Arnold Schwarzeneger and Maria Shriver Split

By Brooke Benjamin
After 25 years or marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have decided to separate.

The couple released this joint statement: “This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. 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 the center of both of our lives.”

The couple always seemed to be an improbable pairing- Shriver, a part of the Kennedy family and Schwarzenegger, an Austrian-born action movie star. Schwarzenegger went on to become the Governor of California, a role he recently gave up. Despite their starkly differing backgrounds, the couple always displayed a strong and united front.