Separated: Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver

 UPDATE: According to TMZ.com source,

“Maria moved out of the couple’s L.A. mansion months ago.  Sources tell us she’s been extremely unhappy in her marriage for years, complaining about Arnold’s out of control ego, as well as his womanizing.  We’re also told Maria feels Arnold has ignored her for years and she’s felt terribly unappreciated. Sources say the couple has spent “very little time together” for several years.  Maria was frequently absent from Sacramento while Arnold was Governor.  The situation got worse once Arnold left office and decided he wanted to resurrect his movie career.”

After 25 years of marriage, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have separated.  Maria reportedly moved out two weeks ago.  Obviously, they’re not giving any details, but they did release the following statement :

“This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us.  After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together.  At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship.  We are continuing to parent our four children together.  They are the light and the center of both of our lives.  We consider this a private matter and neither we nor any of our friends or family will have further comment.  We ask for compassion and respect from the media and the public.”

 Arnold and Maria met in 1977, when Tom Brokaw introduced them at a charity event and they hit it off despite the fact that he’s a Republican and she’s a member of the staunchly Democratic Kennedy family.  They got married in 1986.