Shriver files for divorce from Schwarzenegger: documents

Fri Jul 1, 2011 7:25pm EDT
 
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Former California first lady and TV journalist Maria Shriver filed for divorce on Friday from her estranged husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, the ex-governor and film star who has admitted fathering a child out of wedlock more than a decade ago.

Shriver, 55, a member of the Kennedy dynasty as the niece of slain President John F. Kennedy, filed papers seeking to dissolve her 25-year marriage to Schwarzenegger, 63, in Los Angeles County Superior Court, citing irreconcilable differences.

The four-page divorce filing was posted on the celebrity news website TMZ.com.

Shriver is seeking joint custody of the couple's two minor children, Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13.

(Editing by Jerry Norton)