I agree with whomever it was who said that Maria couldn't leave Arnold (when she previously might have known) because her parents would not have understood her leaving, in other words, other members of the family had done same. But when it was revealed (this winter after her second parent, her father, died) that there was a child, she went over the edge of no return.
Was there a chance that he could have had another term as governor and that the mistress threatened to blow the story out if he did, and was that when he thought he better tell Maria, and therefore no more governator?
I'm looking for proof of the retort Sargeant Shriver had for the old "Kennedys don't cry" mantra. I know I read it somewhere. Anyone got a clue?
[Once, at the Kennedy compound in Hyannis Port, one of Shriver's sons fell down and burst into tears. Bobby Kennedy chided the child, saying, "Kennedys don't cry." Shriver lifted the boy and cooed, "That's OK, you can cry. You're a Shriver."
In the end, neither of us knows what Maria knew or didn't know. You can pretend all you want that you are somehow more in-the-know of actual facts, but you aren't. And yes, Maria was a millionaire before she married Arnold (though I seriously doubt her net worth was 100 million). But at the time she married Arnold, his popularity and net worth was probably at or nearing its zenith. Oh, but with her wealth, I'm sure she would have married Arnold even if he were a B-list actor who worked at McDonald's to make ends meet.
While Maria may be worth 100 million dollars, lets also remember the lifestyle she's accustomed too. Private jets etc all of that adds up cash first. And lets imagine to if her and Arnold got divorced how much of their combined 500 million would go to lawyers. I'm not sure I'd find all of that a great prospect myself if I'm Maria OR Arnold.
But, you seem hellbent on convincing people that Maria's a massively greedy and irrational person with no pride or desire for respect and decency from her husband. So, have at it.
Last edited by Allskate; 05-22-2011 at 06:09 PM.
Sure all things are relative, perhaps that many extra millions makes a difference because of the life style she had become accustomed to, but really thinking that she would stay in the marriage because of money seems a bit to me.
But you are right only the people involved in the relationship know what the real story is. Then again, real stories change from each person in the relationship perspectives.
involved in sordid things or had nasty rumors swirl about them.
However, I think that it shouldn't have prevented Maria from expecting more from her own marriage. OTOH, Arnold was always Arnold.
"Nature is a damp, inconvenient sort of place where birds and animals wander about uncooked."
from Speedy Death
SNL had a hilarious skit last night called "Really?!?" about AS
"Also, you couldn't help but notice that every one of your movies makes a perfect New York Post headline for this story. Junior, Twins, True Lies, Predator, Judgement Day, Collateral Damage and Raw Deal."
In fairness many are saying Maria's actually quite religious and that may be the reason she's not apt to getting a divorce. Also reportedly while Maria's family obviously had money, her mother was actually not known for running her household in the same ostentatious way her parents did. Eunice actually sounds like an amazing woman. The best of Joe Kennedy's kids is right.