While they choose to remain private and have said that they want to keep this matter between family and friends they did release a statement.
“After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship. We are continuing to parent our four children together. They are the light and center of both of our lives.”
Fans took it all in stride. In fact, when the split was announced movie jokes filled the twitter feeds:
@Holy_Reyes: “Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger R getting divorced. Let me guess after Maria kicked Arnold out the house Arnold replied I’ll be back.
@Shalyn67: “Schwarzenegger and Shriver separate – Republicans & Democrats really can’t get along after all LOL.
What do you think about the split?