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Arnold Schwarzenegger: Maria Shriver and I 'Get Along Really Well' (VIDEO)

Posted: Updated: 05/21/2012 11:40 pm

In an interview with "Entertainment Tonight" airing Monday, Arnold Schwarzenegger dishes about co-parenting with ex Maria Shriver.

"We get along really well. We have a great time raising the kids together," the former California governor told Christina McLarty on the set of his upcoming film, "The Tomb."

"The most important thing is that the kids are doing well, and Maria always has been an extraordinary mother and always has worked with the kids very closely," he said. "I was always more off working and being on location and she was doing the work. Together, we always were a good team in that."

It's not the first time Schwarzenegger has complimented Shriver on her parenting skills. In a March 2012 interview with"Extra's" Mario Lopez, the 64-year-old action star called Shriver a "terrific mother," adding, "We work together even though we're going through a divorce... we make sure that the kids grow up to be really good human beings."

Shriver filed for divorce in July 2011, nearly two months after revelations emerged that Schwarzenegger had fathered a child with former household staffer Mildred Baena.

Despite reconciliation rumors -- the New York Post reported in March that Schwarzenegger and Shriver had been attending couples counseling -- sources told TMZ in April that Schwarzenegger had made "peace with the likely end of his marriage." The couple got married in April 1986 and have four children together.

Click the video above to hear what else Schwarzenegger had to say about family life and tune into "ET" tonight for the full interview.

Below, highlights from their 25 years of marriage.

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  • Wedding

    In an April 25, 1986 file photo Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger poses with his bride Maria Shriver following their wedding ceremony in Hyannis, Mass. (AP Photo/file)

  • "Batman And Robin" Premiere

    Batman and Robin actor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, arrives with his wife, Maria Shriver, at Mann's Village and Bruin Theater for the world premier of Batman and Robin 12 June in Los Angeles. (HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images/June 12, 1997)

  • 70th Annual Academy Awards

    Actor Arnold Schwarzenegger (L) and his wife reporter Maria Shriver (R) arrive for the 70th Annual Academy Awards 23 March in Los Angeles, CA. (HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images/March 24, 1998)

  • Arnold Schwarzenegger's Mom's Funeral

    Austrian born actor Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, accompanied by his wife Maria Shriver, left, follow the coffin of his mother Aurelia Schwarzenegger, Wednesday August 5 1998 in his hometown Weiz in southern Austria. Aurelia died Sunday August 2, of a heart attack. (AP Photo/Helge O. Sommer/August 5, 1998)

  • Memorial Mass For John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver leave a reception at the Sacred Heart Convent School following a memorial Mass for John F. Kennedy Jr. and Carolyn Bessette Kennedy in New York Friday, July 23, 1999. (AP Photo/Suzanne Plunkett/July 23, 1999)

  • Premiere of "The 6th Day"

    Austrian-born US actor Arnold Schwarzenegger arrives at the premiere of his new film 'The 6th Day' with his wife Maria Shriver in Los Angeles, 13 November 2000. (LUCY NICHOLSON/AFP/Getty Images/November 13, 2000)

  • 60th Golden Globes

    Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver at the 60th Golden Globes at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, Ca. Sunday, Jan. 19, 2003. Photo by Kevin Winter/ImageDirect.

  • "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" Premiere

    Arnold Schwarzenegger, right, and his wife Maria Shriver, pose for photographers at the world premiere of "Terminator 3: Rise of the Machines" in the Westwood section of Los Angeles, Monday, June 30, 2003. (AP Photo/Chris Pizzello)

  • Applying To Run For Governor

    Clerk Tanya Ramirez laughs as Arnold Schwarzenegger files his papers to run for governor of California as his wife Maria Shriver looks on at the Los Angeles County Hall of Records office in Norwalk, Calif., Saturday, Aug. 9, 2003. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • Opening of Schwarzenegger for Governor volunteer headquarters

