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Maria Shriver Finally Breaks Silence Over Marriage Turmoil

May 17, 2011 (4:17 pm) GMT
Her statement comes on the heels of her husband's confession that their breakup was triggered by the discovery of his out-of-wedlock child.
Maria Shriver

's wife Maria Shriver is finally talking about their marriage breakup. Her first statement since the couple announced a separation earlier this month was given to People on the same day Schwarzenegger admitted to the world that he fathers a child with a staffer while he was married to Shriver.

"This is a painful and heartbreaking time," said Shriver. "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."

Schwarzenegger and Shriver who tied the knot 25 years ago are parents to four children, aged 14 to 21.

Shriver's side of story has been the media's craving for several weeks now. reportedly is the frontrunner in landing the first exclusive interview with the former journalist. TMZ said Oprah has nailed Shriver for the talk show finale.

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