Arnold Schwarzenegger's wife Maria Shriver was dead against his plans to run for California Governor, and burst into tears when he told her.

The TERMINATOR star was only able to convince his journalist spouse to support his aspirations with the help of her mother EUNICE KENNEDY- whose brother was assassinated president John F Kennedy.

He recalls, "We were sitting in the Jacuzzi one day and I said I wanted to run for governor - and she started shaking and crying.

"It was very tough for her, but her mother was in favour of me running, so she talked to Maria and she finally agreed."

13/10/2004 17:29