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Source: Schwarzenegger had Maria Shriver removed from his gubernatorial portrait

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Posted at 9:47 AM, Sep 12, 2014
and last updated 2014-09-12 09:55:10-04

Sacramento, Ca. (KTXL) – An image of former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger’s then-wife, Maria Shriver, was scrubbed from his gubernatorial portrait, a source at the Capitol confirmed Thursday.

The portrait was finished while Schwarzenegger was still in office. Shriver’s face appeared on a lapel pin in the painting, but a FOX40 source says that pin is now just a smudge.

Shriver removed from Gov. portrait

“We haven’t talked about lapel pins and I don’t know anything about it,” one Capitol tour guide said.

Neither the portrait, nor the story of the Shriver smudge, are official parts of the Capitol tour yet.

“Honestly, they could have painted over it a little better,” Patti Aresty, a visitor from the east coast, said Thursday.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver split in 2011, after 25 years of marriage, following revelations that Schwarzenegger fathered a son with the couple’s one-time housekeeper.

Shriver removed from Gov. portrait