Arnold Schwarzenegger, the action-movie star and former governor of California, looks like he has made his last stand with wife Maria Shriver, despite the Terminator star’s recent hint that “I’ll be back.” The couple, who have four children together, have been separated since 2011.
Based on what photographers and other witnesses saw Sunday in Brentwood, the wealthy neighborhood of Los Angeles, California, where the 66-year-old Schwarzenegger has a house, there will be no reconciliation anytime soon.
The two-term “governator” was observed behind the wheel of a silver Mercedes-Benz covnvertible — with blonde physical therapist Heather Milligan riding shotgun, her hair pulled back in a relaxed pony tail as she peered out at the world from behind oversize aviator sunglasses, The Daily Mail described.
In September, Arnold Schwarzenegger, who completed his second term as California’s chief executive at the end of 2011, was seen planting a smooch of the lips of a receptive Milligan, who is believed to be 38 years old.
The lip-lock transpired after the pair had a casual dinner at a Santa Monica, California, restaurant. At the time, a source said that they had been an item “for months,” according to another Mail story.
But then it appeared their romance had cooled, as the Arnold Schwarzenegger and Heather Milligan went several months without being seen together. And yet, there they were, appearing 100 percent comfortable in each other’s presence Sunday.
One year ago, when Schwarzenegger was touring to promote his memoir, Total Recall: My Unbelievably True Life Story, he told a German newspaper, “I still love Maria,” and predicted that he would reunited with his 58-year-old estranged wife.
Through his marriage to Shriver, Schwarzenegger — an Austria-born Republican — became a member of America’s most prominent political Democratic family, the Kennedys. Her mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was the sister of President John F. Kennedy and Senators Robert and Ted Kennedy.
In January 2013, Arnold Schwarzenegger sounded eager to get back into the good graces of the Kennedy-Shriver clan.
“It takes a lot of time to heal those wounds and to trust each other again. But, you know, I will make every effort,” he said a year ago. “The thing that I cherished the most, I destroyed by some stupid things that I’ve done. For me, it’s important to kind of rebuild again, get the trust back with the kids, with my wife.”
The “stupid thing” Arnold was primarily referring to was fathering a child by the family’s housekeeper, Mildred Baena.
The revelation of Schwarzenegger’s adultery led Maria Shriver to file for divorce.
But it looks like those pledges are out the window now. As long as Heather Milligan is around, it appears that Arnold Schwarzenegger has moved on.