In an interview with German newspaper Bild, the Hollywood action star turned California governor Arnold Schwarznegger said he had spent Christmas with his ex wife and their children and he hoped they would get back together.
"We're not fighting a war," he said. "I still hope for reconciliation." "I still love Maria."
Shriver filed for divorce in 2011 after 25 years of marriage after the 65-year-old admitted that he had secretly fathered a child with the family's housekeeper, Mildred Patricia Baena.
"It was terrible. I inflicted tremendous pain on Maria and unbelievable pain on the kids."