Shriver gave Philly friend no hint of Schwarzenegger split

Maria Shriver and Arnold Schwarzenegger on their wedding day. (AP Photo/Mike Kullen)

Maria Shriver didn't indicate anything was amiss in her marriage to Arnold Schwarzenegger when she thanked East Falls' Harry Jay Katz, an old friend, for sending the couple a bottle of vinegar that his wife, Debra Renee Cruz, made for their 25th anniversary on April 26.

Katz, who befriended Shriver in the 1970s when she worked for KYW-TV, attended the couple's wedding in Hyannis, Mass.

"Thanks for thinking of us and sending wishes on our special day," Shriver wrote in a letter.

"It was so kind of you to include the recipe in case we want to try our hand at making more."

That seems unlikely as Shriver, a journalist, and Schwarzenegger, former California governor who is getting back into acting, revealed their separation to the Los Angeles Times Monday night.

Read more from our column in Wednesday's Daily News.