Now, this is just classy! Ryan O’Neal has been so estranged from his daughter Tatum O’Neal that he actually hit on her at Farrah Fawcett’s funeral. Read more on this story below.
Ryan O’Neal revealed how he tried to come onto his own daughter… while at his longtime companion, Farrah Fawcett’s funeral.
“I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blonde woman comes up and embraces me,” Ryan tells the September issue of Vanity Fair. “I said to her, ‘You have a drink on you? You have a car?’ She said, ‘Daddy, it’s me–Tatum!’ I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it’s my daughter. It’s so sick.”
But daughter Taum said she wasn’t that creeped out by her father.
“That’s our relationship in a nutshell,” says the actress, who won an Oscar at age 10 for starring with her father in Paper Moon. “You make of it what you will. It had been a few years since we’d seen each other, and he was always a ladies’ man, a bon vivant.”
Tatum has struggled with addiction growing up and hadn’t spoken to her father in years. She wrote a memoir in 2004 called “A Paper Life” detailing their family relationship.
“She wrote a book–b***!” Ryan recalls thinking. “How dare she throw our laundry in the street for money!…
Tatum says her father “has every right to be angry about the book; no parent wants to hear their kid saying s**** things about them… But what I wrote in the book was true. I’ve got a battle with drugs, but I’m a strong, independent person, and I fight for myself, and my father and I butt heads.”
“When I was 16 years old, he and Farrah moved in together, and after that I saw my dad periodically, and that took a long time for me to get over,” she says. “Would I do that to my kids? No, but I don’t think Farrah was responsible for that. I truly thought Farrah was inspirational and beautiful and kind. Anyway, it’s past; I’ve moved on. I’m older now, and I forgive him.”
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