Arnold Schwarzenegger, Maria Shriver separate after 25 years of marriage

arnold-maria-gi.jpgFormer Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver have announced they are separating after 25 years of marriage, The LA Times reports. Shriver has moved out of the couple's Brentwood mansion while the couple decides their next step.

The couple has released a joint statement regarding their separation: 

"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. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship.

We are continuing to parent our four children together. They are the light and the center of both of our lives. We consider this a private matter and neither we nor any of our friends or family will have further comment. We ask for compassion and respect from the media and the public."

Schwarzenegger and Shriver married on Apr. 26, 1986, and have four children together: Katherine, Christina, Patrick and Christopher.
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