In an interview Ryan Oâ€™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 â€œI doâ€, they are going to tie the knot twenty nine years after they first started dating.
Ryan said, â€œIâ€™ve asked her to marry me again, and sheâ€™s agreed. We will, as soon as she can, say yes. Maybe we can just nod her head,â€ he said, with a laugh. â€œI promise you, we will. Absolutely.â€
â€œI used to ask her to marry me all the time,â€ Oâ€™Neal said for the interview on 20/20. â€œBut â€¦ it just got to be a joke, you know. We just joked about it.â€
“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 Oâ€™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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