Born on November 6, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois, Maria Shriver is the niece of John F. She started as a news writer and producer at a Philadelphia television station. She resigned in 2003 when her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, became the Governor of California.

After Schwarzenegger's infidelity was revealed, the couple divorced in 2011.

Apparently Arnold did not know at first that the boy was his and only figured it out years later when the child started to look like him more and more.

But he does say that he took financial responsibility for him from the beginning, perhaps meaning from the moment he knew.

Both steadfastly denied those claims, insisting that they had only been good friends prior to Maria’s divorce from Arnold.

There doesn’t seem to be any proof that they had indeed carried on some sort of affair and by all accounts Michael Dowd is a good man.

Even after the divorce is finalized, which is expected to happen any day now, he will have a lot of money left. Given his indiscretions and the hurt he has caused his family, which he admitted was the stupidest thing he had ever done, they deserve a little compensation, even if it is only money.

Meanwhile Maria seems to have found happiness again.

It was also claimed that he stalled the divorce, because he knew it would cost him dearly.

Since there had been no pre-nup, their assets would be split 50/50 according to California law.

The boy certainly looks enough like Arnold to make anyone suspicious and it appears Maria had similar thoughts and made her own investigations, finally confronting Arnold, who admitted to the affair and his fatherhood.

Shortly thereafter the couple announced their separation and one week later it was revealed and publicly confirmed what had let to it. Maria Shriver only said that that her first concern was her children and asked for privacy to allow her and her children to heal.

It seems highly unlikely that Maria Shriver knew anything about her husband’s unfaithfulness.