- Maria Shriver’s uncle is former US President John F. Kennedy.
- She received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Georgetown University.
- Maria has been linked with Matthew.
Who is Maria Shriver?
Maria Shriver’s uncle is former US President John F. Kennedy, but Maria Shriver has never let her political connections dominate her identity as a journalist/actress.
Along with a successful job, she also had a long-lasting marriage, which is becoming increasingly unusual these days.
Her 25-year marriage, however, ended in 2011. Maria was considered to be unmarried until word of her romance surfaced.
Shriver’s Childhood and Career
Maria Owings Shriver was born in Illinois on November 6, 1955, to Sargent and Eunice Kennedy Shriver.
From 1968 to 1970, her father served as the United States Ambassador to France.
She graduated from Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart in 1973 after attending Westland Middle School in Bethesda, Maryland.
In 1977, she received a Bachelor of Arts in American Studies from Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.
Her journalism career began shortly after graduating as a writer and producer for CBS-owned KYW-TV.
For a year in 1985, she co-anchored The CBS Morning News with Forrest Sawyer.
From 1987 to 1990, Maria was also a co-anchor on NBC News’ Sunday Today.
She has hosted several news programs on the network, including NBC Nightly News and Dateline NBC.
She served as an executive producer on the four-part HBO documentary The Alzheimer’s Project (2009) and starred in the film Last Action Hero (1993).
The multi-talented lady is also a writer, having written several books including What’s Heaven (1999), and What’s Happening to Grandpa? (2004), The Shriver Report (2014), and Color Your Mind (2015).
Maria Shriver: Dating
Matthew Dowd in 2014, despite her married status.
Initially thought to be a scam, they were eventually discovered to be actual after being sighted together wandering through Los Angeles’ Brentwood district.
In May 2016, Maria Shriver walks through the Brentwood district of Los Angeles with her boyfriend, Matthew Dowd.
Maria was single at the time and had the right to choose any boyfriend she wanted.
However, it was soon revealed that they had been dating for quite some time.
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Maria has been linked with Matthew since 2006, when she was still married, according to insiders.
She was even accused of playing the victim while she was the true perpetrator.
When Maria chose to quit the relationship and come clean, rumors about her engagement to
Matthew began to circulate.
Maria declared in 2017 that she was unmarried and ready to date.
Maria may have been trying to imply that she was single from the moment of her separation from her ex-husband,
but she could not hide the fact that everybody knew about her secret affair.
Maria’s Surprising Good Terms With Former Husband
Maria was married to the 70 years old Austrian-American actor Arnold Schwarzenegger for more than two decades.
The couple was first introduced to each other by NBC’s Tom Brokaw in 1977 at a charity tennis tournament and later started dating.
After being in a relationship for nearly nine years, they tied the knot at St. Francis Xavier Catholic Church in Hyannis on 26 April 1986.
They share two daughters and two sons; Katherine, Christina, Patrick, and Christopher.
Maria was also the First Lady from 2003 to 2011 when Arnold was serving as the Governor of California.
But their relationship turned sour after Maria became aware that her husband had cheated on her and even fathered an illegitimate son,
Joseph, from his extra-marital affair with the couple’s housekeeper, Mildred Baena.
Though the pair parted their ways, they haven’t divorced legally.
However, insiders reveal that Mariah filed for divorce right after their separation, but Arnold keeps on delaying it.
Some sources reasoned the couple’s dispute regarding the distribution of Arnold’s $400 million
Worth of property for the delay while others believe Mariah’s religious belief of not wanting to end the sacred bond of marriage as the reason.
Whichever the reason is, the couple holds no bad blood and still see each other on different occasions.
One such instance is when Maria and Arnold celebrated their 68th birthday together on 30 July 2015.
Moreover, the former couple reunited on the red carpet at the premiere of National Geographic’s The Long Road Home in late October 2017.
Even their children joined them and posed together for some clicks.
Mariah poses with her ex-husband, Arnold, and children at The Long Road Home premiere on 30 October 2017.
Post-separation, Maria seems to be single while Arnold started dating the 43 years old physical therapist Heather Milligan.
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Apart from the marital cliche, Maria is living a life in honor. She is an influential advocate regarding women’s equity.
From running an ‘Anti-Alzheimer’s Campaign to attending a conference concerning women, she has it in her activism.
For an all-time feminist, seeing females reach significant positions is always a big excitement and so it was for Maria when she visited one of California’s largest cities,
Fresno Country for a women’s conference in September 2018.
From being greeted by a welcoming woman sheriff to being driven to the venue by a lady Limo driver,
she saw the women empowerment that the country has. She didn’t miss out on admitting the influence.
We’re at a time when we’re all here to rise, and we can all be the change we envision for ourselves.
And she reminded me of why I’m here, and why I picked myself back up again,
so I just wanted to shout her out.
Hope we will get to see her revolutionary part bringing constructive changes in the years to come.