Tatum O’Neal, 59, shares rare snap with dad, Ryan O’Neal, in honor of his 82nd birthday
Tatum O’Neal gave fans an inside glimpse of her family when she shared a photo of herself with her dad, Ryan O’Neal on his 82nd birthday.
“Happy birthday dad I love you,” the 59-year-old Oscar-winner captioned the post, which showed her sitting side by side on a bed holding her little gray dog.
In the photo, the proud dad puts one hand on his daughter’s shoulder as she wraps her arm around his.
She was wearing a beige blouse with colorful vertical stripes and matching pants.
An Andy Warhol print of Ryan’s longtime love Farrah Fawcett hung above the bed and a bar cabinet appeared behind it.
BIRTHDAY BORN: Tatum O’Neal, 59, gave fans an inside glimpse of her family when she shared a photo of her with her dad, Ryan O’Neal on his 82nd birthday.
Throwback photo: father and daughter sitting on the bed. He was wearing a white shirt and brown pants while she was wearing a striped shirt and pants. The Oscar winner hugged a little gray dog
The late Charlie’s Angels star and the Paper Moon actor were together for decades before she passed away in 2009 after a long battle with anal cancer.
They began dating in 1979 and separated in 1997 after he had an affair. The couple got back together in 2001 and were together until her death at the age of 62.
Farrah was still married to Lee Majors, star of the hit show The Six Million Dollar Man, when she and Ryan met in 1979 and fell in love.
“There was never a day that I didn’t love him,” Ryan admitted in an interview. the people in 2019.
As fate would have it, the couple’s strong attraction to each other was sealed when Lee asked Ryan to check up on his wife while he was away from filming.
The love story actor and pinup girl became one of Hollywood’s hottest couples, which included welcoming son Redmond in 1985.
Farah and Ryan split in 1997 after 18 years together, but reconciled four years later when the actress took care of Ryan after he was diagnosed with leukemia.
The tables were turned in 2006 when Farah was diagnosed with anal cancer.
Art: Andy Warhol’s print of Ryan’s longtime love, Farrah Fawcett hung above the bed and a bar cabinet was visible behind it
Oldest child: Tatum is the eldest and only child of Ryan’s four children
Ryan was at Farrah’s bedside during her final weeks in the hospital, where he finally proposed marriage.
I think they would have married if she had succeeded because he asked her to marry him in the hospital and she said yes. But it took a turn for the worse, Farrah’s friend Alana Stewart told People.
The two had a deep bond and deep love. No matter what they went through, ups and downs, he was the person she wanted by her side.
Farah died while O’Neill held her hand on June 25, 2009.
Oscar winner: Tatum is the youngest person ever to win an Academy Award, winning at the age of 10 for her performance as Addie Loggins in 1973’s Paper Moon opposite her father
Siblings: Tatum and Griffin O’Neal from Ryan’s first marriage to Joanne Moore, he had Patrick O’Neal with Lee Taylor Young and Redmond Fawcett O’Neal with Farrah Fawcett
Their relationship has been described as tumultuous at times, in part due to Ryan’s reputation as a ladies’ man and his sometimes volatile behaviour.
But still, their attractiveness and bond cannot be denied.
In January, Ryan’s younger brother Kevin O’Neal passed away at the age of 77 from natural causes.
He passed away in his sleep at his home in Thousand Oaks, Calif., according to Ryan athlete’s son Patrick, 55.