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Farrah Fawcett's relationship with Ryan O'Neal ended when Farrah Fawcett died on June 25, 2009. They had been dating for 8.6 years.

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Farrah Fawcett

Entertainment - Actress

Why Famous: Charlie's Angels

Age: 62 (2/2/1947 - 6/25/2009)

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Ryan O'Neal

Entertainment - Actor

Why Famous: Love Story

Age: 75 (b. 4/20/1941)

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Relationship Timeline

Event Start Date Length
Dating 2001 8.6 years
Deceased 6/25/2009 --
 Total8.6 years

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Children of this Relationship

Name Born Age Gender Type
Redmond James01/30/198531 yrs.MaleBiological

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Affairs

NameCheaterDateDetails
Greg LottFarrah Fawcett2000View

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Where and/or how did Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal meet?

Farrah was married to the tv star, Lee Majors (a close friend of Ryan's), when he met her.

Why did Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal break up?

Ryan and Farrah had many relationship problems through the years. Some were over Ryan's fear of marriage. But, many were reportedly over Ryan's parenting skills and Farrah's belief that he was responsible for many of Redmond's now infamous problems with drugs.

Other Relationship Information about Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal:

Ryan and Farrah co-starred in several t.v. movies together.

They began a relationship (denying an affair during marriage) that was on and off again over the next two decades. They began to live together in the early 80's. But it was not until Ryan's battle with leukemia and Farrah's battle with cancer that their relationship became solid and persevered. They had plans to marry the week of her passing. Ryan was at her bedside for her final moments.

In the end, they were both secure in their relationship and finally had plans to marry. Farrah died before the wedding vows could take place. Ryan was at her side during her battle with cancer and at her bedside as she passed away.

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Classic Quotes by Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O'Neal about their relationship:

"It's a love story. I just don't know how to play this one. I won't know this world without her. Cancer is an insidious enemy." Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"She stays in bed now. The doctors see that she is comfortable. Farrah is on IVs, but some of that is for nourishment. The treatment has pretty much ended." Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"Farrah was devastated. It was horrible, terrible news." Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"They really didn't know what to do in the States," says O'Neal. We had great promise. There were times when there seemed to be positive results. Farrah was even playing tennis." Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"At about the halfway point in our trips the news started to get darker and darker and darker. The hope started to fade. But not for Farrah. She continued fighting. There was always a courage there, and a quiet dignity. Farrah never changed. I fell in love with her all over again because of how she handled this." Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"Fawcett now spends her days at home, often asleep. "She stays in bed. It's a nice bed." Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"Farrah doesn't know Redmond's in trouble. And Redmond is terrified for his mother. 'I don't want to be in jail and have some guard tell me she is gone,' he said to me. I told him, 'She's rebounding.' I lied to him. I lie to her. It's the best thing." Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"The hair is gone. Her famous hair. I have it at home. She didn't care. I rub her head. It's kind of fun, actually, this great, tiny little head. How she carried all that hair I'll never know. She doesn't have a vanity about it." Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"I can't hear a song, I can't pass places that we were together, without being stabbed in the heart. A week ago Farrah said to me, 'Am I going to make it?' I said, 'Yes, you'll make it. And if you don't, I'll go with you.' Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"Farrah has never, ever talked about how unfair it is. But I've thought about it. She may have thought to herself that she had been chosen to do this, that some higher power had put her in this situation. Because then there would be something positive to come out of it. And maybe that's true. But I'm just not so sure it's something positive for Farrah." Ryan O'Neal 5/7/2009
"She's gone. She now belongs to the ages. She's now with he mother and sister and her God. I loved her with all my heart. I will miss her so very, very much. She was in and out of consciousness. I talked to her all through the night. I told her how very much I loved her. She's in a better place now." Farrah Fawcett 6/25/2009
"[Redmond told her] how much he loved her and asked her to please forgive him [and] that he was so very, very sorry. Farrah Fawcett 6/25/2009
"Farrah's gone." Ryan O'Neal 6/25/2009
"I'm using what she taught me to survive, to go on. I have launched into this massive job of answering the mail that has come in for her over the last few weeks. Hundreds and hundreds of letters of pain and sorrow and hope. I'm answering every one of them. That's my life now." Ryan O'Neal

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