The Los Angeles Times is reporting that the couple confirmed the separation in a joint statement released on Monday after questions were raised about their marriage. Shriver was seen residing separately from Schwarzenegger for the last few weeks.

The statement read, "This has been a time of great personal and professional transition for each of us. After a great deal of thought, reflection, discussion and prayer, we came to this decision together. At this time, we are living apart while we work on the future of our relationship."