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Arnold to Maria

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9/28/2012 12:15 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

One of the big reasons Arnold Schwarzenegger didn't give Maria Shriver an advance copy of his autobiography is that he intends to keep all of the money he makes from it ... sources connected with the couple tell TMZ.

Even though Arnold and Maria were together 34 years and married for 25 and a good chunk of the book is about their relationship ... we're told Arnold has made it clear to her ... the book is HIS, and she will not be getting any part of his multi-million dollar advance or any royalties.

And there's more on the money front ... We're told Arnold has been extremely tough in negotiating a financial settlement with Maria -- one source says, "Arnold has been really stingy with Maria and the kids, which is amazing considering what he did."

One source groused ... Arnold has treated his divorce as a business deal, and not an end to the relationship he had with the mother of his kids.

And here's the most shocking part ... Sources tell us as recently as last week, Arnold asked Maria to take him back.  We're told ... she's not biting.

Arnold's rep told TMZ ... the divorce settlement negotiations are ongoing so no agreement has been struck.



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Cheap bastard.

755 days ago


Arnold's personal mistakes in his marriage...and Maria's personal mistakes that are never reported....are all irrelevant, none of our business....just as Arnold-haters said about Bill and Hillary ;)
While in office Arnold supported and
signed bills in California to help stop the anti-father, anti-children bias in family courts, that will help parents, in-laws, and children now and for generations, including:
CA. SB 1482:
Alimony Reform: Parents who face alimony increases after their child support ends will now be able to demand a vocational examination for their ex-spouses, and judges are required to calculate alimony based on the examiner’s estimate of the ex-spouse’s earning capacity.
CA. AB 2416:
Child Custody Protection for Military Parents: Creates a rebuttable presumption that upon a servicemember’s return from deployment, child custody and visitation orders will revert to the original order. Allows judges to award a deployed parent’s parenting time to grandparents or stepparents so that deployed parents can’t have their contact with their children severed by the custodial parent. This also helps to maintain and nurture children’s bonds with their deployed parent’s family.
CA. SB 1355:
Child Support Reform:
Many young fathers who were incarcerated for nonviolent offenses (often arrested for not being able to afford the excessive child support) face crushing child support debts which accrued (at 10% interest) while they were behind bars (then go right back to jail because the interest plus back child support while in jail is an impossible debt to pay). These debts make it difficult for them to play a meaningful role in their children’s lives. This bill suspends child support from accruing while the obligor is institutionalized.
CA. SB 1188:
Child Custody/Visitation Reform: Will help prevent family court litigants from using a parent’s disability as a way to deprive them of child custody or visitation.
CA. SB 580:
Child Support Reform:
The healthcare obligations family court judges throw onto noncustodial parents can be devastating. SB 580 will ensure that noncustodial parents aren’t saddled with an unreasonably high percentage of their children’s medical care costs.

755 days ago

Phil Mcl    

No way she dose the marriage so official over. And dosen't she have Kennedy money. She will never be a struggling ex. And also she can write her own books.

755 days ago


Arnold is all that matters to Arnold.

755 days ago


If there were ONE mention of my name in that "book", and there would have to be, pay up! Cheap in deed, same thing that led him to doing the maid, instead of paying for it like every other greedy man.

755 days ago


Emotions on this aside...he wrote the's his money. It's an "autobiography" and I'm sure there are several other people named in the book. Does he owe them money as well?

755 days ago


I never noticed this, but doesn't Maria look like the Predator?

755 days ago


If he's giving Maria a hard time, I wonder how he is treating the mexican whore who had his love child? How much child support is he handing over to her?

755 days ago


she's going to get a huge divorce settlement. don't feel any sympathy for Maria. Arnold can be as stingy as he wants, but she's going to get a ridiculously sized fortune.

755 days ago

Gotta love Canada    

I see a common theme on this site. TPT Americans will sell their sould for a dollar. And for those who don't know TPT=Trailer Park Trash.

755 days ago

Michelle Neal    

What a slimbag!!!

755 days ago


I suspect since the initial divorce filing, that legally all the proceeds from this book do belong solely to Arnold Schwarzenegger. Furthermore, there may have been prenups signed and Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to strictly enforce them. However, if I was Maria Shriver, "I WOULDN'T SWEAT" Arnold Schwarzenegger. I would wait for his book to drop, read it and "WRITE MY OWN" BOOK which is much more likely to sell FAR BETTER THAN HIS!!! THERE'S MORE THAN "ONE" WAY TO "SKIN" A "TOMCAT"!!!

755 days ago


I didn't expect fair play from a man whose entire life as been about glorifying himself. If he doesn't have to share, then perhaps Marie should write the truth about life with Arnold and life with an ego driven imbecile. You can beat he didn't write his own book. He owes a percentage to the guy who actually did.

755 days ago


He's a douche, no two ways about it.

755 days ago


A spouse is not entitled to money made by the other spouse AFTER the date of separation, so I'm unclear why TMZ is making a big deal out of this.

755 days ago
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