Maria Shriver has been offered more that $15 million as an advance for a tell-all memoir.
Shriver, who filed for divorce from husband Arnold Schwarzenegger on Friday (July 1), is the most sought-after person in the book world, right now. A top publishing exec estimates Shriver could easily get a book advance of more than $15 million.
That amount would break the all-time record of $15 million advance for former U.S. president Bill Clinton’s memoir, ‘My Life.’
Shriver is already the author of six best-selling books, including ‘And One More Thing Before You Go’ and ‘What’s Happening to Grandpa?’
But should Shriver decide to write a tell-all about her life, from growing up a Kennedy, her marriage to Arnold Schwarzenegger, his reported and alleged extramarital affairs and love child, the book could set all sorts of sales records.
As of now, there are no indications if Shriver would be interested in telling her story, but that has not stopped book publishers from putting offers to the former First Lady of California.
Maria Shriver filed for divorce six weeks after Schwarzenegger publicly acknowledged that he fathered a child with the family’s former housekeeper, Mildred Baena.
In her divorce petition, she cites “irreconcilable differences” as the cause for divorce.