‘Today Show’ Special Host: Who Is Maria Shriver?

Maria Shriver on Today / YouTube

Today With Hoda and Jenna had a very special guest host this week. Maria Shriver joined the women for a discussion. The three women talked about a very important aspect of every marriage. They talked about how to deal with opinionated mother-in-laws. Here is a look at what they talked about and who Shriver is.

Who is Maria Shriver from Today?

Maria Shriver was on Today With Hoda and Jenna and spoke about some topics in her Social Dilemmas segment of the show. However, it seems that not everyone knows who Maria Shriver is. While she is a former First Lady of California and was married to one of the most famous men in the world, she was also born into political royalty.

Maria Shriver on Today / YouTube

Maria Shriver’s mother is Eunice Kennedy and her father Sargent Shriver. For those who won’t know, Eunice Kennedy is the sister of former United States President John F. Kennedy and former U.S. Senators Bobby Kennedy and Edward Kennedy. As a member of the Kennedy family, she is part of one of the most famed political families in American history.

While she didn’t marry into politics, she ended up there anyway. Maria married actor Arnold Schwarzenegger. While her now ex-husband is best known for movies like The Terminator, he was also the governor of California. However, she is also known for her actions and not just family connections. Her mother Eunice founded the Special Olympics and Maria kept up the charitable work by founding the nonprofit organization The Women’s Alzheimer’s Movement.

What did Maria Shriver talk about on Today?

Maria Shriver spoke to Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager about a very important topic. They talked about opinionated mother-in-laws. As a mother-in-law herself, she explained how she deals with her kids and their marriage. For those who are unaware, Maria is Katherine Schwarzenegger’s mother and Katherine is married to Chris Pratt. The two have a pair of children.

On Today, Maria talked about her role as a mother-in-law. When it comes to Katherine and Chris’ parenting, Maria said “I zip my mouth.” Even if the grandkids are misbehaving or are rude and no one is correcting them, Maria said she still keeps her mouth shut. She also had some advice for mothers who find their mother-in-law is too opinionated.

She said those people should let their mother-in-law know they appreciate everything they do, but that it hurts when their parenting is criticized. However, she did say there is one thing these mothers should never do. She said not to get the other parent involved, because that leads to “estrangement.”

As for her own family, there seem to be no problems at all. While Maria said she keeps her mouth shut, Chris Pratt praises Maria every chance he gets. He calls Maria a “living saint” and said going to her house is like a “retreat.”

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