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(journalist, activist, and author)

Maria Shriver is the celebrity ex-wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger.

Relationship Facts of Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver is not having an affair with anyone presently.
Her sexual orientation is straight.

What is the relationship of Maria Shriver?

Maria Shriver was previously married to Austrian bodybuilder and actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. They met at a charity tennis tournament being held at her mother’s home.

The pair later married on April 26, 1986. Their wedding ceremony took place in Hyannis, Massachusetts, at St. Frances Xavier Roman Catholic Church.

The couple has four children: Katherine Schwarzenegger, Christina Maria Aurelia, Patrick, and Christopher Schwarzenegger.

Shriver and Schwarzenegger announced their separation after 25 years of marriage on May 9, 2011. Additionally, in 2013, she began dating political consultant Matthew Dowd.

At present, she is single, however, her divorce from Arnold has not been finalized as of yet.

Who is Maria Shriver?

Maria Shriver is an American journalist, activist, and author. Additionally, she was previously married to Arnold Schwarzenegger and hence was the First Lady of California.

Currently, she serves as a special anchor and correspondent for NBC News.

Who are the parents of Maria Shriver?

Shriver was born in Chicago, Illinois on November 6, 1955, to parents of politician Sargent Shriver and activist Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

She became interested in the world of politics at an early age as she is the niece of United States President John F. Kennedy.

She is of American nationality. Furthermore, she belongs to a mixed ethnic background of German, Irish, Scottish, English, Dutch, and French Huguenot.


Talking about her education, Shriver attended Westland Middle School in Bethesda. Additionally, she also attended Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart and graduated in 1973.

Eventually, she studied at  Manhattanville College for two years, then transferred to Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies.

Maria Shriver: Professional life, Career

Maria Shriver initially started her career in journalism with KYW-TV in Philadelphia. From August 1985 until August 1986, she co-anchored ‘The CBS Morning News.

Additionally, later, she also anchored ‘NBC News’s Sunday Today’, ‘NBC Nightly News, and ‘Dateline NBC’.

After her husband became the 38th Governor of California, she started serving as the First Lady of California. Some of the projects that Shriver has worked on in her career are The Alzheimer’s Project and The Shriver Report.

Apart from her career in politics, she has also authored several books to date. Some of them are ‘Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out into The Real World’, ‘What’s Heaven?’, and ‘Just Who Will You Be? Big Question, Little Book, Answer Within’.

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Caption: Maria Shriver with her ex-husband Arnold (Source: Pinterest)

As the first lady of California created initiatives to focus on the needs of women, the developmentally disabled, and military families.

Furthermore, she has also been involved in several charities and causes including Best Buddies, and Special Olympics.

Shriver has won two Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences award as executive producer of ‘The Alzheimer’s Project’. Additionally, she received the Shinnyo-en Foundation’s 2009 Pathfinders to Peace Award 2009.

Maria Shriver: Salary, Net Worth

Shriver has not revealed her current salary. However, she has an estimated net worth of around $200 million at present.

Is Maria Shriver involved in any rumors and controversies?

Shriver’s relationship with Arnold has stirred controversies several times. Arnold was criticized after it was revealed that he had fathered a child with the couple’s longtime housekeeper, Mildred Baena while still married to Shriver.

Furthermore, the state of their divorce has also made news several times as even after seven years of them filing a divorce, it has not been finalized to date. At present, there are no rumors concerning Shriver and her career.

Body Measurement: Height, Weight

Talking about her body measurement, Maria Shriver has a height of 5 ft 5 inches. Additionally, she weighs around 57 kg. She has a measurement of 34-25-35 inches.

Furthermore, her hair color is dark brown and her eye color is blue. She has a dress size and shoe size of 4 (US) and 8 (US) respectively.

Social Media

Shriver is active on social media. She has a huge number of followers on social networking sites such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

She has more than 2.1M followers on Twitter. In addition, she has over 886k followers on Instagram. Similarly, her Facebook page has more than 876k followers.


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