At an Israeli Independence Day event in Los Angeles, Arnold Schwarzenegger made his first public statement on his separation from Maria Shriver Tuesday night.

The Associated Press reported that he announced they still love each other.

He also said, “I just talked to Maria an hour ago before I came here and we both were saying the same thing, we are amazed and extremely blessed to be surrounded by so many wonderful people.”

He added, “We both love each other very much, we are very fortunate we have four extraordinary children and we’re taking it one day at a time.”

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Eiko Watanabe is a Blast staff writer in New York

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