Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Maria Shriver Moves Out


It's been 25 years of listening to corny jokes, watching him grope women and always saying he will be back when he heads off to the bathroom. Now though it is over as Maria Shriver has walked away from the home she shared with Arnold Schwarzenegger. Now Arnie is free to resume his movie career and not have Maria watching over his shoulder when Arnie decides he needs some alone time with one of the extras on the set.

I am actually shocked the marriage lasted this long. They never seemed like a good match, but there must have been something. I think the past few years though they must have been counting the days until the end of his term so they could end the marriage. I don't think it is a coincidence that his term ends and Maria is out the door a few months later.

39 comments:

PM said...

were there any blinds about this??

pwner said...

i once heard a story from an eyewitness friend about him on a movie set "interacting" with an extra.

apparently a girl walked by and he said "hey, do you know what a 70 is?....It's a 69 with my finger in your ass."

classy.

.robert said...

I don't recall any but BG lamely put one up this morning after the announcement.

Sylvia said...

I am surprise also that they lasted this long. I don't understand why she even put up with his shit. I would have kicked his ass out of the door lol.

Cecilia00 said...

I'm shocked by this.

Yeah I knew his rep, I just figured she had the mindset to deal with it. (Please note: I'm not saying ANY woman should HAVE to deal with it, just that some do) and that she accepted him as is.

mikey said...

They were done putting up a front for political reasons, and the kids are older now. I think the marriage has been over for a really long time, and now they are free to move on.

nancer said...

i think this is really hard for her. she is a good catholic girl at her core so i'm sure this decision is pretty gut wrenching.
i'm reading other places where he's contrite and trying to win her back so we'll see. i love maria---i just want her to be happy. if she can't be happy with him, i hope she sticks by this decision.

Mango said...

One of the oddest couples ever.

Klondyke said...

i don't recall any blinds from anywhere about this.

Klondyke said...

it just might be me but arnie just comes across as ignorant. it's not the accent either that makes me think this.

i wonder if maria will be oprah's last guest? hee hee hee.

crila16 said...

So sad. Hilary put up with it with Bill...and it's now coming out that Obama and Michelle were seperated until he decided to run for President. Then she got back together with him for image.

It must be tough being married to someone in the spotlight. I'm surprised any of them work out.

RocketQueen said...

What mikey and crila16 said. I suspect Hillary and Bill will separate down the line, too, when her political career comes to an end.

RJ said...

Maybe now she can smile every once in a while and perhaps, just maybe, eat a sandwich. Maria is hard-to-look-at skinny. She was being interviewed not long ago and all I could do was stare at her very scary witch fingers at the end of those stick arms. I have no idea what she said.

The Black Cat said...

I heard this on the radio this morning and I thought the same thing about her scary thinness too, I do like her a lot and hopefully she will resume working more now.

imnotapie99 said...

Crila really?! I had no idea bout O and M. Can you share some links please. *cuz I iz a nosy critter*

Elizabeth said...

pwner, that story will stick with me, yikes. I like Maria.

pwner said...

sorry Elizabeth, lol

i heard that story 15 years ago and, obviously, it stuck with me too.

so gross.

Henriette said...

There was a blind item about this on Gawker. I'm sure there have been a few others. I thought she would leave as soon as he left Sacramento. They never even lived in the state capital and have been living apart for a while.

Susan said...

I was shocked when I saw this headline this morning. I just thought she was in it for the long haul putting up with his bullshit.

OK. Please dish on Obama and Michelle, because I need to know more on this. And I so hope it's not true.

Politics aside, it was always refreshing about GWB and his love for Laura. Chivalry is so dead in DC, but you never heard anything about Bush running around on her. And I quite liked that, actually.

RocketQueen said...

@Susan - funny you mention the Bushes, because hasn't there been a ton of speculation that he and Laura separated towards the end of his second term? The rumors were that he started drinking again so she left him, but I haven't heard much about it since then. Anyone?

Jamie's Girl said...

Look, Maria only stayed with him thinking that someone would change the Presidential-born rule, and it didn't happen.

Jasmine said...

@RocketQueen- I heard the same rumors.
I didn't realize anyone was trying to legitamately make them out to be a golden couple but that is hardly the case (if it ever was).
Now George W. and his Martha, that may be a good one to remember

Sylvia said...

RQ: I had heard the same thing. Also their was rumors about him and C. Rice not sure if this was BS. Supposedly Laura had moved to an apartment away from him.

