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Who is Maria Shriver Boyfriend? What is Her Age and Net Worth 2023? Bio | Books and Children

Who is Maria Shriver Boyfriend? What is Her Age and Net Worth 2023? Bio | Books and Children

Facts of Maria Shriver

Full Name:Maria Shriver
Birth Date:November 6, 1955
Age:68 years
Country:United States
Height: 5 feet 5 inches (1.65m)
DatingMatthew Dowd
DivorceArnold Schwarzenegger
Net Worth$200 Million
Salary$20 Million
Eye ColorBlue
Hair ColorDark Brown
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois
GrandparentsRobert Sargent Shriver and Hilda Shriver while Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald
Ethnicitymixed ethnicity (German, Irish, Scottish, English, Dutch, and French Huguenots)
EducationStone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart high school, Manhattanville College, Georgetown University.
FatherSargent Shriver
MotherEunice Mary Kennedy
SiblingsAnthony Shriver, Mark Kennedy Shriver, Timothy Shriver, and Bobby Shriver
KidsKatherine Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Christopher Schwarzenegger, and Christina Schwarzenegger.
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Maria Shriver is an American journalist and activist who is known as the former First Lady of California. Her tv program, The Alzheimer’s Project made her own two Emmy Awards as a host and co-producer.

Apart from journalism, she is a writer of Ten Things I Wish I’d Known Before I Went Out Into The Real World. She worked as an executive producer for the show American Idealist: The Story of Sargent Shriver.

Early Life of Maria Shriver

Maria Shriver was born on November 6, 1955, in Chicago, Illinois, United States. As of now, she is 67 years old. Her birth sign is Scorpio and cuts her birthday cake on the 6th of November. Maria Owings Shriver is her real name. Her parents are Sargent Shriver (father) and Eunice Mary Kennedy (mother). Sargent works as a politician while Mary is an activist.

Caption: Maria with her brother (Source: Instagram)

Her siblings are Anthony Shriver, Mark Kennedy Shriver, Timothy Shriver, and Bobby Shriver. Anthony and Timothy are American activists while Mark is a Former Maryland State Delegate. Bobby is a Former Mayor of Santa Monica.

Her paternal grandparents are Robert Sargent Shriver and Hilda Shriver while Joseph Patrick Kennedy and Rose Elizabeth Fitzgerald are her paternal grandparents. She has American citizenship and belongs to mixed ethnicity (German, Irish, Scottish, English, Dutch, and French Huguenots). She follows the Catholic religion.

Education of Maria Shriver

She joined Stone Ridge School of the Sacred Heart high school after returning from France to Bethesda. She graduated from the school in 1973. Maria studied for two years at Manhattanville College in Purchase, New York. She transferred to Georgetown University and graduated holding a Bachelor of Arts degree in American studies in June 1977.

Maria Shriver’s Boyfriend

Maria is in a relationship with an American political assistant, Matthew Dowd since 2nd January 2022. She revealed her relationship with Dowd at the wedding of her cousin, Bobby. The rumor of their dating came out when they went out together in the street of Brentwood together in 2014.

Caption: Maria with her boyfriend (Source: New York Post)

Maria and Dowd secretly started dating back in 2004 when she was still married. Shriver only revealed in 2017 that she wanted to mingle and announced her relationship with Dowd in early of 2022.

Maria Shriver and Arnold’s Failed Marriage

Her ex-husband is an Austrian and American actor, businessman, filmmaker, retired professional bodybuilder, and politician, Arnold Schwarzenegger. She met Arnold with the help of Tom Brokaw at a charity tennis tournament in 1977. Later, they started dating and walked down the aisle on April 26, 1986, in Hyannis, Massachusetts, at St. Francis Xavier Roman Catholic Church.

Caption: Maria with her ex-husband (Source: USA Today)

When she knew that her husband is cheating on her with a housekeeper, Mildred Baena, and is the father of an illegitimate son, Joseph she filed for a divorce. Shriver filed for divorce on July 9, 2011, and they officially got divorced in December 2021.

When her relationship with Matthew became public, it is found that she was having an extra-marital affair with him and was only playing a victim game when she was also a culprit.

