Maria Shriver Appears On Oprah Farewell Show

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Maria Shriver appears with Oprah Winfrey during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is ending its run May 25, after 25 years, and millions of her fans around the globe are waiting to see how she will close out a show that spawned a media empire. (AP)

Maria Shriver appears with Oprah Winfrey during a star-studded double-taping of “Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular,” Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago. “The Oprah Winfrey Show” is ending its run May 25, after 25 years, and millions of her fans around the globe are waiting to see how she will close out a show that spawned a media empire. (AP)

CHICAGO (CBS / AP) — Maria Shriver has appeared at Oprah Winfrey’s farewell show in Chicago, the same day it was revealed her husband Arnold Schwarzenegger fathered a child with another woman.

Shriver came on stage at the United Center with Winfrey’s best friend, Gayle King. Shriver told Winfrey that the talk show host has “given me love, support, wisdom and most of all the truth.” Shriver said she knew she wasn’t “alone in receiving those gifts.”

Last week, Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced they had separated. On Tuesday it was revealed Schwarzenegger fathered a child with a woman on his household staff more than a decade ago.

In a statement Shriver called it a “painful and heartbreaking time.”

Shriver told Winfrey that the talk show host “believed in others so they could believe in themselves.”

(Copyright 2011 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. Wire services may have contributed to this report.)

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