Weeks after marking their 25th wedding anniversary, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver are “amicably separating,” according to a recent statement released by the couple.
According to CNN, the statement did not divulge when the split began, but a video posted on YouTube two weeks ago showed that Shriver, 55, wasn’t wearing her wedding band.
“This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us,” the statement said, according to CNN. “After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. “At this time, we are living apart, while we work on the future of our relationship.”
The statement added that the pair will continue to care for their four children, ages 21, 19, 17 and 13. There was no mention of divorce in the statement.
The split comes nearly four months after Schwarzenegger completed a second term as the governor of California. According to the Associated Press, the 63-year-old has since signed on to be an international advocate for green energy and has scheduled his return to Hollywood productions.
The professional body builder, actor Schwarzenegger, wed the Kennedy family member, TV journalist Shriver in 1986, and the couple quickly became one of America’s most famous duo. But the pair left both their careers behind when the Hollywood star was elected governor in 2003.
Hints of the couple’s potential split cropped up in recent months. Schwarzenegger tweeted frequently during his recent trips abroad and Shriver was never mentioned. Additionally, on the day of their anniversary in late April, Shriver tweeted three times throughout the day, but never mentioned the milestone.