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Maria Shriver hinted at personal troubles in a minute-long video she posted her Web site in March — less than two months before announcing her separation from husband of 25 years, Arnold Schwarzenegger. On Wednesday, he spoke out, saying, “We love each other very much.”
“Like a lot of you, I’m in transition,” Shriver says. “People are asking me, ‘What are you doing next? What ideas are you going to come up with?”
“It’s so stressful not to know what you’re doing next,” she goes on. “People ask you what you’re doing and they can’t believe that you don’t know what you’re doing. And every idea that you have, you think, ‘well, maybe I shouldn’t do that.'”
Shriver then asks her Web audience to let her know how they faced “personal, emotional, spiritual and professional” transition.
“You might be able to help me,” she says.
Shriver and the former governor of California released a statement Monday night that she had moved out of their Brentwood home.
“This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us,” they said. “After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship.”
“We are continuing to parent our four children together,” the couple added. “They are the light and the center of both of our lives. We consider this a private matter and neither we nor any of our friends or family will have further comment. We ask for compassion and respect from the media and the public.”
Since leaving office, Schwarzenegger has signed on to star in the drama Cry Macho. His reps at CAA also are shopping a package for a new Terminator sequel. In addition, he has partnered with Stan Lee on a Governator comic and animated series, with plans for a movie as well.
In addition to running her women’s empowerment site, Shriver recently served as a guest editor on an issue of Oprah Winfrey‘s magazine, O.
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