Maria Shriver insisted her husband Arnold Schwarzenegger had a private family phone line installed in his office when he became California Governor - because his son was struggling to get hold of him.

Shriver was horrified when her son PATRICK told her he had even tried to contact his father via the major political powers in Washington DC when he couldn't reach the action man.

She says, "My son was saying, 'I can't get daddy, I can't get through.' I called the Capitol and said I wanna speak to Arnold Schwarzenegger, and they hung up on me.'"

29/04/2004 13:39