The 13 year old has been treated in a hospital intensive care unit (ICU) after reportedly suffering multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung during the incident in Malibu, California.
Shriver, who filed for divorce from her cheating husband earlier this month (Jul11), has allegedly spent every night at her son's bedside, while Schwarzenegger was snapped visiting the medical centre with the couple's daughter Christina on Friday (22Jul11).
They have now released a joint statement to thank lifeguards and emergency workers for taking "extraordinary" care of Christopher as he continues to recover from the accident.
The press release, issued to TMZ.com, reads, "A few days ago our son Christopher suffered an accident at the beach. While it has been a very scary week, Christopher is surrounded by his family and friends. He is a brave boy and is expected to make a full recovery.
"On behalf of our entire family, we want to sincerely thank the paramedics and lifeguards who responded so swifty, as well as the doctors, nurses, emergency room and hospital staff who have cared for our son. They have been extraordinary to him and to us. We thank everyone for their thoughts and prayer and ask for respect and privacy for Christopher and our family."
Schwarzenegger and Shriver's two other kids, Katherine and Patrick, have also thanked fans for their words of support on their Twitter.com pages.
Patrick, 17, tweets, "Thank you everyone for your messages about my brother. This kid is strongest kid I ever seen. Keep praying."
The 13 year old, the actor/politician's youngest son with estranged wife Maria Shriver, was seriously injured in Malibu, California at the weekend (16-17Jul11). He was admitted to a medical centre suffering from multiple broken bones and a collapsed lung, according to TMZ.com.
The website reports Christopher has spent the last few days in an intensive care unit (ICU), although his current condition is not known.
Schwarzenegger also has a 17-year-old son, Patrick, with Shriver, and he recently revealed he fathered another boy with a member of his household staff - a revelation that appeared to end his marriage.
Hasta La Vista Baby! That's what Arnold Schwarzenegger wants to say to his soon-to-be ex-wife, Maria Shriver, especially when it comes to her high list of demands. After receiving Shriver's petition to end their marriage due to "irreconcilable differences," Schwarzenegger has fired back with a request of his own -- he wants to terminate her request for spousal support.
Here's what Arnold wants -- according to court documents, The Terminator wants joint legal and physical custody of their two underage children, 17-year-old Patrick and 13-year-old Christopher, with visitation rights to be split evenly. Don't expect everything else to be that simple and split evenly down the middle though. Schwarzenegger's attorney is requesting the judge to relieve his client of any obligations to pay spousal support to Maria. Well he wasn't supportive during their marriage, so why should we expect him to be now that it's ending? As for the duo's earnings and properties, the former governor's camp stated that it would list such assets as soon it ascertains them. Since both parties are worth roughly $400 million, I'd say this will be no easy feat.
Source: E Online
The former newswoman filed for divorce on 1 July (11), almost two months after Schwarzenegger confessed to fathering a lovechild with a maid at the family home over a decade ago.
In her divorce petition, Shriver filed for spousal support and requested that her cheating ex pay the legal fees for both parties.
But the Terminator star is challenging both claims and his lawyer filed the objections in court earlier this week (begs18Jul11), reports TMZ.com.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver have both requested joint custody of their minor children, Patrick, 17, and Christopher 13.
The Terminator star split from Shriver in May (11), days before he confessed to fathering a lovechild with the couple's maid over a decade ago.
Former newswoman Shriver filed for divorce earlier this month (Jul11), but they proved their break-up has been amicable by showing up for the graduation meal at Italian restaurant Toscana in Brentwood, California.
A source tells X17online.com, "They kept their distance... They were there for the benefit of their son but there was no reconciliation going on. They exchanged a few words cordially though."
The pair, which attended with Patrick, arrived and left separately.
Patrick Schwarzenegger, who will turn 18 in September (11), has found a way to keep his mind off his parents' divorce - after signing up for one of the top placements in Hollywood.
Property tycoon Rik Caruso, who owns the mall and has been dubbed the Bono of retail development, is a longtime friend of the Schwarzeneggers - and when Patrick made it clear he was interested in a career in shopping management and design, The Grove boss suggested he join his staff.
The teenager will learn all aspects of running a mall, from security issues to public relations, problem solving and promotions during his internship. And he gets to wear a smart new outfit - and rub shoulders with the stars who shop and dine at The Grove, where TV news show Extra is filmed daily.
Patrick was spotted walking through the mall early on Tuesday (12Jul11) as he shadowed one of Caruso's top managers on his rounds.
