Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife of 25 years, Maria Shriver, announced Monday that they are separating.
The statement, issued by a spokesman for Schwarzenegger, said the two were working on the future of their relationship while living apart and would continue to parent their four children together.
“This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us,” the two said in a prepared statement. “After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion, and prayer, we came to this decision together.”
Knowing that things happen in this world, that people change and relationships need to have room to grow and sometimes fall apart, it is still always sad to me when a couple divorces. The level of fame or fortune doesn’t matter – it means that something together has been taken apart.
In this case, having the public eye for twenty-five years makes it more tragic, I think. Once on this road, it’s easier to stay on it to the end – momentum and inertia being what they are in a relationship.
As I wrote above, I understand these things happen. But it doesn’t mean I have to like it.