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Ryan O'Neal


8/4/2011 3:45 PM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

Hours after one son was arrested for drug possession on Tuesday, his other son got into a gnarly head-on car accident -- and now, Hollywood legend Ryan O'Neal tells TMZ, his family is "falling apart."

The first son, 26-year-old Redmond O'Neal -- who has a long history with drugs -- pled "not guilty" to  heroin possession and unlawful possession of a firearm this morning ... but Ryan tells us, the kid "has a real problem."

Ryan hasn't seen his other son -- 46-year-old Griffin O'Neal -- in years ... but thankfully, he heard through the grapevine ... Griffin wasn't seriously injured in Tuesday's head-on collision.

All in all, Ryan's still optimistic despite the familial setbacks -- insisting, "We'll come back."


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"he[Ryan] heard through the grapevine ... Griffin wasn't seriously injured in Tuesday's head-on collision."

You know when would be a good time to get back in touch with your estranged son? Hint/Spoiler Alert! NOW would be a good time to get back in touch with your son. Do 'celebrities' need a book of common sense, or the Cliff's Notes version?

1173 days ago


poor guy

1173 days ago

Arcadia Rink    

@Regulator - #Co-sign

1173 days ago


What is really sad is that Ryan does not seem to take any responsibility for the problems his children face. He basically dumped them to chase after Farrah and never did the work a parent has to do to help a child grow and become productive members of society!

1173 days ago


NO, you were the sperm donor, they never had a chance!

1173 days ago


Good God, when is Redmond going to learn ??? He is a convicted felon and on probation,
and he is carrying a firearm in his car, and buying drugs? OMG, how dumb can you
get?? I thought he made a vow to straighten up his life in honor of his mother??

Redmond is a strange fellow. In the reality series of the O'Neal's, he acts painfully shy, hangs his head, and won't give eye contact to anyone. What is the world would make
this guy act so anti-social and hide into a drug world, when he has the likes of Ryan
and Farrah as parents? I just dont get it. There has to be alot of disfunction in this family that we , as viewers, will never know. Ryan ---- you have alot of making up to do with your family Mister, it all falls into your lap

1173 days ago


officially the dad with the most fkd up kids

1173 days ago

Jim in Cali    

Blah,blah,blah. Nobody cares about your family.

1173 days ago

john wayne gacy    

falling leaves from broken
branches of a family tree;

especially when it's branches
are from an unrooted stump ....

1173 days ago

Charles O    

Dang are y'all turning into lepers??? Bummer!

1173 days ago


Lets not forget that Griffin O'Neal killed Francis Ford Coppola's son and only got 18 months probation!

1173 days ago


when was it ever together...youre a lousy most of the crap going on in your kids life is your did drugs with ...partied with them...even tried to pick up your own daughter at Farrahs funeral...and only now you realize your family is falling one to blame but yourself you fat pig of a man!

1173 days ago


Legend??? lmfao! I wouldnt want contact with him either. I remember reading when he beat up Griffin and knocked his teeth out!

1173 days ago

TV Gord    

Michelle is absolutely right. The way Ryan complains on his reality show that his children weren't raised right reminds me of the old joke about the Menendez brothers asking for mercy for killing their parents because they're orphans. He seems completely oblivious to the FACT that his kids are messed up because he was such a poor father!

1173 days ago


C'mon. Tatum was and still is a rotten, spoiled brat beeyotch. Griffin is nothing but trouble and was responsible for the boating accident that killed Francis Ford Coppola's son. Redmond need the kind of help and intervention that I read about online on CNN where you do whatever you have to legally put your kid away and out of reach of drugs for at least a year. Again and again if you have to.

1173 days ago
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