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Katherine Schwarzenegger, the eldest of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger's children, is breaking her silence about her parent's split. Who is it that has been behaving 'so inappropriately' these past few months?

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Katherine Schwarzenegger isn't afraid to talk about the separation of her famous parents. The 21-year-old, eldest child of Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger, sat down with Harper's Bazaar and talked openly about the past few months of family turmoil.

Katherine, pictured here with Arnold Schwarzenegger in Los Angeles on August 8, says she has a new addiction to singer Adele's emotional lyrics -- and shopping. She tells the magazine, "I'm like, retail therapy all the way."

On her mother, Maria Shriver:

"I've always been way closer to my mom. Even when I was little, I was glued to her all the time. I'm close to my dad, but they're totally different kinds of relationships," Katherine said.

"I talk to my mom about six times a day, and we constantly e-mail in between that. People say that I'm her twin. I guess it would be the Kennedy genes; my cheekbones are coming out. We'll be at the breakfast table and my mom will look over at me and say, 'I see them!'"

Living with the Schwarzenegger name:

"I thought of changing it because, especially for dating, it's impossible," Katherine said. "It's something I deal with every day, and I am hyperconscious about it. When I got to college, people -- much more guys than girls because girls don't give a crap about bodybuilding -- were coming up to me, and it would automatically jump to a conversation about my dad and weight lifting or how to do a proper bicep curl. It's like, 'Do you want to date my father, or do you want to date me? Like, I can arrange that for you.'"

Who's been 'so inappropriate' during the split:

"Me and my siblings have never really been in the spotlight growing up," Katherine revealed. "My parents always really sheltered us, so when [the separation] started happening, it was like everything came out of nowhere overnight.
I would go out to lunch, and literally 20 people would come and scream at me. And I'm like, 'This is so inappropriate; you're trying to provoke me to have an attack and say something crazy.'"

She believes Everything happens for a reason:

"I really do believe everything happens for a reason," Katherine said. "A lot of the time, it's hard to understand in the moment why things are happening, but I really do think that. I also like to think God doesn't really give you anything you can't handle."
Check out Harper's Bazaar for more with Katherine Schwarzenegger!

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