Katherine Schwarzenegger Reflects On Finding Out About Her Father's Affair And The Toll It Took On Her Family

Date June 6, 2018

In 2011, Maria Shriver ended her 25-year-long marriage with Arnold Schwarzenegger. 

The devastating break-up was a result of the actor's affair with his family's nanny, which led to Arnold's illegitimate child.


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At that time, Shriver considered her children's needs a priority and asked for respect and privacy during the challenging time. 

Years later, Arnold opened up about the situation and accepted the pain he has caused to Maria and their kids.

I understand and deserve the feelings of anger and disappointment among my friends and family. There are no excuses and I take full responsibility for the hurt I have caused. I have apologized to Maria, my children and my family. I am truly sorry.


Now that enough time has passed, Schwarzenegger's kids can offer their own perspective on the family tragedy, his oldest daughter Katherine in particular.

The affair aftermath

26-year-old Katherine opened up about how her parents revealed the circumstances of their divorce, and how they kept the family alive.

My parents were very, very big on making sure that we remained a family unit no matter what happened and they did a really good job at that.


i clean up 💃 ( @emmawillismakeup is 100% responsible for this ❤️)

Публикация от Katherine Schwarzenegger (@katherineschwarzenegger)

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According to Schwarzenegger's oldest daughter, Arnold and Maria made sure they could be there for their children. Katherine calls them "supportive" and is grateful they were able to attend her and her siblings' birthdays and graduations.



Публикация от Katherine Schwarzenegger (@katherineschwarzenegger)

Staying strong

All that being said, Katherine and her siblings had to go through some tough time. The 28-year-old revealed they were constantly harassed by paparazzi who tried to get a glimpse of Schwarzennegger kids upset and breaking down.

Despite everything, Katherine stayed strong, and she says it was all thanks to her parents' support.

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Family War