Maria Shriver, Mother of Four

She is a mother of two sons and two daughters. She gave birth to her four children with her ex-husband. Her children are Katherine Schwarzenegger, Patrick Schwarzenegger, Christopher Schwarzenegger, and Christina Schwarzenegger.

Caption: Maria with her son (Source: Instagram)

Her daughter, Katherine is an author who was born on December 13, 1989, while her son, Patrick is a model born on September 18, 1993. Her other son, Christopher is an actor born on September 27, 1997, while her daughter, Christina is an actor born on July 23, 1991.

Maria shared the joint custody of her kids when they were underage. She became a grandmother when her daughter, Katherine gave birth to Eloise Christina Schwarzenegger Pratt and Lyla Maria Schwarzenegger Pratt.

Maria Shriver’s Net Worth

As of 2023, she has an estimated net worth of $200 million. This is the outcome of her career as an American journalist, author, and former First Lady of California. Her annual salary is $20 million.

Caption: Maria with the car (Source: Daily Mail)

She received $200 million as alimony from Arnold. At the time of their divorce, Arnold’s net worth was more than double what she received as alimony.

Real Estate & Car

Shriver is living in her $10 million worth house in Brentwood. Her house covers an area of 11000 square feet. She also bought the house next to her house in June of 2022 for $12.2 million. In 2022, she was living in LA’s Brentwood neighborhood along with her ex-husband in a $4.8 million worth house. She also owns cars like Audi A8 and Valet.

Professional Career of Maria Shriver

  • Maria is a journalist and former first lady of California.
  • She worked for KYW-TV as a news writer and producer.
  • Maria also worked with WJZ-TV for Evening Magazine as a writer and producer.
  • Then, she started working as a co-anchored in the popular show, CBS Morning News.
  •  In 1987, she joined NBC News as a correspondent.
  • She has also hosted shows like Main Street and Sunday Today.
Caption: Maria on the frame (Source: Instagram)
  • Some of the popular celebrities she interviewed are Fidel Castro, Sarah Ferguson, and Magic Johnson.
  • She worked as a host for the weekly show, Dateline NBC from 1992 to 2004.
  • As a first Lady of California, she helped The Women’s Conference.
  • In 2004, she launched Minerva Awards.

Books & TV Shows

Some of her famous books are I’ve Been Thinking . . .: Reflections, Prayers, and Meditations for a Meaningful Life, The Shriver Report: A Woman’s Nation Pushes Back from the Brink Maria Shriver, What’s Heaven, and Just Who Will You Be?

She is also part of tv shows like The Alzheimer’s Project, The Checkup with Dr. David Agus, Dateline, and The Alzheimer’s Project: Grandpa, Do You Know Who I Am? With Maria Shriver.

Awards & Achievements

  • She won Emmy Awards and an Academy of Television Arts & Sciences Award for her participation in the show, The Alzheimer’s Project.
  • Her dedication to her journalism career made her win Peabody Award.

FAQs of Maria Shriver

How tall is Maria Shriver?

Her height is 5 feet 5 inches and weighs 59 kg. She has blue eyes with dark brown hair.

Does Maria Shriver have a podcast?

Yes, Maria is hosting an Apple podcast. She expresses her views regarding life topics, issues, and ideas in her podcast. her popular podcast available on Spotify is Meaningful Conversations with Maria Shriver.

Is Maria Shriver involved in charity?

Yes, she is involved in charity. She founded The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement. She is also a part of Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Diabetes, and Best Buddies International.

Is Maria Shriver related to John Kennedy?

Yes, Maria is related to John Kennedy. John, a 35th U.S. President was a maternal uncle of Maria. Both of them belong to politicos careers as well.

Does Maria Shriver have a relationship with Joseph Baena?

Yes, Maria and Joseph have a relationship of stepmother and stepson. Her ex-husband, Arnold gave birth to Joseph with a housekeeper, Mildred Baena.

How is Pam Shriver related to Maria Shriver?

Pam is Maria’s fourth cousin. Pam is popular as an American tennis player. Her uncle is former President John F Kennedy.