Maria Shriver dined with Oprah Winfrey in Chicago the night before news broke of her husband's infidelity.

The beauty's famous spouse Arnold Schwarzenegger made headlines yesterday (17.05.11) when he admitted he fathered a child with a member of household staff ten years ago.

On Monday night (16.05.11) Maria - who is the former first lady of California - and her daughters dined with Oprah and her boyfriend Stedman Graham and best friend Gayle King at the city's RL restaurant.

A source told PEOPLE: "She was there with her daughters. The reservation was in Oprah's name."

Speaking of the news that her husband had fathered a love child, Maria requested that the media respect her privacy during the hard time.

In a statement she said: "This is a painful and heartbreaking time. As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment."