02 Jul '11, 1am

Schwarzenegger's wife files for divorce

Schwarzenegger's wife files for divorce

LOS ANGELES: Maria Shriver, the wife of actor and former California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, has filed for divorce, according to documents filed Friday in Superior Court in Los Angeles. Fifty-five-year-old Shriver cited "irreconcilable differences" with her husband, whom she met in 1977 and married in 1986. Sixty-three-year-old Schwarzenegger admitted in May he had fathered a child with the family's long-time housekeeper, Mildred Baena, and announced the couple's separation. The niece of former US president John F. Kennedy, Shriver has asked the court for joint custody of their two younger children -- 17-year-old Patrick and 13-year-old Christopher -- and payment of her legal fees and alimony. The couple has two other children: 21-year-old Katherine, and 19-year-old Christina. "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us," Schwa...

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