Maria Shriver will absolutely be filing for divorce from Arnie, say pals

Last Updated: May 25, 2011, 12:05 PM IST

Washington: Maria Shriver has reportedly told her pals that she will file for divorce from her estranged husband Arnold Schwarzenegger over the love child scandal.

The pair announced their separation on May 8, nine days before the former California governor admitted he fathered a child with a long time member of their household staff.

“Maria absolutely will be filing for divorce,” a close friend of Shriver said.

It emerged last week that the jilted former TV journalist has retained celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser to represent her in her split from 63-year-old Schwarzenegger.

According to’s exclusive report, the long suffering Kennedy scion, 55, has arrived at her decision after sordid details of her husband’s double life continued to be exposed.

“It`s not a matter of if Maria will file for divorce, but when,” the source added.