O'Neal: I Hit on My Own Daughter at Farrah's Funeral

Tatum, sadly, not surprised at this
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Aug 3, 2009 7:53 AM CDT
Tatum O'Neal arrives for the showing of the fall 2009 collection of Cynthia Rowley during Fashion Week, Monday, Feb. 16, 2009, in New York.   (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
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(Newser) – Ryan O’Neal held little back in his Vanity Fair interview, including a story illustrating his “hopeless” parenting: At 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,” he says. “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,” he continues. For her part, Tatum says, “That’s our relationship in a nutshell. 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.”