Ryan Kept Me From Farrah's Deathbed: 'Secret Lover'

'We were blind, crazy in love,' says ex–football player
By Mary Papenfuss,  Newser User
Posted Aug 30, 2009 9:06 AM CDT
Greg Lott has blasted Ryan O'Neal for freezing him out of Farrah Fawcett's life at the end.   (DrHitmanPR)
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(Newser) – One of Farrah Fawcett's first loves says he rekindled an 11-year affair with her but was kept from her death bed by Ryan O'Neal. "We were blind, crazy, in love," said former football player Greg Lott. "Farrah was my best friend and my inspiration. I never got to say goodbye. Ryan shut me out of her life."

O'Neal has categorically denied the accusation. However, Fawcett's son, Redmond O'Neal, said: "I have to thank Greg Lott for loving Farrah the way she deserved to be loved. Ryan was just there for the acclaim."