Meet His Four Children and Their Journey Through Fame and Struggles"
Ryan O'Neal had four children across three relationships during his life. Get to know all of them here.
Ryan O’Neal, Oscar nominated star of Love Story and Peyton Place, passed away on December 8, 2023, at the age of 82.
And though he’s best known for his work on-camera, he had a full family life behind the scenes. Across three relationships — two marriages and one epic romance with actress Farrah Fawcett –he welcomed four children.
Honor and a privilege to share time with my dad on his 82nd birthday. 4/20 whoop whoop!! @ryan_o_neal
By the time he passed at the age of 82, he’d also become a grandfather to five. Here’s everything to know about his four children, including Oscar-winning former child actress Tatum O’Neal.
Ryan welcomed his first child, Tatum, on November 5, 1963, with ex-wife, actress Joanna Moore. Tatum and her dad were destined for father-daughter greatness. They’d go on to co-star in Paper Moon, a Great Depression Era film about a con artist and a young girl, in 1974.
Tatum would become the youngest actress ever to win an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress that year. Her father received a nomination, as well. But over the years, their relationship soured amid Tatum’s reported battle with addiction.
In 2011, Ryan and Tatum starred in OWN reality series Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals. She realized at the time that she needed to reconcile with him.
Griffin left Los Angeles in 2007 and now lives near the Mexico border. He’s best known for appearing in films including April Fool’s Day and The Escape Artist, among others.
Patrick O’Neal is the only child of Ryan and his second wife, Leigh Taylor-Young, whom he was married to from 1967-1974. Patrick broke the news of his father's death on Instagram.
On April 20, Patrick took to Instagram again to gush over his dad on his 82nd birthday.
Redmond James Fawcett O’Neal is Ryan’s youngest child. Charlie’s Angels icon Farrah Fawcett and Ryan welcomed him in 1985. Redmond has been involved in a litany of alleged crimes, and spent time in jail and rehab.