After 10 years of being separated, the divorce between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver was finalized on Tuesday when a Los Angeles judge stamped the documents, according to multiple reports.
The divorce, filed by Shriver in 2011, was finalized after a property settlement was agreed upon earlier this month. A private judge oversaw the settlement, but a sitting judge had to finalize the paperwork, Fox News reported.
Shriver, a journalist and niece of President John F. Kennedy, filed for divorce from the Terminator star and former California governor after Schwarzenegger admitted to fathering a child with the family's housekeeper in 1997, approximately a week after Shriver gave birth to the couple's fourth child.
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“After leaving the governor’s office I told my wife about this event, which occurred over a decade ago,” Schwarzenegger told the Los Angeles Times after the divorce was filed. “I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses, and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children, and my family. I am truly sorry.”
Schwarzenegger, 74, and Shriver, 66, appear to have maintained a good relationship despite filing for divorce years ago. The couple has been spotted at birthday parties and events for their children: Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher. Shriver was also seen photographed at a birthday party for Schwarzenegger last year.
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The couple married in 1985 and were married for 25 years prior to Shriver filing for divorce, and they remained together through Schwarzenegger's terms as California governor from 2003-2011.
Representatives for Shriver and Schwarzenegger have not issued any statements.