Maria Shriver, the estranged wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, is reportedly dating political analyst Matthew Dowd.
Maria Shriver, 58, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, 67, separated in 2011 after he confessed to fathering a lovechild with their maid, Mildred Baena, 14 years prior.
The NBC News special correspondent filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger since 2011, but it has yet to be finalized.
Maria Shriver filed for divorce from Arnold Schwarzenegger in 2011 and now she’s seeing Matthew Dowd
Maria Shriver has reportedly been seeing Matthew Dowd since November 2013 and earlier this month they attended actress Cheryl Hines’ wedding to Robert Kennedy, Jr. in Hyannis Port, Massachusetts, together, according to the New York Post.
Maria Shriver is a member of the Kennedy family as her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was a sister of John F. Kennedy, Robert F. Kennedy, and Edward Kennedy.
Matthew Dowd, 53, was the chief strategist for the Bush-Cheney 2004 presidential campaign.
Brigitte Nielsen revealed that she and Arnold Schwarzenegger had an affair in her own memoir, last year.
And now Arnold Schwarzenegger has confirmed that he cheated on his then girlfriend and now ex-wife Maria Shriver with actress Brigitte Nielsen.
The Terminator star has made the explosive revelation in his own new autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, says that he and Brigitte Nielsen shared a passionate tryst whilst filming their sword and sorcery/action film Red Sonja in 1985.
At the time, Arnold Schwarzenegger was dating and living with Maria Shriver, who he went on to marry a year later.
Meanwhile, in 1985, Brigitte Nielsen was married to fellow action star and one of Arnold Schwarzenegger’s pals, Sylvester Stallone.
In her own book You Only Get One Life, Brigitte Nielsen, who for years has struggled with alcohol addiction, claims she didn’t know Arnold Schwarzenegger was involved with another woman during their affair.
His book has become one of the most talked about celebrity autobiography in recent memory.
But the action star is said to be keeping all the profits of the book to himself.
Earlier this week it was revealed that Arnold Schwarzenegger did not send his estranged wife a copy of his book, as he does not want her to claim a share of the money that it is making.
The Terminator star is reportedly hell-bent on keeping all of the proceeds from the tome for himself, even though his relationship with Maria Shriver is a key strand of his story.
Sources close to the couple made the shocking claims to TMZ.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver were together for 34 years and married for 25, and their times together are exhaustively dealt with in the forthcoming book.
They married in April 1986, and have four children together – Katherine, 22, Christina, 21, Patrick, 19, and 15-year-old Christopher.
However, Arnold Schwarzenegger has allegedly made it clear to her that the book is his property, and she will not be getting her hands on any part of his multi-million dollar advance or the bumper royalties.
It has also been claimed the love cheat has been trying to give Maria Shriver a raw deal during financial settlement negotiations.
An insider said: “Arnold has been really stingy with Maria and the kids, which is amazing considering what he did.”
Apparently Arnold Schwarzenegger is treating the divorce like just another business deal, rather than seeing the cash sum as a symbol of the parting of the relationship he had with the mother of his children.
This is despite the sources also claiming he begged for her to return to him as recently as last week.
Perhaps unsurprisingly, the 56-year-old author and activist turned down the request.
Arnold Schwarzenegger’s representative reportedly told TMZ divorce settlement negotiations are ongoing so no agreement has been struck.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed he regrets having an affair with his maid Mildred Beana, declaring it as “the stupidest thing” and admitting he “inflicted tremendous pain” onto his wife and children.
Arnold Schwarzenegger, 65, opened up in a pre-recorded chat with 60 Minutes – his first televised interview since the scandal broke in May 2011 – to broadcast on Sunday.
The actor married television journalist Maria Shriver in April 1986, going on to have four children together – Katherine, 22, Christina, 21, Patrick, 19, and 15-year-old Christopher.
However, in May of last year, the couple separated after 25 years due to his infidelities.
Had it simply been an extra-marital affair, there may have been a chance to save the marriage, but Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with maid Mildred Beana, who gave birth to their son Joseph 14 years ago.
Arnold Schwarzenegger has revealed he regrets having an affair with his maid Mildred Beana
During the interview, Arnold Schwarzenegger said: “I think it was the stupidest thing I’ve done in the whole relationship. It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids.”
The Terminator icon is currently promoting his autobiography, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, and though he says Maria Shriver hasn’t read the tell-all tale, she does wish him the best.
The former Governor of California added: “I think that Maria is wishing me well in everything I do.”
Interestingly, despite his acknowledgment of the affair, Arnold Schwarzenegger fails to actually say sorry.
When interviewer Lesley Stahl probes him, asking: “She gave up her television career for you. I mean, wow, was this the most unbelievable act of betrayal to Maria?”
Arnold Schwarzenegger deflects the answer, simply elaborating about it being the “stupidest” thing he did.
Despite the scandal that threatened to topple him from his He-Man cave, Arnie continues to work.
He went on to reprise his role as Trench in The Expendables 2, and signed up to a further five titles.
Action film The Last Stand and thriller The Tomb are currently in post-production, while he is about to embark on fantasy Unknown Soldier and DEA drama Breacher.
It has also recently been announced he will reunite with Danny DeVito to star in Triplets – a sequel to Twins, where the unlikely brothers discover they have a third sibling.