Former California first lady and TV journalist Maria Shriver filed for divorce on from her estranged husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, on Friday, capping a shocking string of events since her husband revealed a love-child two months ago.
Shriver, 55, filed papers seeking to dissolve her 25-year marriage to Schwarzenegger, 63, in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.
The couple separated earlier this year, after Schwarzenegger told Shriver he had fathered the child of a former household employee.
The stunning revelation came on May 17, a week after the couple announced they had separated.
Shriver and Schwarzenegger were married in 1986 and have four children together, including two sons who are still minors. Shriver's petition seeks joint custody of the teens, who are 17 and 13.
Shriver is seeking joint custody of the couple's two minor children, Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13.
California Governor Arnold Schwarzengger and his wife Maria Shriver (R) attend funeral services for Italian film producer Dino De Laurentiis in Los Angeles November 15, 2010. Dino De Laurentiis in Los Angeles November 15, 2010. De Laurentiis, an Oscar-winning master movie showman who brought some 500 films to the big screen including "La Strada," "Serpico," and "Three Days of the Condor," died at his Beverly Hills home late on Wednesday night at age 91. REUTERS
LOS ANGELES - Arnold Schwarzenegger and wife Maria Shriver at candle lighting service on September 11. Reuters
California Governor Schwarzenegger and his wife Shriver arrive at premiere of "The Kid & I" in Hollywood Reuters