Arnold Schwarzenegger's estranged wife Maria Shriver and their eldest daughter Katherine put on a united front on Thursday (19May11) as the young author was honoured at a female empowerment gala.
Heartbroken Shriver has put on a brave face in the media this week (begs16May11) after the actor-turned-politician confessed to fathering a child with a member of their household staff more than 10 years ago.
The former First Lady of California made her first public appearance on Tuesday (17May11), hours after the shocking revelation, as she joined Oprah Winfrey onstage in Chicago, Illinois for the TV mogul's farewell talk show special.
Shriver was all smiles again as she celebrated her daughter's Girl Power Award win at the Women Who Inspire Us luncheon, organised by bosses at A Place Called Home, a non-profit youth centre in South Central Los Angeles. They were joined at the event by Katherine's 19-year-old sister, Christina.
The mother-of-four took to her Twitter.com blog to praise 21-year-old Katherine, who was honoured for being an inspiration to young women.
Shriver wrote, "Congrats to my beautiful & brilliant daughter, (Katherine), for receiving the GirlPower Award from A Place Called Home today."
The accolade came on the same day disgraced Terminator star Schwarzenegger announced he was putting his film comeback on hold to concentrate on his personal life.