Maria Shriver Spends Quiet Day On The Beach Amidst More Arnold Schwarzenegger Cheating News

Tue, June 7, 2011 9:56am EST by 2 Comments

Maria stepped out on the beach looking resilient as she had conversations with close friends and walked her dogs — isn’t she a symbol of strength for all women?

Maria Shriver is finding comfort through her friends. The former First Lady of California spent June 6 on a Malibu beach, while her estranged husband Arnold Schwarzenegger was all smiles as he enjoyed lunch at Cafe Roma at Barney’s New York in Beverly Hills. Maria spent most of her time having what looked to be “deep conversations” with a much older man. Just a few hours earlier, new reports claimed that Arnold and his mistress of 20 years Mildred Baena were still having an emotional relationship. The mom-of-four is in the midst of a life changing and heartbreaking scandal, but she appears to be handling it gracefully. She has reportedly teamed up with high powered attorney Laura Wasser, but no divorce papers have been filed.

Meanwhile, their former housekeeper and mother of Arnold’s lovechild Joseph, 13, is currently hiding out with friends in Texas. Mildred even pulled her son out of school earlier, causing him to miss his middle school graduation in light of the media scrutiny.

Although Arnold’s eldest son Patrick, 17, changed his last name to Shriver on Twitter, he was spotted having lunch with Arnold at LA restaurant Toscana on June 3.

Maria is not only having to deal with the lies and complete betrayal of her husband of 25 years and her longtime housekeeper, she must decide her next steps. Do you think Maria should immediately cut her losses and file for divorce?

— Chloe Melas