After a decade-long separation, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver’s divorce has  been finalized.

The divorce had been mediated by a private judge last month and was entered into the official L.A. court system on Tuesday. Shriver was repped by Laura Wasser, who has represented plenty of celebrity clients in divorces including Angelina Jolie, Dr. Dre and Kelly Clarkson.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver first separated after widely-publicized reports that the former California governor fathered a child with the family’s housekeeper in 1997. Schwarzenegger eventually publicly admitted to the affair in May 2011, causing Shriver to file for divorce later in July. The child of that affair, Joseph Baena, is now an actor himself and has a good relationship with Schwarzenegger.


Despite the explosive revelations of the affair, it has taken a long time to complete certain financial details of the divorce as there was no prenup. The pair had an estimated $400 million worth of assets to divvy up, which also included some fairly complicated property settlement agreements.

Even though the divorce has been slow and drawn-out, both Schwarzenegger and Shriver seem to have developed a cordial relationship and moved on. They often have family gatherings together with their four adult children, and both Schwarzenegger and Shriver have had relationships of their own since the split.

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