Arnie’s `big ego` caused the couple to split

Last Updated: May 11, 2011, 16:09 PM IST

London: Arnold Schwarzenegger is reportedly upbeat and carefree post his announcement of splitting from wife Maria Shriver after 25 years of marriage.

Sources close to Shriver claim that Schwarzenegger’s ‘big ego’ was responsible for the split, which was long time coming.

Furthermore, insiders have revealed that Shriver moved out of the couple’s Los Angeles home months ago.

It is also claimed that Shriver was `miserable` in her marriage since several years and had complained about her actor husband`s ego. However, she is understood to have eluded a divorce because of her religious beliefs.

Schwarzenegger had ignored his wife for years and she felt unappreciated after spending “very little time together” in recent years, a newspaper quoted a source as saying.

“She`s been a lost soul for a long time,” the source added.

In a distraught state, Shriver had posted a video on YouTube earlier asking fans for advice on how to ``transition`` into the next phase of her life.

“As you know, transitions are not easy. I`d love to get your advice on how you`ve handled transitions in your own life,” she said.

ANI