Despite reports to the contrary, the divorce between Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger is still officially on. There was never any chance at getting back together, People magazine reports.
As we also noted
the other day, both Maria and Arnold were spotted with (what looked like) their wedding bands on, which instantly generated a lot of talk about how they were getting back together again.
Various other reports also claimed that Maria had changed her mind about the divorce because it went against her religious beliefs and, as such, she was determined to forgive Arnold for his tresspassings and give the relationship another try.
Nothing has changed, People reports. “The reports of a reconciliation are not true,” says a source close to the family.
The ring Maria had on was not her wedding band, but her mother's, which she's been wearing ever since she passed a couple of years ago.
The National Enquirer offers a possible explanation for why the divorce is still on.
In its latest print issue (story via here
), the tab claims Maria's family talked her out of wanting to get back with her cheating husband, by telling her he would never change – and always remain a cheater.
As for why she changed her mind about the divorce in the first place, a source claims Maria gave in to pressure from all sides, but mostly from Arnold and the kids.
“A combination of Arnold lavishing gifts on her, courting her at family dinners, spending Christmas and Christmas Eve with her, and the kids begging her to change her mind and call off the divorce has her seriously contemplating reconciliation,” says the insider.
“But the reaction of Maria’s other relatives has been shock and horror – and the most vocal opponents include Maria’s four brothers and cousin Caroline. They are warning her that she is just asking for more heartbreak and devastation…” adds the unnamed spy.
For those not familiar with the scandal, Maria filed for divorce from Arnold in 2011 after finding out he had a child out of wedlock with a former housekeeper who had lived with the family for 10 years.