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Maria Shriver’s uncle, former US President John F. Kennedy, may have significant political ties, but she has never let this eclipse her identity as a journalist and actor.

She had a long-term marriage in addition to a good job, which is uncommon these days. Her 25-year marriage, however, came to an end in 2011. Maria was considered to be single until it was revealed that she was dating.

Maria Shriver’s Childhood and Early Career

Maria Owings Shriver was born in Illinois on November 6, 1955, to Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. From 1968 to 1970, her father served as the United States Ambassador to France.

She went to Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland, and Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, where she graduated in 1973. In 1977, she received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Her journalism career began soon after graduating as a writer and producer for CBS-owned KYW-TV. For a year in 1985, she co-anchored The CBS Morning News with Forrest Sawyer.

From 1987 until 1990, Maria was a co-anchor on NBC News’ Sunday Today. She has served as an anchor for NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC, among other news programs. She served as an executive producer on HBO’s four-part documentary The Alzheimer’s Project (2009) and starred in the film Last Action Hero (1993).

What’s Heaven (1999), What’s Happening to Grandpa? (2004), The Shriver Report (2014), and Color Your Mind (2015) are among the many works written by the multi-talented lady (2017). Maria Shriver is a news reporter that specializes in dating. Maria, 62, was alleged to be dating ABC News political analyst Matthew Dowd in 2014 despite her married status. Initially thought to be a hoax, it was subsequently shown to be true after they were sighted together wandering through Los Angeles’ Brentwood district.

Maria was single at the time and had the freedom to choose any boyfriend she wanted. However, it was soon revealed that they had been dating for quite some time.

Maria has been dating Matthew since 2006, when she was still married, according to insiders. She was even accused of pretending to be the victim when she was the true perpetrator.

Maria ended the relationship and came out straight, putting an end to rumors that she was engaged to Matthew. Maria announced in 2017 that she was single and looking for love. Maria may have pretended to be single from the moment she divorced her ex-husband, but she couldn’t hide the fact that everyone was aware of her hidden romance.

Quick Facts

  • Date of BirthNov 06, 1955
  • Age66 Years, 5 Months
  • NationalityAmerican
  • Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, United States
  • Birth NameMaria Owings Shrive
  • ProfessionJournalist
  • Career1972-present
  • Relationship StatusMarried
  • Husband/SpouseArnold Schwarzenegger
  • Divorce/Split2011(Split)
  • Wedding Date1986
  • Gay No
  • Net Worth$100 Million
  • Ethnicity/RaceMixed (German, Irish, Scottish, English, Dutch, and French Huguenot)
  • FatherSargent Shriver
  • MotherEunice Kennedy Shriver
  • Brother/s Timothy Shriver, Bobby Shriver, Mark Shriver, Anthony Shriver
  • High SchoolStone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart, Westland Middle School
  • CollegeGeorgetown University, Manhattanville College
  • Height/ How Tall? 5′ 5½” (1.66 m)
  • Hair Long
  • Hair ColorBrown
  • Official Site
  • LesbianNo
  • Son/sPatrick Schwarzenegger, Christopher Schwarzenegger
  • Daughter/sKatherine Schwarzenegger, Christina Schwarzenegger

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Maria’s Surprisingly Amicable Relationship With Her Ex-Husband

Maria was married to Austrian-American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who is 70 years old, for more than two decades. The pair met for the first time in 1977 at a charity tennis tournament when NBC’s Tom Brokaw introduced them. They later began dating.

They married on April 26, 1986, in St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Hyannis, after being together for nearly nine years. Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher are their two daughters and two sons.

Maria was also the First Lady of California from 2003 to 2011, when Arnold as Governor. However, Maria discovered that her husband had cheated on her and had even fathered an illegitimate son, Joseph, through an extramarital affair with the couple’s housekeeper, Mildred Baena.

Despite the fact that the couple split up, they haven’t legally divorced. Insiders say Mariah filed for divorce soon after they split up, but Arnold has been dragging his feet. According to some sources, the delay is due to the couple’s disagreement over the distribution of Arnold’s $400 million in assets, while others believe it is due to Mariah’s religious belief in not wanting to end the sacred bond of marriage.

Whatever the cause, the pair has no bad blood and continues to visit each other regularly. On July 30, 2015, Maria and Arnold shared a birthday celebration for his 68th birthday. Furthermore, in late October 2017, the former couple reconnected on the red carpet at the premiere of National Geographic’s The Long Road Home. Their children joined them and posed for photos with them.

How did Fresno Country impress Maria?

Maria is living a life of honor, despite the marital cliché. She is a powerful campaigner for women’s equality. She has it all in her activity, from heading an ‘Anti-Campaign Alzheimer’s to attending a women’s conference.

Maria was thrilled to visit one of California’s largest cities, Fresno Country, in September 2018 for a women’s conference. She witnessed the country’s women empowerment firsthand, from being met by a welcoming female sheriff to being taken to the site by a female Limo driver. She didn’t hide the fact that she was under the influence.

We’ve arrived at a point in history where we can all rise and be the change we want to see in the world. And she reminded me of why I’m here, and why I got back up, so I just wanted to thank her for that.

We can only hope that her revolutionary role will result in positive improvements in the years to come.

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