Marie Shriver is an American journalist, activist, and as well as author of six best-selling novels, and along with that, she is also a former First Lady of California. She was born on November 6, 1955, `in Chicago, Illinois. Marie is the proud daughter of the politician Sargent Shriver and Eunice Kennedy Shriver. She is of Irish descent through her mother and of German descent through her father. She is also the niece of United States President John F. Kennedy along with their other siblings.
As of her education life, Shriver went to Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland, a suburb of Washington, D. C. and graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in Bethesda in 1973. She then went to Manhattanville College for two years and then transferred and attended Georgetown University in Washington D.C and received a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies in the year 1977.
In 1978, Shriver began working at Baltimore’s WJZ-TV, where she produced and wrote the Baltimore-based show Evening Magazine. Later on, she started reporting for CBS News and soon got a spot as co-anchor of CBS Morning News in September 1983. Likewise, in 1986, she joined NBC News as a correspondent and became an adult for the main street, a news magazine basically aimed at young people.
Shriver was a reporter for NBC from 1989 to 2003 and took a leave when her husband, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, became a candidate in the California recall election and upon his inauguration as the thirty-eighth Governor of California in November 2003, she became the First Lady of California. Later on, she officially resigned from NBC citing a conflict of interest between her status as First Lady and her role as a journalist.
As First Lady of California, Maria served as an advocate for several social causes. She helped to launch and develop a special website to match volunteers with organizations needing a s sistance. She even led the First Lady’s Conference on Women and created various initiatives to focus on the needs of women who are especially working for poor, military families and the developmentally and intellectually disabled.
Heading towards her personal life, she experienced two great personal losses. Her mother died on August 2009, and two weeks later her uncle also pa s sed away who had been battling brain cancer. After the demise of her uncle, she also appeared on Meet the Press and described her late uncle as “the most compa s sionate, empathetic man.”
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As of her personal relation, she was married to popular actor and Austrian bodybuilder Arnold Schwarzenegger on April 26, 1986, in Hyannis, Ma s sachusetts, at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church. The couple first met at a tennis tournament being held at Maria’s mother’s home when they were introduced by their common friend at the event. The couple has four children together.
Later on, Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced that they were heading towards divorce after it was revealed that Arnold had fathered a son, Joseph, with Mildred Patricia Baena who was the couple’s housekeeper for two decades. After the revelation made by her husband about his affair and son Marie decided that she and her husband cannot live together anymore and she filed for the divorce. Even after so many years, their divorce is still on hold and they are not officially divorced yet. Currently, Maria is not in any relationship and also hasn’t remarried.
Mara Shiver is a very powerful and independent woman who is an inspiration for millions of women out there. She has always used her power in the need of people especially for women and has worked very hard to be in the top position. Currently, net worth is estimated at $100 million. For more details about Maria information is available on her bio.