Maria Shriver is seen for first time since ex Arnold Schwarzenegger talked about their painful split in his tell-all documentary
Maria Shriver was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday.
It is the first time the former First Lady of California, 67, has been seen since her ex-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tell all Netflix documentary debuted.
Her daughter Christina Schwarzenegger, 31, was with her as they made their way through the busy terminal.
The documentary revealed very intimate details about her family including Arnold’s affair with their ex-housekeeper.
Shriver declined to participate in the documentary.
Traveler: Maria Shriver was spotted at Los Angeles International Airport on Thursday with her daughter Christina, 31
The three-part Netflix series, released on June 7, examines Arnold’s journey from Austria to America and from athlete to actor to American politician.
The third episode of the limited series goes into depth about the end of the marriage between the former bodybuilder and the Kennedy family member.
They split in 2011 after he revealed his affair with Mildred Baena, which resulted in the birth of a secret son, Joseph Baena, 25.
Director Lesley Chilcott revealed that she spoke to Shriver during the making of the documentary.
‘We did talk, we talked a few times,’ she told Yahoo Entertainment, adding that Maria ‘politely declined’ to participate in the project.
Maria and Arnold’s four children Katherine, 33, Christina, 31, Patrick, 29, and Christopher, 25, also did not appear in the documentary. Joseph appears in a scene in the third episode where he is working out in a gym with his long lost father.
Chilcott also revealed that the Terminator star, 75, was ’emotionally spent’ after filming the scenes where he admits he fathered a child out of wedlock with the maid who was the same age as his youngest child with Maria.
He confessed to the affair during a marriage counseling session in 2011 where he had the counselor break the devastating news to his wife.
When it came time to tell that part of his story in Arnold, he had to tread very carefully.
‘It’s difficult for him to talk about the affair because he cannot talk about it without someone’s feelings getting hurt. That was a pretty grave transgression,’ Chilcott noted.
Private person: It is the first time the former First Lady of California, 67, has been seen since her ex-husband Arnold Schwarzenegger’s tell all Netflix documentary
Casual chic: The documentary revealed very intimate details about her family including all of the details of Arnold’s affair with their ex-housekeeper. The journalist declined to participate in the documentary
Family: Neither Maria nor any of the four kids she shares with her ex participated in the Netflix documentary
‘And he has to be careful, because he has a human life out of it, a great 25 year old kid. So there is only so much you can say.’
‘I am going to have to live with it the rest of my life,’ Arnold admits in the documentary. ‘People will remember my successes and they will also remember my failures. This is a major failure.
But all of these years later, the parents of four have found their way back to a solid friendship.
‘They are all in touch regularly and they’re all friends,’ Chilcott said. ‘I mean, they spend a good portion of their life together and they still do family events together and they’re very close.’