Ryan O'Neal Hit on Daughter Tatum at Farrah's Funeral

August 3, 2009 By:
Ryan O'Neal Hit on Daughter Tatum at Farrah's Funeral

Here’s a confession you don’t hear everyday. Ryan O'Neal says he hit on his daughter Tatum O’Neal at Farrah Fawcett’s funeral. He says he didn’t recognize her after years of estrangement.

Ryan tells Vanity Fair in their upcoming September issue, "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. 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."

Tatum says she was weirded out by it, either, saying, "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."

Ryan and Tatum haven’t been close for years now, especially since she wrote her 2004 memoir A Paper Life. Tatum says Ryan "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."

Ryan goes on in the interview to say that he knows he’s not the best father. He says of his kids, "Just look around at my work -- they're either in jail or they should be.”

Sadly, Ryan is probably right about that. But that doesn’t excuse him hitting on his daughter at Farrah’s funeral! What is wrong with this family?!