Every Other Woman knows that Christmas is the one time of year even a cheating husband wants to be with his family. Arnold Schwarzenegger is no exception — after a cozy Christmas with former wife Maria Shriver and his children, he tells the top-selling German newspaper that he's still in love with his ex.
Schwarzenegger told Bild this week that despite the separation, "We're not fighting any war: I still hope for reconciliation; I still love Maria."
Shriver filed for divorce in 2011. The couple were married for 25 years; the divorce followed the revelation that Schwarzenegger fathered a child with the family's housekeeper.
The son that housekeeper Mildred Baena fathered is now about 15 years old; Arnold kept mum about his relationship with the boy in his otherwise tell-all book Total Recall, published this winter.
In the book, Schwarzenegger detailed other affairs, including one with actress Brigitte Nielsen when filming 1985's Red Sonja. Schwarzenegger and Shriver were living together at the time.
Total Recall also detailed several other incidents of which Schwarzenegger wasn't proud: He didn't discuss running for governor with Shriver (who objected to the idea) until just before the filing deadline, and he didn't tell her he was running for a second term. She had to read about it in a newspaper.
Shriver and Schwarzenegger have four children together: Katherine, 23, Christina, 21, Patrick, 19, and Christopher, 15.
The two are not yet technically divorced — sources told the New York Post in 2012 that Shriver's Catholic faith prevented her from going forward with the divorce. It was reported in March of 2012 that the couple were attending therapy in an effort to repair their relationship.
Shriver has not commented publicly on her divorce or possible reconciliation.
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