(NEW YORK) -- Arnold Schwarzenegger and Maria Shriver's oldest child says the past few months, during which her parents separated and the ex-California governor admitted he'd fathered a child with his housekeeper, have been a "difficult time" for her.
In an interview with Harper's Bazaar magazine, Katherine Schwarzenegger says that while she tries "not to care what other people necessarily think," she's appreciative of the support she's received from others on Twitter.
"When my parents announced they were separating, people on Twitter were like, 'Oh, how are you doing?' They said, 'How are you? We love you. We love your family.' And even if it's people you don't know, it's nice to hear people say that," Schwarzenegger, who's 21, said. "So I responded, 'Thank you so much for your support in this difficult time,' which is definitely a difficult time. It made dealing with it so much easier."
Schwarzenegger says she went to London in late May to avoid the scrutiny her family received in the wake of the scandal.
"I just want kind of wanted to go away and realize that it's not as big a deal in other places," she said.
Schwarzenegger says that she has a strong relationship with both of her parents, but she's "always been way closer" to her mother.
She adds, "I'm close to my dad, but they're totally different kinds of relationships."
Shriver, who has four children with Arnold Schwarzenegger, has filed for divorce.
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