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

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

(Editing by Jerry Norton)