A WENN insider says, "He seemed really serious about the job at hand and looks great in his Grove blazer."
The youngster is still recovering from the scandal surrounding his father's infidelity and his parents' subsequent marriage split. His mother, Maria Shriver, filed for divorce from his father earlier this month (Jul11).
Patrick took to Twitter.com in the days following the initial drama back in May (11), writing, "Some days you feel like s**t, some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet i love my family till death do us apart."
At some point in the early years of the 21st century a bunch of Hollywood executives must have gotten together and decided that animated films should be made for all audiences. The goal was perhaps to make movies that are simultaneously accessible to the older and younger sets with colorful imagery that one expects from children’s films and two levels of humor: one that’s quite literal and harmless and another that’s somewhat subversive. The criteria has resulted in cross-generational hits like Wall-E and Madagascar and though it’s nice to be able to take my nephew to the movies and be as entertained by cartoon characters as he is I can’t help but wonder what happened to unabashedly innocent animated classics like A Goofy Movie and The Land Before Time?
Disney’s Winnie The Pooh is the answer to the Shrek’s and Hoodwinked!’s of the world: a short sweet simple and lighthearted tale of friendship that doesn’t need pop-culture references or snarky dialogue to put a smile on your face. Directors Stephen J. Anderson and Don Hall found some fresh ways to deliver adorable animation while keeping the carefree spirit of A.A. Milne’s source material in tact. Their story isn’t the most original; the first part of the film finds Pooh Piglet Tigger and Owl searching for Eeyore’s tail (a common plot point in the books and past Pooh films) and hits all the predictable notes but the second half mixes things up a bit as the crew searches for a missing Christopher Robin whom they believe has been kidnapped by a forest creature known as the “Backson” (it’s really just the result of the illiterate Owl or is it?).
The beauty of hand-drawn animation all but forgotten until recently is what makes Winnie the Pooh so incredibly magnetic. There’s an inexplicable crispness to the colors and characters that CG just can’t duplicate. It’s a more personal practice for the filmmakers and should provide a refreshing experience for audiences who have become jaded with the pristine presentation of computerized imagery. The film is bookended by brief live-action shots from inside Robin’s room an interesting dynamic that plays up the simplicity of youth ties it to these beloved characters and brings you right back to memories of your own childhood.
With a just-over-an-hour run time Winnie the Pooh is short enough to hold the attention of children but won’t bore the parents who will love the film mainly for nostalgic musings. Still it’s the young’uns who will most enjoy this breezy bright and enchanting film that proves old-school characters can appeal to new moviegoers.
Shriver filed for divorce from The Terminator star late last week (end03Jul11) following revelations earlier in the year (11) that the actor/politician fathered a lovechild with their longterm housekeeper 13 years ago.
She has now been pictured spending America's Independence Day weekend (02-03Jul11) in the Spanish city with the former couple's children, 21-year-old Katherine, Patrick, 17, and Christina, 19.
On Monday (04Jul11), Shriver and the youngsters were snapped laughing as they shared a joke underneath an umbrella, while they were also spotted sightseeing and taking holiday photos as they enjoyed a day out with friends.
Meanwhile, Schwarzenegger was seen walking his dog alone close the marital home in Los Angeles.
The couple split in May (11) days before the action man-turned-politician stunned the world by confessing he had fathered a lovechild with a maid at the family home over a decade ago.
Shriver filed divorce papers on Friday (01Jul11), citing "irreconcilable differences".
She is asking for spousal support and joint custody of the couple's minor children, Patrick, 17, and Christopher 13. Shriver has also requested that her cheating ex-husband pay the attorneys fees for both parties, according to TMZ.com.
She is represented by top divorce lawyer Laura Wasser.
The 17-year-old student appears to be supporting his mother Maria Shriver as the family recovers from the scandal, opting to take her name in his online correspondence.
In his final tweet as Patrick Schwarzenegger on Tuesday (17May11), the teenager wrote, "some days you feel like s**t, some days you want to quit and just be normal for a bit, yet i love my family till death do us apart."
He changed his name on Twitter from Patrick Schwarzenegger to Patrick Shriver on Wednesday (18May11).
Schwarzenegger's 21-year-old daughter, Katherine, has also taken to Twitter to comment on the scandal and her parents' split, writing, "This is definitely not easy but I appreciate your love and support as i begin to heal and move forward in life. I will always love my family!"
Reports suggest the disgraced movie star's lovechild was born a week after Shriver gave birth to the couple's son Christopher.