“Hell Breaks Loose”: Arnold Schwarzenegger Opened Up on His ‘High-Maintenance’ Ex-Wife Maria Shriver Once

Published 08/07/2022, 9:00 AM EDT

Former Mr. Olympia Arnold Schwarzenegger had a long relationship with Maria Shriver. The duo first met during a tennis match and were together for years. Back in the day, the $450 million worth bodybuilding legend was deeply in love with Maria, who is the niece of former U.S. President John F. Kennedy.

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Interestingly, Schwarzenegger once made an eye-catching statement about Maria Shriver’s behavior towards him.

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Back in 1992, the legendary actor appeared on Oprah Winfrey and responded to her line of questioning about his ‘high-maintenance’ comment on her friend Maria. The Terminator star replied, ”When you compare your wife with your mother, you have to pay much more attention to your wife than your mother.” 

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In order to give justification to Oprah, Arnold Schwarzenegger compared Maria to his mother and made it crystal clear that his comments were not in a negative light, but based on basic facts of marriage.

CANNES, FRANCE – MAY 16: Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger with his wife Maria Shriver wave to fans as the couple arrives for the screening of the film “Les Egares” at the Palais des Festivals during the 56th International Cannes Film Festival on May 16, 2003 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

I’m very close to my mother, but she doesn’t complain if I don’t call one week. You know, if I’m on a trip somewhere or something like this, if I don’t call Maria every day. Believe me, hell breaks loose so.”

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Talking about Maria, Arnold Schwarzenegger continued, ”She needs a much more a wife which is natural you see it was taken in a magazine in such a way that I was making a derogatory remark, but it’s not derogatory a wife that you in love with that you live with that did you have this family with needs much more attention as much as you also need much more attention. I mean, she pays much more attention to me than to her father.”

Everything you need to know about Arnold and Maria’s kids

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The first kid of the Schwarzenegger family came into the world in 1989; they named her Katherine Schwarzenegger. Katherine, as an American author, has gained a lot of popularity. She is married to MCU star Chris Pratt.

Their second child, another baby girl, Christina, was born in 1991. She had worked as a co-producer for the Netflix series, ‘Take Your Pills’.

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In 1993, they welcomed their first boy, Patrick. The 28-year-old Hollywood sensation’s latest appearance was in ‘The Terminal List’. And lastly, their youngest child, Christopher, was born in 1997. He graduated from the University of Michigan in 2020.

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Shreya Verma

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Shreya Verma is a US Sports writer at EssentiallySports. A post-graduation student in political science, Shreya is also a professional 10m air pistol shooter. Taking after her athlete father, she was naturally inclined towards the athletic life.

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