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Arnold Schwarzenegger 'files declaration of disclosure' in decade-long divorce from Maria Shriver


Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are close to settling their divorce, nearly a decade after separating in July 2011. 

The Terminator star, 73, filed a ‘declaration of disclosure’ indicating that the case is ‘coming to an end,’ as per legal documents obtained by The Blast on Thursday.

Sources tell the outlet that the former couple are ‘trying to wrap things up and this is a good sign they are getting close.’

Almost there: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are close to settling their divorce, nearly a decade after separating in July 2011; Maria and Arnold pictured in 2003

Almost there: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are close to settling their divorce, nearly a decade after separating in July 2011; Maria and Arnold pictured in 2003

A final declaration of disclosure must be exchanged between divorcing spouses before they ‘can enter into a final agreement, such as a stipulated judgment, that divides assets or addresses support issues,’ according to Farzad Law.

Prior to Arnold’s recent filing, nothing had been done about his divorce case with Maria in over four years, with ‘the last being an address change for one of Arnold’s lawyers.’

Maria famously filed for divorce from Arnold on July 1, 2011, after being married to the Hollywood star for 25 years with no prenuptial agreement in place.

The divorce filing came after the 65-year-old journalist learned that Arnold had fathered a child – Joseph Baena – with their housekeeper Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena.

Filed: The Terminator star, 73, filed a 'declaration of disclosure' indicating that the case is 'coming to an end,' as per legal documents obtained by The Blast on Thursday; Arnold pictured in 2019

Filed: The Terminator star, 73, filed a ‘declaration of disclosure’ indicating that the case is ‘coming to an end,’ as per legal documents obtained by The Blast on Thursday; Arnold pictured in 2019

The child was on October 2, 1997, only a few days after Maria gave birth to the couple’s fourth child, Christopher.

But it wasn’t until May of 2011 that it was revealed that the housekeeper’s child was Arnold’s.  

The couple did not have a prenup, but according to TMZ, ‘there was never any real custody beef, and ‘they both quickly agreed on joint custody,’ and now none of their children are minors.

End of an era: Maria famously filed for divorce from Arnold on July 1, 2011, after being married to the Hollywood star 25 years with no prenuptial agreement in place; Maria and Arnold pictured in 1986

End of an era: Maria famously filed for divorce from Arnold on July 1, 2011, after being married to the Hollywood star 25 years with no prenuptial agreement in place; Maria and Arnold pictured in 1986

Yikes: The divorce filing came after the 65-year-old journalist learned that Arnold had fathered a child - Joseph Baena - with their housekeeper Mildred Patricia "Patty" Baena; Maria pictured in 2018

Yikes: The divorce filing came after the 65-year-old journalist learned that Arnold had fathered a child – Joseph Baena – with their housekeeper Mildred Patricia “Patty” Baena; Maria pictured in 2018

They had an estimated $400 million at the time of their separation.

But the outlet reported: ‘Sources connected to Arnold and Maria say there were bumps along the way in hammering out a settlement but, since the split is 50/50, there are no serious roadblocks.

Joseph is now 23-years-old and is close to his action star dad, with the pair often hitting the gym together and sharing their sessions to Instagram.

Maria and Arnold have four children together: Katherine, 31, Christina, 29, Patrick, 27, and Christopher, 23.

Bonded: Joseph is now 23-years-old and is close to his action star dad, with the pair often hitting the gym together and sharing their sessions to Instagram; Arnold and Joseph pictured

Bonded: Joseph is now 23-years-old and is close to his action star dad, with the pair often hitting the gym together and sharing their sessions to Instagram; Arnold and Joseph pictured

Maria and Arnold have four children together: Katherine, 31, Christina, 29, Patrick, 27, and Christopher, 23; Maria and Arnold pictured with (L-R) Christina, Patrick, and Katherine

Maria and Arnold have four children together: Katherine, 31, Christina, 29, Patrick, 27, and Christopher, 23; Maria and Arnold pictured with (L-R) Christina, Patrick, and Katherine

Since Maria filed, she has seemed to be on good terms with Arnold, and there have been family dinners at the Hotel Bel-Air and they support each other at events, as well as celebrating their children’s milestones.

Maria has reportedly dated one and off over the years, but is now presumed to be single.

Meanwhile, Arnold has been with 45-year-old girlfriend Heather Mulligan for years.

Good terms: Since Maria filed, she has seemed to be on good terms with Arnold, and there have been family dinners at the Hotel Bel-Air and they support each other at events, as well as celebrating their children's milestones; Maria and Arnold pictured

Good terms: Since Maria filed, she has seemed to be on good terms with Arnold, and there have been family dinners at the Hotel Bel-Air and they support each other at events, as well as celebrating their children’s milestones; Maria and Arnold pictured



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