Maria Shriver is having second thoughts about moving forward with her divorce from her husband of 25 years, Arnold Schwarzenegger, Fox News is reporting. The former NBC news anchor has been telling her friends that she’s unsure about the divorce because of her strong religious beliefs.
The former California governor has also been trying to win Shriver back. Schwarzenegger has been buying her presents and making other nice gestures in an effort to reunite with his estranged wife.
Shriver, who has four children with the actor, filed for divorce in July 2011, and cited “irreconcilable differences” on the divorce papers. The divorce proceedings came after it was publicly revealed that Schwarzenegger fathered a son with a former household staff member.
After filing for the divorce, Shriver bought a $10 million home in the Los Angeles neighborhood of Brentwood, not far from the home she shared with Schwarzenegger during their marriage. She requested spousal support in the divorce, however, and requested that he pay her legal costs and attorney’s fees. If Shriver decides to go through with ending her marriage, it’s expected to be one of the costliest celebrity divorces ever.
Written by: Karen Benardello