Maria Shriver, the former NBC correspondent and wife of Arnold Schwarzenegger, has reportedly hired the prominent divorce lawyer Laura Wasser following her split from the 'Terminator' star. Despite hiring Wasser, Maria Shriver is yet to decide whether she wants to legally split from her husband, according to People Magazine.
A source close to Shriver said, "Maria hasn't decided yet if she wants to end her marriage". It is understood that the lawyer was hired before word of Schwarzenegger's affair became public knowledge. The Hollywood actor recently admitted to fathering a child with a member of his household staff in the 1990's. It has since been revealed that a woman by the name of Patricia Mildred Beana is the mother of Schwarzenegger's 'fifth' child. Baena, the boy, and her three other children reportedly live in Bakersfield, California, about an hour north of Los Angeles. On 9th May 2011, Maria Shriver and Schwarzenegger announced they were splitting up after 25 years of marriage, with Maria moving out of the family's Brentwood mansion earlier in the year.
Maria Shriver and Arnold have four children together, Christopher, Patrick, Christina, and the American writer KATHERINE SCHWARZENEGGER.