Arnold Schwarzenegger: I'm "Back" Post-Split

Celebrity News Aug. 6, 2011 AT 11:15AM
Arnold Schwarzenegger: I'm "Back" Post-Split Credit: Jason Merritt/Getty Images

To Arnold Schwarzenneger, that "I'll be back" line never gets old.

He used it to a receptive crowd in L.A. Thursday during one of his first public addresses since his shocking May split from wife Maria Shriver.

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ABC News reports that the former California governor, 64, got a standing ovation after delivering a speech about state budget woes and political gridlock at the American Chamber of Commerce Executives convention.

Concluding his address -- which also touched upon California workers' compensation laws -- he uttered his trademark line from the Terminator franchise that made him a superstar.

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But the politician will also be "back" in Hollywood; in July he announced he's returning to acting in Last Stand, in which he's star as a border-town sheriff pursuing a drug lord.

Although Schwarzenegger and Shriver, 55, ended their 25-year marriage amid his revelation of a secret love child with former housekeeper Mildred Baena, the soon-to-be ex-spouses banded together last month as their youngest son Christopher, 13, was hospitalized following a serious surfing accident.

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The family -- which also includes son Patrick, 17, and daughters Katherine, 21, and Christina, 19 -- was also all together for a lunch in honor of the patriarch's July 30 birthday.

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