Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger have split up. And while some say their seperation was a long time coming, many were shocked to hear the news. Why? Because both Maria Shriver & Arnold Schwarzenegger have been very vocal in support of ‘family values,’ the importance of marriage and the family unit. So what went wrong? Why did they break up and why did they go public with their split now?
There are several reasons which probably went into play in their breakup, Maria Shriver gave up her career so Arnold Schwarzenegger could run for governor and she could be first lady, after 25-years of marriage they probably grew apart and then there is that whole republican vs. democrate belief system at play. But it is still surprising that they didn’t stick together especially because of their strong message of parents staying together and providing a stable home for their kids and their message about the importance of the institution of marriage.
Their run in the govenor’s mansion ended in January 3rd, 2011, so there was no need to put on a public front on their marriage. And the other big thing? Their four children weren’t children anymore. Katherine is 21-years-old, Christina is 19-years-old, Patrick is 17-years old and the youngest is Christopher who is 13-years-old. Did they feel like they could now break up since their kids were all old enough to understand? A couple years ago Maria said about marriage and what she tells her kids,” I just say to my boys and to my girls, if you get married, and I hope you do, know that it will not be easy.” A message that is now loud and clear for their offspring.