Top Dollar Divorce Ahead

Aug 8, 2012 by

The slow motion train wreck that is the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver break-up shows no sign of halting anytime soon as rumors of yet more secret illegitimate children are now surfacing. It appears the Schwarzenegger divorce could end up as one of the most expensive Hollywood break-ups ever recorded depending on whether or not a prior pre-nuptial agreement is tossed out. The Schwarzeneggers have an estimated net worth somewhere between $200 million and $400 million, and some court watchers are saying that if a pre-nup does exist, it would be 25 years old and could be negated in court due to the sordid details of the Terminator’s philandering ways.

If the prenup agreement is cast aside, California’s community property laws would direct the couple to split their net worth right down the middle and Maria Shriver could walk away with a few hundred million dollars. Shriver hired divorce lawyer Laura Wasser after learning her husband had fathered a son with the family housekeeper 13 years ago. Apparently things have been going downhill in the marriage for a while now and even though Shriver is a devout Catholic and definitely not a fan of divorce, her friends have been quoted saying that she felt that her marriage was not repairable and that a divorce was really the only course of action she had left. Because the entire Schwarzenegger case is looking like it will be quite complex, Shriver will need an experienced divorce attorney like Laura Wasser who has successfully represented other divorcing high-profile celebrities in the past including Britney Spears, Christina Aguilera and Angelina Jolie.

Arnold’s attorney, Patrick Knapp, put out a statement that said his client will put his return to filmmaking on hold for the time being to focus on the personal matters surrounding his imminent divorce. Perhaps Arnold knows something the rest of the world does not but soon might if new rumors of even more illegitimate children are correct. Actress Jane Seymour, who has known the former California first couple for many years, dropped a bombshell recently when she was interviewed by CNN and said that she was not the slightest bit surprised by the Schwarzenegger separation and that ex-governor has at least two more secret illegitimate children out there, maybe more. Seymour told CNN “I heard about two more children. I met someone who knows him well. He was obviously jumping the gun before everyone else told the world the news. And from what I gather there will be lots of information coming people’s way.”

Attorneys for both Arnold and Maria have declined to comment or speculate on the issue of whether or not a prior pre-nup agreement exists between them. However, if the rumors of more secret illegitimate children prove correct, Arnold and his lawyers will probably have a very difficult time of convincing a judge that any prior pre-nup should not be thrown out of court due to his long history of blatant and persistent infidelity. One thing in this latest Schwarzenegger drama is certain though; there will be more news to come in the weeks ahead as more details of the divorce starts leaking to the press. Arnold may have finally worn out his welcome in Hollywood with his excessive philandering. It appears that the Terminator might have terminated his own film career in the process.

 

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