Schwarzenegger, Shriver Separating, Divorce Next

Former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, recently announced that they would be separating.

The star of such iconic movies as “Terminator 2: Judgment Day” and “Predator” married Shriver, a television journalist and niece of President John F. Kennedy, on Cape Cod in 1986, reports The Associated Press. The announcement of their separation comes just months following Schwarzenegger’s two terms in the California governor’s mansion.

“After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together,” the pair said in a joint statement.

It is unclear if at this early stage of the process whether either party has hired a divorce attorney; the Austrian native said that he is taking it “one day at a time.”

“I just spoke to Maria an hour ago before I came here, and we both were saying the same thing; we are amazed and extremely blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people and so many wonderful friends,” he said at an Israeli Independence Day event in Los Angeles, reports the Huffington Post.

TMZ reports that Shriver has been contemplating divorcing Schwarzenegger for two years.