Waiting for the Friday before the holiday weekend to make her own declaration of independence, Maria Shriver has filed for divorce from former California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Ministry of Gossip blog. Shriver filed papers with the Los Angles Superior Court on the Friday before the Fourth of July Weekend, the story says.
Shriver signed the documents on June 18, the story notes. She’s seeking joint custody of the pair’s minor sons, 17-year-old Patrick and 13-year-old Christopher, the story notes.
The filing checked off "irreconcilable differences" as the reason for the divorce filing, although it was revealed in May that Schwarzenegger had fathered a child with the couple’s longtime housekeeper.