Arnold Schwarzenegger Published December 28, 2021 11:32pm EST Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver through the years The two originally met in 1977 and finalized their divorce 10 years after filing By Nate Day | Fox News Facebook Twitter Flipboard Comments Print Email NEWYou can now listen to Fox News articles! next Image 1 of 11 Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver met in 1977. According to Time magazine, they were introduced by Shriver's friend, Tom Brokaw at a charity tennis tournament. (Photo by Ron Galella/Ron Galella Collection via Getty Images) prev next Image 2 of 11 Schwarzenegger and Shriver married in 1986 in Cape Cod, Massachusetts. (Photo by Peter Carrette Archive/Getty Images) prev next Image 3 of 11 On Dec. 13, 1989, the couple welcomed their first child, Katherine. She is now married to actor Chris Pratt, with whom she shares a 1-year-old daughter, Lyla. (Getty Images) prev next Image 4 of 11 On July 23, 1991, the two welcomed their second child, Christina. (Getty Images) prev next Image 5 of 11 Schwarzenegger and Shriver's third child and first son, Patrick, was born on Sept. 18, 1993. Like his father, Patrick is also an actor. (Getty Images) prev next Image 6 of 11 The couple welcomed their fourth child together on Sept. 27, 1997. (Getty Images) prev next Image 7 of 11 Just days later, on Oct. 2, 1997, Schwarzenegger welcomed a son, Joseph Baena, with his mistress and the family housekeeper, Mildred Baena. The affair would remain a secret until Schwarzenegger left political office. Joseph is also an actor. (Getty Images) prev next Image 8 of 11 In 2003, Schwarzenegger was elected to the office of governor of California. Per Time, his early campaign was plagued with accusations of sexual misconduct, but his wife defended him. "You can listen to all the negativity, and you can listen to people who have never met Arnold, or who met him for five seconds 30 years ago. Or you can listen to me," she said at the time. (Photo by Vladimir Rys/Bongarts/Getty Images) prev next Image 9 of 11 Cracks began to show in 2008 when Schwarzenegger backed John McCain's bid for president, just days before Shriver endorsed Barak Obama. (Getty Images) prev next Image 10 of 11 In 2011, Schwarzenegger left office and the two celebrated 25 years of marriage. Just days after their anniversary, they announced their divorce. It's rumored that Shriver confronted the housekeeper about her suspicions of an affair before then confronting her husband, leading to the split. (Photo by Angela Weiss/Getty Images) prev Image 11 of 11 The couple's divorce – citing "irreconcilable differences" – took 10 years to become final after a sitting judge signed off on the agreement, which was held up because of their tricky property settlement. (Getty Images) Nate Day is an entertainment reporter for Fox News Digital Trending Exclusive Sports Illustrated Swimsuit model Haley Kalil gets candid on personal health battle: ‘I was in so much pain’ Exclusive Suzanne Somers says ThighMaster saved her after being fired: 'I'm still standing' Celebrity News JK Rowling throws support behind girl allegedly driven from school for challenging ‘transgender ideology’ Departed Marnie Schulenburg, ‘As the World Turns’ star, dead at 37 ENTERTAINMENT Comedian Kate Quigley discusses surviving 'horrific' accidental fentanyl poisoning Demi Moore Demi Moore shares throwback photo with Bruce Willis 'from the Cannes archives' Get the best of Fox News' entertainment coverage, right in your inbox. Arrives Weekly Subscribe Subscribed Subscribe You've successfully subscribed to this newsletter!