Arnold Schwarzenegger may be indestructible as the Terminator, but his estranged wife Maria Shriver is doing major damage to his bank account. Apparently she has demanded and is getting a significant amount child support for two youngest of their four children, even though Maria is independently wealthy. The couple separated after 25 years of marriage last month, after Shriver learned that Arnold had fathered a child with their housekeeper, Mildred "Patty" Baena. Though neither of them has filed for divorce yet.
The 63-year-old actor has agreed to give financial assistance to Shriver for their younger sons Patrick, 17, and Christopher, 13. They also have two daughters Katherine, 21, and Christina, 19. Arnold is also said to be paying for Patrick and Christopher's private school fees.
Even though Maria is a Kennedy, and has inherited a great deal of money from her parent's estate since their deaths, she is taking the child support. Under California law, she is entitled to the child support, once either one of them files for divorce.
I's been rumored that Maria and Arnold's lawyers have been working on a divorce settlement but in the meantime Arnold is willingly paying the money to Maria. Plus insiders claim Shiver has enlisted the help of forensic accountants to get an accurate view of her estranged spouse's assets in order to ensure their divorce is fair.