Schwarzenegger Now Open to Paying Shriver Support

July 26, 2011 - 12:29 PM

Schwarzenegger-Shriver Divorce

FILE - In this Oct. 2, 2009 file photo, California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver pose for photos before they meet at the second Governors' Global Climate Summit in Los Angeles. The former California governor originally indicated in a divorce filing that he does not want to pay Shriver spousal support. Schwarzenegger filed an amended response in his divorce Monday, July 25, 2011 indicating that he is now willing to pay Shriver spousal support and for her divorce lawyer. Shriver filed divorce papers July 1, to end their marriage of 25 years. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — Arnold Schwarzenegger has amended a divorce filing and withdrawn a request that a judge terminate Maria Shriver's rights to spousal support.

The actor and former California governor's filing replaces a document he submitted last week that also indicated he wanted Shriver to pay her own attorney's fees. The amended response filed Monday in Los Angeles states Schwarzenegger is also willing to pay his estranged wife's attorney.

The former couple's 13-year-old son remains hospitalized after a recent body-boarding accident left him with a collapsed lung.

Shriver filed for divorce July 1. Her petition to end the couple's 25-year-marriage came weeks after Schwarzenegger revealed he fathered a child with a member of his household staff years ago.