Reports about a possible reconciliation between Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver have been refuted by People magazine, busting rumors that began swirling last month that the couple's marriage "might not be completely terminated."
Circumstantial evidence, such as the couple hanging out with each other more frequently and mysterious rings suddenly sprouting on their fingers, turned out to be easily explained red herrings. The couple just likes spending holidays together as a family, and Maria's new finger blinger was her late mother's engagement ring.
During the weeks of suspense, both Twitter and Facebook were abuzz with followers of the couple taking sides on whether the marriage deserved another shot. Given the final straw for Maria was her husband hiding a secret son he conceived with the family's maid, opinion seemed to swing in favor of the betrayed Maria saying "Hasta la vista, baby" to Arnold for good.
Here's why fans of America's most famous Pollywood couple were right to vote against a second term for the couple's marriage:
Maria will get half of Arnold's money
Though the former NBC TV news journalist comes from the moneyed Kennedy family, her personal fortune pales to that of her high-powered Hollywood actor husband. His net worth is estimated to be around $300 million, and without a pre-nup, the California couple will split the pot 50/50.
She'll seem like a hypocrite
Given the former California first lady hangs out with such self-empowerment gurus as Oprah and Martha Beck, she would look weak to her buddies if she took Arnold back. The body builder not only broke his marriage vows, he did so in such a way that humiliated his wife, who had defended him against charges of being a groper when he ran for Governor of California.
She won't have to ask herself "Where's Arnold?" any more
Given their hectic work and travel schedules, the couple was often compelled to be physically apart and had to trust each other to be faithful. Now that Maria knows Arnold can't even be true-blue in her own house, she'd always wonder what he's really up to and with which woman.
The kids are all right
Having weathered the worst of the so-called love child scandal, the Schwarzenegger kids seem to be bouncing back after their parents split. Three of the children - Katherine, Christina and Patrick - are legally adults already with lives of their own, and young Christopher, 14, is a high school student poised to fly the palatial coop in a few short years.
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