Despite being “the First Lady of California,” Arnold Schwarzenegger’s ex-wife Maria Shriver was “surprised” when she lost her job in 2003

Arnold Schwarzenegger has always been an ambitious person. Schwarzenegger started out as an alien bodybuilder in the United States. However, gradually he became one of the most popular celebrities of the people. Also, Arnold never jumped from one thing to another. He excelled at one thing and gradually moved on to the next.

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Although he pursued his goals bit by bit, he carried his ambitions with him from the start. According to his first girlfriend in the US, Barbara Outland, Arnold was projected to become governor of California in the early ’70s, while becoming governor in 2003. But what effect did his sudden decision to run for governor have on his wife?

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Arnold Schwarzenegger surprised his ex-wife with his decision in 2003

Arnold became a US citizen in 1983. Later, in 1986, he married Maria Shriver. In addition, Arnold was introduced to politics in the early 1990s. However, he had been involved with politics since the ’90s, but Maria never had any inkling that one day he would run for governor. In fact, she was extremely surprised by his decision.

Speaking to Oprah in an interview in 2008, Maria revealed her feelings in 2003. A year in which she faced many challenges in her life. Oprah asksd Maria, “Were you surprised?”

Mary replied “I was surprised he ran at all. I was surprised that I was suddenly the First Lady of California. I was surprised that I lost my job. It all happened in 60 days.”

2003 brought massive changes for Maria Shriver

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Change is the ultimate truth of life. But sometimes a series of changes come together at once that completely derail you from your normal everyday life. 2003 was such a year for Maria Shriver. Her life took some massive changes. Mary said “When Arnold decided to run in 2003, we were in the process of building a new house and Terminator 3 was coming out, so Arnold was very involved in that.”

she continued “Also, my brothers and I were focused on my father; we had discovered that he had Alzheimer’s.”

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It all came as a huge shock to Maria, who never thought Arnold would stand for election when she married him. Likewise, she never imagined that her father would go through such a chronic illness. And finally, that she had to give up her job under the circumstances because her husband was running for election.

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