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Schwarzenegger and Shriver Announce Separation

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After 25 years of marriage, California's former governor and first lady are putting their marriage on hold, according to the L.A. Times. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver announced their separation tonight, revealing that Shriver will move out of the couple's Brentwood family home. The two high-profile personalities say they plan to live apart while they "work on the future of [their] relationship."

In a statement released tonight, Schwarzenegger and Shriver say that the decision to split came after the couple endured "a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer." They say they will continue to share the parenting of their four children.

Shriver was seen as recently as March 28th in a YouTube video not wearing her wedding ring. Questions about the couple's relationship have been prevalent for nearly the past decade, particularly as Schwarzenegger was in the running for California's top job. "Since Schwarzenegger left office, it had seemed as though the two were living separate lives," notes the Times.