It looks like Maria Shriver is the one who "terminated" Arnold, as she reportedly leaked the bombshell story of his secret love child to the media — and now she's ready to file for divorce.
After recently drawing a confession from the alleged mother of the child, Mildred Baena, Shriver went into hysterics and wanted to hold a news conference to reveal the blockbuster story, TMZ.com reported yesterday.
Friends talked her out of it, so she reportedly had her people quietly leak the scoop to the Los Angeles Times and TMZ.
According to RadarOnline.com, Shriver is "absolutely" filing for divorce soon, less than a week after she hired high-profile attorney Laura Wasser, and Shriver has hired a private investigator to look into Schwarzenegger's past.
"Maria is leaving no stone unturned and she has authorized a private detective to gather personal and business information about Arnold," a source told RadarOnline.
Schwarzenegger, 63, admitted last week to fathering the now 13-year-old child with Baena, 50, a former housekeeper for the couple.
The "Predator" star and Shriver have been married for 25 years and have four children, ages 21, 19 17 and 13. Reports have said Shriver has been unhappy for the past few years and was actively looking for a new home earlier this year.
She and Schwarzenegger reportedly have a joint worth of between $200 million and $400 million.
Reps for Schwarzenegger and Shriver didn't respond to requests for comment.