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Arnold to Maria

MY Book

MY Money

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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who farted    

It is a business deal, the divorce, but they aren't divorced yet. I don't know if his book is considered community property. BTW, he and MAria go to church sometimes together....I've seen them at mass.

719 days ago

judge judy    

All of this celebrity "confessing" is really so tacky and disgusting. Not to mention blabbing the personal business of people who trusted you. Ick.

719 days ago


If money was an issue for Arnold, he would have written his bio years ago, but now that they are official separated, he was smart in doing in autobio now so that he keeps all the profits. So Maria is out of the $$$ train now.

719 days ago

judge judy    

Please, Arnold the Pig, your "confessing" and "admitting" is not necessary. Really.

719 days ago

Can hardly understand his words, showing major signs of a 'has been' or is a has been, soft like the Pillsberry Doughboy, financially rich -emotionally/mentally broke, lost the only 'lady' that will ever even consider being an Alpha to his Bata.
If what I hear around town is true, he has lost his ability for 'peter' pan to fly as high as 'tinkerbell'.

718 days ago


I don't get this man, he is NOT attractive and never was, besides being so full of himself that **** comes out both ears. If I want a man to whisper sweet nothings in my ear, I want to be able to understand him! The bodybuilding part, yechhh, all oiled up he'd fly out of your hands like a tiddly wink. She can do better.

718 days ago

Poster/not always viewer    

TMZ needs new sources. This is such nonsense. Are we to believe Arnold held back an advance copy from Maria and she would not learn of it from the pre-release interviews or on release??? Any monies he gets is after the fact; they were already separated.

It is utter nonsense he withholds money from the kids. They are all high school, college or coll grads anyway.

TMZ, these are GROSS distortions on YOUR part and YOU KNOW IT!

718 days ago


She can't complain about bacon when she married a pig.

718 days ago

Jay W.     

Off topic... Maria really resembles her Uncle Ted in above photo.

718 days ago


I'm sorry, could someone please remind me why I should care?

717 days ago


Not only should Maria get all of his money but so should the bankrupt state of California he governed!!!

715 days ago
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