Arnold Schwarzenegger estranged wife Maria Shriver told some friends that she is considering a reconciliation with Arnold , backing out of the divorce she filed July 1, TMZ reported. It would mark a major change of heart after the 64-year-old former California governor and action star unleashed the public bombshell earlier this year that he fathered a son with the family maid and kept it secret for 14 years. Since their public split, Schwarzenegger has apparently been working overtime to try and win back his wife of 25 years. The couple spent time together with their sons during Shwarzenegger's 64th birthday in August. Maria shriver is torn, partly because of her strong religious beliefs that do not include divorce.