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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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Pat Van Alders    

Maria wore the pants in that family.

1147 days ago
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Srb    

And this marriage thing is SOOOOOO precious to the fabric of our society that heterosexuals don't want homosexuals to **** it up?! Brilliant!!!!

1147 days ago
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Daniel Reed    

Same old story is right. You old hags get all wrinkly and taste like leather and you expect a handsome guy to put up with your old wrinkled selves. Maria Shriver is so wrinkled she could pass as a pair of panty hose someone forgot to take out of the dryer. YUCH.

1147 days ago
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user1    

The divorce is sad

However, he can finally be there for his son Joseph who was denied of a father for 14 years! One thing at least came good out of this whole situation.

1147 days ago
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user1    

Its always sad to see a divorce happen.

But at least Joseph can finally have his father in his life now.

1147 days ago
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MoonDust    

Come to think of it, another guy who cheated on his beautiful, and most humanitarian wife, was prince Charles. He cheated with the ugliest broad in England, Camila Porker Bowle, yikes!

1147 days ago
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MoonDust    

Come to think of it, another guy who cheated on his beautiful, and most humanitarian wife, was prince Charles. He cheated with the ugliest broad in England, Camila Porker Bowle, yikes!

1147 days ago
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alfred    

blah, blah, blah,blah

1147 days ago
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fiftystateal    

He'll be baack.

1147 days ago
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yo bill    

It figures, She has more money than anyone, tons..much more that the terminator, although his worth is considerable. And what? You gotta pay, ...there are no i nnocient parties in a deviorce.. But she still expects him to pay all the bills and support....where is her share of the cost and kids?

1147 days ago
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Linda    

Looks to me like Maria is being more then fair. She could rake his azz over the coals but in CA after a certain # of years married everything is 50/50 unless someone fights it. I get the feeling that this wasnt Arnold's first time cheating. I'm thinking Maria knows he wont change and just wants out. Good Luck Maria.

1147 days ago
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Hope she takes this piece of **** for everything he has. He can go back to the old country. And to MartyMcFly, this lady comes from a wealthy family and doesn't need his money, but should get it just on principle. You obviously have a limited intelligence when it comes to the Kennedy family

1147 days ago
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MyrtleMae    

She is already a wealthy woman from the Kennedy side and she earned a lot of money when she was a television reporter. she doesn't need spousal support and she shouldn't request it. Their children should be supported in the manner to which they are accustomed until they complete their higher education and no longer than that.

1147 days ago
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Jake    

All of this hulabaloo over a little unauthorized nook, nook. Go back home Maria, I,m sure he still has plenty more for you.

1147 days ago
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fiftystateal    

He'll be baack. He's also looking for Sarah Connor.

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