Schwarzenegger still gets on with ex wife

Arnold Schwarzenegger insists he and Maria Shriver still have a "great" relationship.

The 65-year-old action star announced in 2011 his 25-year marriage was over just before revelations surfaced that he had secretly fathered a child with their housekeeper Mildred Baena.

Although he accepts he betrayed his wife and can understand why she wanted to separate from him, Arnold still holds out hope they will get back together in the future because they are so close.

Still friends... Schwarzenegger on good terms with ex-wife (Credit: PA)

Asked if he still believes they will get back together, he said: "Yeah. Yeah, absolutely. Maria and I are still in touch. If you've got kids, you'd better be in touch. But Maria and I have a great relationship.

"We've never had a fight about anything. This affair is just something that was my doing. So we have a good relationship. I think she makes a real effort. We work together on the kids, to raise them together. We talk pretty much every day."

Arnold and Maria have four children, Katherine, 23, Christina, 21, Patrick, 19, and Christopher, 15, and even though his marriage has ended in divorce proceedings the Hollywood icon feels grateful to have even met Maria and had such wonderful kids.

Discussing his life achievements, 'The Tomb' star told Esquire magazine: "In my personal life, I was very fortunate to end up with a terrific woman, to have four extraordinary kids with her. You remember these moments.

"Childbirth, being at the hospital for the first time, the baby coming out. Moments like that."