Arnold Schwarzenegger: Maria and I Are "Taking Things One Day at a Time"

The former California governor speaks out about his shocking split from his wife of 25 years

The world is still getting over the shock that longtime couple Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger have split after 25 years of marriage. But the former California governor says he and his wife are still very much in contact. 

Schwarzenegger, 63, appeared at the 63rd Israel Independence Day Celebration Tuesday night, where he told reporters that he and Shriver, 55, are humbled by the recent outpouring of support from the public.

"I want to take a moment and thank our many friends and family for the tremendous amount of support and love that you have given us in the last 24 hours," the Terminator star said. "I just spoke to Maria an hour ago before I came here. We both were saying the same thing -- we're extremely blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people, by so many wonderful friends."

Though inside sources say that the split was a long time coming -- and that Shriver had been unhappy in the marriage for years -- Schwarzenegger expressed that the twosome were on extremely friendly terms and that all hope may not be lost.

"We both love each other very much," he said, before accepting an award for enhancing the economic ties between California and Israel. "We're very fortunate to have four extraordinary children. And we're taking it one day at a time. The bottom line is we want to thank all the people for their great, great support."

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