In the wake of her devastating split from Arnold Schwarzenegger, Shriver is concentrating on providing for her children instead of getting angry, according to People.
Schwarzenegger and Shriver announced their separation in May. Shortly afterwards, Schwarzenegger revealed that he had fathered a secret love child with former housekeeper Mildred Baena.
"While Maria may not have been as angry at Mildred as she was at Arnold, her instinct would be to protect her family," a source said. "Whatever she did in the aftermath was about taking care of her kids, trying to shield them and trying to minimise the repercussions."
Baena recently opened up about her side of the story, stating that Shriver was very kind to her on discovering Baena's dalliances with Schwarzenegger. The housekeeper also insisted that the former California governor is a "good man", expressing her support for the family.
The Terminator actor hired a divorce lawyer to represent him in early June so that the former couple could move forward with negotiations surrounding the split.
Schwarzenegger's film career is currently on hold due to the fallout from the news.