In an interview Ryan O’Neal revealed his plans to marry actress Farrah Fawcett, who was diagnosed with an aggressive form of anal cancer back in 2006. Ryan confessed he has asked the 62 year-old actress to marry him many times. As soon as she is well enough to officially say “I do”, they are going to tie the knot twenty nine years after they first started dating.
Ryan said, “I’ve asked her to marry me again, and she’s agreed. We will, as soon as she can, say yes. Maybe we can just nod her head,” he said, with a laugh. “I promise you, we will. Absolutely.”
“I used to ask her to marry me all the time,” O’Neal said for the interview on 20/20. “But … it just got to be a joke, you know. We just joked about it.”
“I know this, that in the last two years I loved her more than I’ve ever loved her – ever,” he told Meredith Vieira. “She’s so much more of a woman … powerful, courageous, fearless and all those adjectives. And I look at her with awe.”
Ryan and Farrah started dating back in 1980, have lived together and have a 24 year-old son Redmond O’Neal, who is now in rehab following previous drug convictions. Farrah was recently hospitalized again and is expect to be released today.
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