October 5, 2022
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Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver finalize divorce 10 years after they split

Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are formally divorced 10 years after their breakup.

On Tuesday, the 2 settled their divorce in Los Angeles Superior Courtroom, PEOPLE confirmed by way of courtroom paperwork. TMZ was first to report the information.

Attorneys for Shriver and Schwarzenegger didn’t instantly reply to PEOPLE’s requests for remark.

Shriver, now 66, initially filed for divorce in July 2011 after 25 years of marriage. Two months earlier than the submitting, Schwarzenegger, now 74, publicly admitted he had fathered his son Joseph Baena with the household’s longtime housekeeper Mildred Baena. 

When Shriver and Schwarzenegger introduced their split that May, they famous that their 4 children are “the light and the center of both of our lives.” They mentioned in a press release on the time, “This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together.”

The previous governor of California and Shriver have 4 children collectively: daughters Katherine Schwarzenegger Pratt, 32, and Christina, 30, and sons Patrick, 28, and Christopher, 24. His son Joseph, can be 24. 

In March 2017, Schwarzenegger revealed he does take into consideration the affair “every so often” in an interview with Men’s Journal. “And I can beat myself up as much as I want — it’s not gonna change the situation. So the key thing is, how do you move forward? How do you have a great relationship with your kids?”

“You can’t go back — if I could, in reality, be Terminator, of course I would go back in time and would say, ‘Arnold… no,’ ” he informed the journal on the time. “You know, it’s always easy to be smart in hindsight. That’s not the way it works.”

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Shriver and Schwarzenegger have remained unified as a household since their breakup. Final 12 months, they celebrated the Terminator actor’s birthday collectively, with Shriver smiling in a photograph on Instagram subsequent to her ex and their children.

Over the years, the actor has maintained an in depth relationship together with his 5 kids, typically being noticed on the gymnasium with Joseph or Patrick, and being a hands-on grandfather to his daughter Katherine’s child woman Lyla Maria, who turned 1 in August. (She’s at present (*10*) along with her husband Chris Pratt.)

In Might, Joseph shared a gymnasium selfie of himself and his dad, writing, “This selfie was taken moments before my dad suggested I do ‘forced reps’ for the rest of the workout. You have to go all out and absolutely NO cheating when you train with him, so you know I’m going to be hurting tomorrow.”

He added on the time, “Overloading on the rows, bench press, pull downs, etc… thankfully my studly training partner helped me get every last rep. This is another great approach to training and a fantastic way to build size and strength! Try it out with your training partner.”