Shriver doesn't discuss scandal at Winfrey taping

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Maria Shriver appears with Oprah Winfrey during a star-studded double-taping of "Surprise Oprah! A Farewell Spectacular," Tuesday, May 17, 2011, in Chicago. "The Oprah Winfrey Show" is ending its run May 25, after 25 years, and millions of her fans around the globe are waiting to see how she will close out a show that spawned a media empire. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)

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Maria Shriver didn't address revelations that her husband fathered a child with another woman when she appeared at Oprah Winfrey's farewell show on Tuesday.

Shriver, the TV journalist and Kennedy heiress, walked onstage wearing a sparkly blue dress with Winfrey's best friend Gayle King. Earlier in the day it was revealed her husband, Arnold Schwarzenegger, fathered a child with a woman on his household staff more than a decade ago.

In a statement Shriver called it a "painful and heartbreaking time." Last week, Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced they had separated.

But on Tuesday evening Shriver focused on Winfrey.

"You have given me love, support, wisdom and most of all the truth," Shriver said to applause as Winfrey responded, "the truth."

Shriver highlighted Winfrey's efforts at spreading education.

"You've believed in others so they could believe in themselves and most importantly you've taught young women and men to focus on learning everything they can," Shriver said.

Shriver appeared on the second of two star-studded episodes taped at the United Center. It is scheduled to air May 24.

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