After 25 years of marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have announced that they are separated.
I have had many disagreements with Schwarzenegger and a many more with the Kennedy clan, but that is all politics. This is marriage. I am praying for Arnold and Maria that they may find their way, with God’s help, back together.
In a shock announcement, the couple who have four children together, released a joint statement saying they were living apart while they ‘work on the future’ of their marriage.
The Los Angeles Times broke the story late on Monday night saying that Shriver, 55, is ‘moving out of their Brentwood mansion while the two determine the next step in their 25-year marriage’.
The newspaper said Shriver has actually been living apart from the actor-turned-politician for the last few weeks.
The former First Couple confirmed their separation on Monday night after questions were raised by The Times.
‘This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us,’ the couple said in a joint statement.
‘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.’
The rest of the article deals with careers and other such inconsequential stuff. I hope their prayer brings them closer to God’s will and that they may understand in full the commitment they made.
I think I speak for all our readers when I say we want to see them make it.