Susan: I did hear something about the Obama's being separated. Can't remember where I read this at. If this is true wouldn't doubt they are sleeping in separate rooms.

nancer said...

i don't believe the obamas OR the bushes have ever been separated.

ecua said...

Um, I worked for a family member of the Obamas before, during, and after the 2008 election and I can guarantee that, with them, what you see is what you get- they are obviously in love, and have never even come close to seperating!

JasonBlueEyes said...

Here's that 2001 Premiere Magazine article about Arnold's on set sexism and cheating.

http://www.slumdance.com/blogs/brian_flemming/archives/000300.html

Me said...

i heard that she moved out ON their 25th anniversary. interesting.

ea17 said...

Politics aside, it was always refreshing about GWB and his love for Laura. Chivalry is so dead in DC, but you never heard anything about Bush running around on her. And I quite liked that, actually.
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and you keep believing that if it makes you feel better. ha! they are all up to something. it's DC politics after all.

Sis Cesspool said...

What the hell took her so long? He's a notorious letch.

MCH said...

The news did surprise me but yet...not b/c they are so different. 25 years is a LONG time...

I've never heard that gossip about the POTUS and FLOTUS! They really do seem to be very happy and in love!

I don't remember ever hearing anything about GWB & Laura, either...

Robin said...

Yeah....GWB & Laura weren't even living together in the White House sometime in his 2nd term, he was rumored to be a raging alcoholic and it was so well known they stopped even trying to hide Laura was living in a hotel. It was all over Ted Casablanca's blinds.

MadLyb said...

I smell bullshit with the Obama & Michelle separation story. I want links. My guess is that this is another right wing smear. And Bill and Hillary won't separate.

Robin the Mad Photographer said...

What I remember reading about Obama & Michelle was that they've had their ups & downs (like pretty much everyone), but they do love each other and are very committed to their kids. Apparently she was NOT terribly happy when he first starting running for elective office, though; the quote I remember was along the lines of "I married you because you were cute and smart, but this is the dumbest thing you've ever done!", and she wasn't necessarily keen on his running for President at first. (Based on what I've read over the years, this is actually pretty common for First Ladies--living in a goldfish bowl really, really sucks.

Also, while I'm not particularly crazy about GWB (to put it mildly), I'm more inclined to attribute any marital issues he & Laura had were due to his drinking problems rather than infidelity; he's lucky to have her, and I suspect he knows that. She's looked SO much happier since they left the White House--she always looked rather tense, and now she seems so much more relaxed and at ease.

The Black Cat said...

Maria left Arnie on their 25th wedding anniversary? Ha, I guess her contract ran out LOL

Susan said...

Curses! Thank you for all your updates on GWB and Laura. I had no idear. God, I hope those rumors aren't true. Hope it's not true about Obama and Michelle as well. Sham marriages wound my soul.

Jenny S said...

Her dad died relatively recently and, I know from experience, how traumatic that can be. Her mom died August of 2009 and her father passed away after a long fight with Alzheimer's disease. That's a lot to happen in such a short time.
When I was watching the announcement on the Today Show, my first thought was that Maria may really want to go back to work. She left her job at NBC when Arnold ran for governor. I guess she could have started working now that he is out of office, but, maybe she feels she has to start over.
Remember, she is a Kennedy. Philandering or smiling while your husband is cheating on you is their way.

kels99 said...

The Obama rumor is as rooted in fact as the birth certificate rumor. There's also a rumor that Malcolm X was his dad and that Michelle was caught on tape using the term "whitey". This is where you will find these "separation " rumors. Something for the right wing crazies to hold onto because they can't believe this democratic couple is THE one real marriage in politics, while their family values politicians are anything but. Oh, and they're black and only white people can be happily married in TeaBag land. It's sheer jealousy and hatred and there's no evidence to support it.

Obama himself wrote in his book how Michelle was not happy about his political ambitions and was very vocal about it. They went through a rough patch when he ran for Congress in 2000 but never separated. It's all in his second book so this is no rumor. And they certainly weren't separated before he ran for President.

You can't fake what they have. Look at the pictures and the way they interact. If that's fake, then they deserve Oscars. Teabag fantasies are simply bullshit. Not gossip.

Mic said...

what a good wife

J.R. Clark said...

The only reason the Kennedy family approved her marriage to Arnold was because they wanted to breed a Kennedy who could take a bullet.

...too soon?