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Maria Shriver

Second Thoughts

About Divorcing Arnold

12/26/2011 10:00 AM PST BY TMZ STAFF

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Maria Shriver
is telling friends she's now unsure if she wants to divorce Arnold Schwarzenegger ... TMZ has learned.

We're told Maria is torn, partly because of her strong religious beliefs that do not include divorce. 

Making matters even more complicated -- we're told Arnold still desperately wants Maria back, and has been "extremely sweet" to her and has made numerous gestures -- which include presents -- to win Maria back.
 
Maria filed for divorce on July 1, though she moved out months earlier.  She's already bought a mansion in Brentwood, CA, which she's in the process of renovating.

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166.

mike shelton    

One of the greatest gifts man or woman has been given to us by God is the ability to forgive, we have the choice to forgive each other or we can choose not to, it is her choice, We can all comment on the man ,and the things he has done, what he has done is wrong,It is their marriage and their family and if she decides to not get a devorce then for me this would be good, yes she has the right to devorce him and this would not be against the Law of God, the church may see it in a different way.Forgivness is what is needed, and let the power of God take care of the rest. Those who have no sin, let them cast the first stone, yet who can pick up a stone to cast in the present world.

1000 days ago
167.

matthew chim    

I think if you do divorce him, is that going to do any thing for you, both of you and the children will loose. I think you should work it out and what he willing to do.

1000 days ago
168.

cheryl    

Maria,

They all cheat! Who cares.

1000 days ago
169.

ES    

Another Kennedy woman apparently decides to be a doormat...Say it ain't so!!! What is it about the women in this family?? Their men fool around on them, repeatedly, publicly humiliate them, and in this case have a kid with some other woman, and she's actually thinking of staying with him??? I gave Maria Shriver more credit for having some sense...Apparently I was wrong. I'm sure this is all about money, because it sure can't be about love or respect. What a fool she is.

1000 days ago
170.

PrincessFifiTrixibelle    

If Maria Shriver won't divorce Arnold just because of being a Catholic, she is dumber than a sack of hammers. Several of her Kennedy relatives are divorced - one of her cousins divorced his wife who he had been married to for decades, they had grown children and he was middle aged - but the Vatican gave Shriver's cousin an "annullment". The Vatican will give you an "annullment" if you pay them a very large sum of money. This is total baloney if Shriver is alleging she won't divorce Arnold because of Catholicism. She is probably one of those women who stay in bad relationships with chronic adulterer husband. Shriver needs therapy and a divorce - Arnold will never change. The wierdest thing is the ex-housekeeper recently dressed up the 10 year old son in a Conan The Barbarian Halloween costume and leaked the photos to the media. Totally appalling to exploit her child for cheap publicity. I feel sorry for the illegitmate child - the ex-housekeeper of Arnold's sounds like a publicity hound....what a godawful MESS.

1000 days ago
171.

khrystle    

im sorry, this is rediculious.... my dad cheated on my mom about 11 years ago, we recently found this out ... oh we also found out that i have a 10 year old sister.. i told my mom to leave my dad, she did...my dad did everything he could to get her to come back to him, eventually she came back cause "people change" ....bull!!!! my mom was back no more then a week and my dad went back to being the man he always was. they are always fighting and it always comes back to when dad cheated and hid a child from us.. who grew up just 2 blocks away from our family home by the way... i keep telling my mom and dad they have to break up, its not healthy, and really, any man whos gonna cheat on you and keep a child hidden is not worth it, no matter how much you love him. maria needs to leave while she still can, she will be better for it, and happy, cause if she stays with this idiot she will be sad and feel worthless for the rest of her life.

1000 days ago
172.

Bubbles    

It's a lie that all Kennedy women put up with cheating. Joan Kennedy divorced Ted Kennedy, and Pat Kennedy Lawford divorced Peter Lawford. From all accounts Eunice and Sarge Shriver had a solid marriage.

As for Jackie, we don't even know if she knew her husband cheated. Most of the stories came out after he died. We also don't know if Joe Kenndy Sr cheated on Rose, but in any case Rose was born in 1890 and not many people divorced back then either. Stop blaming the whole family for what a few of them do.

As for Maria, she would be a FOOL to take Arnold back. He is morally bankrupt and power hungry. He's just using her.

And she'd better stop giving women advice because she's the one who needs help!!

1000 days ago
173.

pricangal    

The only acceptable reason for divorce (per the Bible and Jesus) is adultery so you're right. Maria can get her divorce and should remain in good standing in the Church.

999 days ago
174.

Maisgar    

Are you SERIOUS! What example does that set for your kids, might as well bring the maid back and all live as one big happy family. What a joke - being Catholic does not mean that Arnold gets a pass for breaking his vows and treating you like garbage. That makes a mockery not only of marriage but of your faith.

999 days ago
175.

Disgusted    

Maria Shriver is NOT old, desperate or unattractive, as some haters here have said. She is attractive, has plenty of money and could easily find a younger man that could easily satisfy her every desire. If she decides to stay married to Arnold, it may be due to decades of love that became a bond in her youth. The pain of divorce when there is love and/or chemistry can cause overwhelming suffering, and most certainly a pause for 2nd thoughts. Arnold appears to be a sociopath or narcissist, and likely will never change, but it's Maria's decision. I can't imagine enduring offensive and cruel public comments, in addition to the humiliation and pain already caused by Arnold. God Bless You Maria... I pray you find peace, joy and happiness in your future.

999 days ago
176.

Disgusted    

Maria Shriver is NOT old, desperate or unattractive, as some haters here have said. She is attractive, has plenty of money and could easily find a younger man that could easily satisfy her every desire. If she decides to stay married to Arnold, it may be due to decades of love that became a bond in her youth. The pain of divorce when there is love and/or chemistry can cause overwhelming suffering, and most certainly a pause for 2nd thoughts. Arnold appears to be a sociopath or narcissist, and likely will never change, but it's Maria's decision. I can't imagine enduring offensive and cruel public comments, in addition to the humiliation and pain already caused by Arnold. God Bless You Maria... I pray you find peace, joy and happiness in your future.

998 days ago
177.

WackJob    

Maria don't do it, once a cheat aways a cheat!!

997 days ago
178.

For real    

I thought she was an intelligent woman. I stand corrected.

993 days ago
179.

Victoria    

I admire Maria for taking Arnold back, we are not in her shoes, only she knows what she is doing. Good for you Maria, for better or for worst. God BLess you! Oh for the rest of you..please be the first to cast a stone if you are free of any sin..

993 days ago
180.

Mary Ann Merrell Crofts    

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993 days ago
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