Maria Shriver has released her own statement as a reply to Arnold’s big announcement that he fathered a child with a household staffer. While she has known about this “love child” for a couple of weeks longer than the rest of the world, she is still dealing with a lot of emotions which are only intensified now that the news has been made public.
“This is a painful and heartbreaking time. As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment,” she said in a statement.
Unless you have gone through this pain, it’s hard to imagine what Maria Shriver is dealing with. To know that your husband not only had an affair, but that he kept a secret this big from you for so many years is truly heartbreaking. None of this is easy for Shriver who is left to pick up the pieces.