- Real nameMaria Owings Shriver
- Date of birthNovember 6, 1955
- Age66 years
- Zodiac signScorpio
- BirthplaceChicago, Illinois, USA
Parents and family
- Father Sargent Shriver
- Mother Eunice Kennedy Shriver
- Brother Anthony Shriver, Bobby Shriver, Mark Shriver, Timothy Shriver
Maria Shriver husband
Maria Shriver 4 kids
Maria Shriver is a media personality, writer and philanthropist. She is also famed as a former spouse of Arnold Schwarzenegger.
Having got a degree in American studies at Georgetown University, Maria got involved into journalism. She worked for The CBS Morning News, NBC’s Sunday Today and Nightly News along with being a contributor to Dateline NBC. In 2013, she returned to NBC and became a substitute co-anchor for Today and Hoda & Jenna shows.
In 2003-2011, Shriver was the First Lady of California after her husband was elected as the Governor. She established The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement along with being involved with Special Olympics organization founded by her mother. In 2008, Maria and her brother Tim created ice cream company Lovin Scoopful to donate 25% of the income to the charity.
Moreover, Maria Shriver appeared in the Last Action Hero movie and had a voice part in Liberty’s Kids: Est. 1776 TV series. She served as an executive producer of The Alzheimer’s Project, Still Alice film plus several documentaries, including Take Your Pills. Additionally, the woman is an author of 6 books and her personal blog.
Maria and Schwarzenegger got acquainted in 1977 after meeting at a charity event through Tom Brokaw. At that time, the Terminator was dating another woman and separated with her only after being with Maria for a year. On April 26, 1986, he espoused his sweetheart. And in 1989, their firstborn, daughter Katherine, drew her first breath. She was followed by sister Christina in 1991, brothers Patrick in 1993 and Christopher in 1997.
However, Maria and Arnold separated in 2011 after the movie star revealed that he had a son Joseph with their housekeeper Mildred Baena. The divorce was finalized in 2017, but the former spouses remained in warm relations. In 2013, Shriver got romantically involved with political pundit Matthew Dowd. And in 2020, she became a grandmother as Katherine gave birth to daughter Lyla.
A curious fact: Maria’s mother Eunice was a sister of John Kennedy. So, she is the niece of America’s 35th president as well as senators Ted and Robert Kennedy. Moreover, Maria’s dad Sargent was a politician.