Maria Shriver (born 1955) is a journalist and author. She is the wife of actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger. Her father, Sargent Shriver, was the US ambassador to France, and a founder of the Peace Corps. Maria's mother, Eunice Kennedy Shriver, was the sister of US President John F. Kennedy, US Attorney General Robert Kennedy, and Senator Ted Kennedy. Ms Shriver was a broadcast journalist for CBS and NBC before taking a leave of absence when her husband was elected governor, in 2003. She is the author of six books: Ten Things I Wish I'd Known Before I Went Out Into The Real World (2000); What's Wrong With Timmy? (2001); What's Happening to Grandpa? (2004); And One More Thing Before You Go.... (2005); What's Heaven? (2007); and Just Who Will You Be? (2008). As of May 2011, Maria Shriver and her husband are separated.