The ex-California governor and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver has headed for an amicable split. Well, this news came as a shock to everyone. On Monday, both of them released a joint statement stating that they are living apart while "they decide on the future of their relationship."
"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."
"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," the statement further read.
Though Schwarzenegger and Shriver said that they do not want to talk about in public anymore, the former first lady spoke openly about the uncertainty in a March 28 YouTube video to supporters.
"It is so stressful to not know what you're doing next," Shriver said in a March 28 YouTube video to supporters. Though there was no intimation of a split, Shriver appeared without her wedding ring. "I'd like to hear from other people in transition," Shriver said. "How did you get through it? What were three things that enabled you to get through your transition?"