... as if anyone would actually do that.

1178 days ago
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SallyE    

Will Huma Weiner be the next to file?

1178 days ago
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