Arnold Schwarzenegger Marriage Ends, Acting Career Starts Anew

Schwarzenegger’s Marriage Over

Arnold Schwarzenegger, actor, former bodybuilder, and recent politician, separated from his wife, Maria Shriver, after 25 years of marriage. Arnold had a candid discussion with his wife after he finished his term as the governor of California. This discussion included the fact that he is the father of a child that came from a relationship with a former member of their household staff. This member of staff in question retired in January after 20 years of service to the Schwarzenegger family, according to the Los Angeles Times. This woman decided to retire after two good decades of service to the family, which was a personal goal, regardless of the secret child situation. After Arnold acknowledged fathering the child, Maria Shriver moved out of the Brentwood, California home, and Arnold has been supporting his newly-realized child since.

The Los Angeles Times published stories in 2003 of 16 different women that alleged that Schwarzenegger harassed and humiliated them over a 30-year period. Although Arnold has apologized publicly for his behavior, he maintains that most of the allegations were not true because that is not his character.

Schwarzenegger as a Bodybuilder

Arnold first appeared in the spotlight as a bodybuilder – and to this day – remains an iconic figure in bodybuilding arenas. Arnold even wrote a monthly column in the magazines, Muscle & Fitness and Flex. Arnold still maintains a 30 min. weight-training regimen a day, as he stated during his appearance at the 2011 Arnold Classic.

Arnold won the 1967 Munich stone-lifting contest during the Strongman competition. He also became Mr. Olympia in 1970, becoming the youngest Mr. Olympia ever at the age of 23 – a record he still maintains to this day. Arnold Schwarzenegger continued to win the Mr. Olympia contest from 1971 – 1975, retiring in 1975. However, Arnold came out of retirement in 1980 to compete one last time, to win the competition with only seven week of focused training. He then retired after winning this title for a seventh time.

Schwarzenegger as an Entertainer

Arnold Schwarzenegger has been patiently waiting to get back into acting since exiting the political arena. He already has a cartoon in the works, titled “The Governator.” Arnold has also been rumored to be interested in future Terminator movies, where he gained his movie popularity with the phrases: “I’ll be back” and “Hasta la vista, baby”. Conan the Barbarian (1982) originally starring Arnold Schwarzenegger, is to be released in theaters in 2011. Jason Momoa will be starring as Conan in this update to the 1982 Schwarzenegger version.

Despite Arnold Schwarzenegger’s past as a bodybuilder, entertainer, and most recently – a politician, these achievements have no bearing on Arnold’s ability to reconcile his differences to his wife, Maria Shriver. To everyone out there that identifies as an Ah-nold fan, this news of an affair – resulting in a love child – is devastating to his reputation, and only confirms Arnold as a womanizer. We can only hope that Arnold Schwarzenegger can put this part of his life behind him and move on to part two of his acting career, while taking full responsibility for his newly-discovered child, and maintaining a respectable relationship with Maria Shriver.

Sources:
Eng. Joyce. Arnold Schwarzenegger Admits to Fathering Child with Household Employee. TVGuide.com.
CNN Wire Staff. Schwarzenegger had child with staffer, report says. CNN.
Arnold Schwarzenegger. Wikipedia.