Well, Maria Shriver decided to file for divorce against her philandering husband. After twenty-five years, four kids, and at least one proven affair on the part of Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shriver evidently figured it had been enough.
Maria Shriver cited “irreconcilable differences” in a petition filed Friday to dissolve her 25-year marriage to former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger.
The move comes more than a month after Schwarzenegger acknowledged that he fathered a child outside of his marriage.
The couple announced their separation on May 9, calling it a mutual decision made “after a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer.”
Honestly, I’m kind of surprised by this. It’s a blanket assumption to state that all men cheat (just as, like some men claim, the same is true of women), but I’m pretty comfortable stating that, once someone has cheated, the odds are pretty good that they’ll cheat again.
When Schwarzenegger’s out-of-wedlock use of his Terminator became public knowledge, I was a bit taken aback that Shriver didn’t file for divorce immediately. I know time is the healer of all wounds and so forth, but it seems to me that the timeline on this whole thing is a little strange.
I’d figured that she’d decided to let him squirm but that, ultimately, they’d stay together.
Of course, I was pretty shocked when I heard that Al (the crazed sex-poodle) and Tipper …
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