In a candid conversation with The Hollywood Reporter, iconic actor and politician Arnold Schwarzenegger revealed his enduring love for his ex-wife Maria Shriver, despite their divorce. The couple, who were married for 25 years, went through a highly publicized split in 2011 after it was revealed that Schwarzenegger had fathered a son with a household employee named Mildred Baena.
Reflecting on their relationship, Schwarzenegger expressed his admiration for Shriver and their co-parenting dynamic, stating,
I love my wife. She and I are really good friends and very close and we are very proud of the way we raised our kids.”
Despite the challenges they faced, they have managed to maintain a strong bond and have celebrated important family occasions together.
While Schwarzenegger acknowledged the initial difficulty of their divorce, he emphasized that he has moved on and found happiness with his girlfriend, Heather Milligan, a successful physical therapist. The Hollywood legend expressed his pride in Milligan’s achievements and affirmed his love for her.
The 75-year-old star also shared his plans to continue living a fulfilling life, stating, “I work out every day, and I have no plans to retire.” Schwarzenegger, known for his dedication to fitness, remains active both in his acting career and personal life.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver tied the knot in 1986, and their divorce was finalized in 2021. Despite the public scrutiny surrounding their separation, they have managed to maintain a respectful and amicable co-parenting relationship for the sake of their four children.
Their son, Joseph Baena, was born just days after the birth of their fourth child, Christopher. Although the couple did not have a prenuptial agreement, they reportedly reached an agreement on joint custody without any custody disputes. At the time of their separation, they had an estimated net worth of $400 million.