Maria Shriver is acknowledging her anguish over the shocking news that her estranged husband Arnold Schwarzenegger is the father of a 10-year-old child whose mother once worked in the family home.
"This is a painful and heartbreaking time," said Shriver, 55, in a statement. "As a mother, my concern is for the children. I ask for compassion, respect and privacy as my children and I try to rebuild our lives and heal. I will have no further comment."