    Arnold Schwarzenegger kisses his wife Maria Shriver after he officially opened the Schwarzenegger for Governor volunteer headquarters at its opening night party in Santa Monica Sept. 5, 2003. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)

  • Appearing On "The Oprah Winfrey Show"

    In this handout photo, actor and California gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver appear live on 'The Oprah Winfrey Show's' season premiere September 15, 2003 in Chicago, Illinois. It is their first interview together as a couple since he announced his bid for governor of California. (Photo by George Burns/Harpo Productions via Getty Images/September 13, 2003)

  • On the Campaign Trail

    Republican gubernatorial candidate Arnold Schwarzenegger kisses his wife Maria Shriver during a rally at P-R Farms October 4, 2003 in Clovis, California. Schwarzenegger continues on his four-day bus tour through California that began in San Diego and ends in Sacramento. There are six buses in the tour, all named after Schwarzenegger films. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/October 4, 2003)

  • Celebrating Gubernatorial Victory

    Republican Arnold Schwarzenegger is joined by wife Maria Shriver as he celebrates his victory in the California gubernatorial recall election in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Oct. 7, 2003. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

  • Taking Oath

    Arnold Schwarzenegger kisses his wife Maria Shriver after he took the oath of office as California's 38th governor on the steps of the Capitol in Sacramento, Monday, Nov. 17, 2003. (AP Photo/Eric Risberg)

  • Special Election

    Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger looks over at his wife Maria Shriver as he speaks during his election night party in Los Angeles, Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2005. The fifth statewide special election in state history pits the Republican actor-turned-governor against two of California's dominant political forces, labor unions and the Democrats who control both houses of the Legislature. (AP Photo/Kevork Djansezian)

  • Watching Election Returns

    Calif. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, third from left, is joined from left by daughter Catherine, 16, mother-in-law Eunice Shriver, wife Maria Shriver, son Patrick, 13, daughter Christina, 15, and son Christopher, 9, as they watch election returns Tuesday, Nov. 7, 2006 in Beverly Hills, Calif. Schwarzenegger defeated Democrat Phil Angelides to claim a second term, capping a yearlong comeback. (AP Photo/Chris Carlson,pool)

  • Re-election Win

    California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger kisses his wife Maria Shriver after being re-elected in the midterm elections during a celebration at the Beverly Hills Hilton hotel, November 7, 2006. Hollywood star Arnold Schwarzenegger won a spectacular election sequel November 7, giving Republicans something to cheer about on a night of Democratic dominance in key non-congressional battles. (GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)

  • Taking Oath--Again

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, left, takes his oath of office as his wife Maria Shriver looks on in Sacramento, Calif, Friday, Jan. 5, 2007. (AP Photo/Steve Yeater)

  • Inaugural Ball

    California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and his wife Maria Shriver looks on at the Governor's Inaugural Ball at the Sacramento Convention Center January 5, 2007 in Sacramento California. Schwarzenegger was sworn-in today for a second term as governor. (Photo by Brian Baer-Pool/Getty Images)

  • Maria Shriver's Women's Conference

    Maria Shriver and Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger walk during Maria Shriver's Women's Conference at the Long Beach Convention Center on October 24, 2010 in Long Beach, California. (Photo by Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images)

  • R. Sargent Shriver's Funeral

    Maria Shriver, right, and her husband, actor and former California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, stand amid family members and other mourners as they leave the funeral Mass for her father, R. Sargent Shriver, at Our Lady of Mercy Catholic church in Potomac, Md., just outside Washington, Saturday, Jan. 22, 2011. Shriver, the man responsible for launching the Peace Corps after marrying into the Kennedy family, died last Tuesday at age 95 after suffering from Alzheimer's disease for years. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

  • Shriver Talks "Transitions"

    On March 28, Shriver wrote on her Facebook page that she was going through a transition. "As you know, transitions are not easy. I'd love to get your advice on how you've handled transitions in your own life," she said in a video posted on YouTube.

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