Maria Shriver Talks - After going public with her separation, Maria Shriver talks about husband Arnold Schwarzenegger and the upcoming divorce. The couple began their troubles after Schwarzenegger became governor of California. She wrote on Twitter and thanked her fans for their support.
“Thank you for all the kindness, support and compassion. I am humbled by the love. Thank you,” the veteran NBC journalist tweeted to her followers Friday.
The former California governor and Shriver announced in a joint statement Monday they were separating after 25 years of marriage. Sources say the two had been living “separate lives” for years, but postponed announcing the split. Her father, Sargent Shriver, died in January and her mother, Eunice Shriver, died in August 2009.
The sources say they believed Schwarzenegger’s role as governor took a toll on their relationship. At the same time, Shriver put her TV news career on hold to support her husband. Arnold finished out his second term in January.
Shriver, 55, moved out of the couple’s mansion in Brentwood, Calif., a few weeks ago.
Schwarzenegger, 63, addressed the separation announcement Tuesday night as he accepted an award in honor of the 63rd Israeli Independence Day celebration in Los Angeles.
“I want to take a moment and thank our many friends and family for the tremendous amount of support and love that you have given us in the last 24 hours,” he said before accepting the award for enhancing the economic ties between California and Israel.
“I just spoke to Maria an hour ago before I came here. We both were saying the same thing — we’re extremely blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people, by so many wonderful friends.”
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