I'll be back... in your life! Arnold Schwarzenegger declares to 'wife' Maria Shriver during speech

24 Mar 2012

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Arnold Schwarzenegger in New York yesterday, he gave a speech in the city where he referenced his wife's amazing family

Daily Mail

You don't want to get on the wrong side of the Kennedys, even if you're The Terminator.

So it's unsurprising that Arnold Schwarzenegger is pulling out all the stops to get back into their good books, and of course, to win back his estranged wife Maria Shriver, one of the clan's daughters.

So let's hope they got the point when the 64-year-old repeatedly praised them at a speech in New York.

The veteran Hollywood action man also referred to Maria, 56, very affirmatively as 'my wife,' despite their estrangement following the revelation that Arnold had fathered a lovechild.

The former California governor was speaking at Audemars Piguet’s Royal Oak 40 Years exhibition gala in New York when he repeatedly praised 'my wife’s family' and the work done by his 'amazing mother-in-law' Eunice Kennedy Shriver.

Maria's late mother, who passed away in 2009 aged 88, founded the Special Olympics and was a strong advocate for children’s health and disability issues.

The New York Post reports that Schwarzenegger has been working hard to reconcile with Maria after she filed for divorce last July when he admitted fathering a son with their housekeeper.

They report that the couple have tried therapy and delayed their divorce proceedings, setting the next court date for July 1, 2016.
But Maria isn't just in demand from her ex-husband.

According to, 58-year-old Oprah is hoping her good friend will come to work for her this autumn.
Additionally, she's hoping that Shriver's presence will help to boost ratings for her failing network.

A source tells the website: 'Oprah knows she needs to pull a rabbit out of the hat, literally.

'She has been in discussions with Maria for a very long time about doing a news/special interest driven show for OWN. However, Oprah has ramped up the pressure in the past several weeks.'

Arnold Schwarzenegger's ex isn't entirely convinced that working for OWN is the right fit for her, however.

Says the insider: 'Maria definitely wants to get back to work,  but she has to make sure that it's the right project. With her son Patrick about to graduate from high school in the next few months, she will have only one other child, Christopher, living at home with her.
'It's highly unlikely Maria would get her own show though, she doesn't want that amount of responsibility, period. Oprah has told Maria that she could do specials for the network with an emphasis on the human interest issues that she is passionate about. Oprah admires and respects Maria so much, and she thinks her viewers can relate to her.'


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