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Arnold Schwarzenegger, did you hex Maria Shriver's ranch property?

July 30, 2012|By Danielle Paquette
  • Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver listed one of their California homes for sale in January. No one seems to be buying.
Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver listed one of their California… (Mark Boster / Los Angeles…)

Arnold Schwarzenegger turns 65 today, but Maria Shriver might be the one who needs a birthday present: One of their properties, a sprawling ranch in Carpinteria, reportedly has "bad energy" for Maria, and it just won't sell.

The place has been on the market privately since January, and even though Shriver is reportedly prepared to take a loss on it, no buyer is coming forward. Bummer.

“Maria’s a very spiritual person and she doesn’t want any negativity in her life, especially after everything she went through, so she just wants it gone from her life,” a cosmically concerned source told RadarOnline, adding: “However, they just can’t seem to sell and she’s getting increasingly frustrated — it’s one of her last remaining links to Arnold and she just wants to move on.”

The former governator and now-estranged wife paid $4.7 million for the 25-acre property in the exclusive Rancho Monte Alegre project, The Times reported in 2008, agreeing to a number of restrictions on what could be built there. Now the rustic home is listed at $4.495 million.

Schwarzenegger and Shriver split after it was revealed in May 2011 that he'd fathered a child with a member of their household staff. Shriver filed for divorce that July.

Oh, how the bad energy takes away from the ocean views and riding trails and pleasant floral wallpaper!

Optimists, however, might note that shrinking supply might soon help with demand for such a spread. And as for that supposed icky-vibe infestation? Nothing a little sage-smudging won't fix.


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