“It was my f***k up”- 75-Year-Old Arnold Schwarzenegger Gets Candid About How He Handled His Marriage and Divorce With Maria Shriver

Published 05/20/2023, 11:30 PM EDT

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Arnold Schwarzenegger‘s promise of “I’ll be back,” has been etched in memories for ages to come. However, the credibility of it seemed to be hanging by a dwindling thread as years passed by and no project could bring back the Austrian Oak as a lead. But Netflix proved that it could go to the moon and back for its fans as it brought him back in a full-fledged live-action series. FUBAR banks on a lot of things that make the actor a legend. From his classic tagline to making its storyline eerily similar to what unfolded during his divorce proceedings with Maria Shriver.

While it is hard to define Arnold Schwarzenegger with one particular career owing to his having so many, the actor sadly will forever be defined by the scandal that shook the world in 2011. But not one to shy away from his mistakes, the Austrian Oak confessed to the crimes that brought his family great pain.

Arnold Schwarzenegger takes full responsibility for his divorce with Maria Shriver

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Just when his term as a governor ended, the news of him having an affair with a house help broke out. Apart from the personal loss, the family had to deal with public scrutiny due to his actions. It is quite ironic that the lead character in his big comeback, Luke, also cheats on his wife and causes a rift in the family. This similarity was pointed out by The Hollywood Reporter in an interview and Arnold Schwarzenegger surprisingly indulged them.

He did not deny the similarity and further explained that the only difference was that his divorce was a result of his failure. “It was my f***k up,” said Schwarzenegger.

Schwarzenegger has always been brave about his mistakes. When the news first broke out and everyone waited for him to run away from the heat, Schwarzenegger took the blame head-on.

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Throughout the years, he has expressed how deeply apologetic he feels for hurting those he loved. Unlike the Austrian Oak, his FUBAR character, although having the same swag, lacks the courage to accept his mistake.

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Luke has a lot of Schwarzenegger in him. And while the similarities were not denied by the actor, the difference between the real-life and the reel-life personas sets them poles apart.

Unlike the Austrian Oak, who has been brave at every turn of his life, Luke refuses to acknowledge that he cheated. Despite his mistake, he has the nerve to blame his wife for their family falling apart, something unimaginable to hear from the former governor. While whether Luke manages to make peace will only be clear after the FUBAR release, Schwarzenegger has long made amends with his.

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Do you think it was brave of Arnold Schwarzenegger to accept his mistakes? Let us know in the comments below.

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Aliza Siddiqui

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Meet Aliza Siddiqui, a Hollywood News reporter at Netflix Junkie. Her love affair with Hollywood began with Anne Hathaway and The Princess Diaries, but it was the thrilling climax of Don’t Look Up that cemented her infatuation with the industry and its filmmaking. Aliza's journey into entertainment reporting began with her time at Otakukart, where she wrote over a thousand articles.

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