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Ryan O'Neal

MY FAMILY IS 'FALLING APART'

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

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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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46.

nof    

I just want the dude to do Howard Stern's show - answer all of the charges bought against him - and by Tatum.

1089 days ago
47.

J.T    

What is Redmond's story?? How did he get so screwed up? Maybe Farrah was a lousy mother,unaware of Redmond, as he grew older.Was he neglected by Farrah?She was a light drug user,was she not?(Anybody know)? Poor Ryan is just a plain
narcissist.(aware only of self).What was Redmond's childhood like? Is he mildly autistic?Anybody know about this stuff?Please comment.

1089 days ago
48.

shagrath    

the good thing is him and tatum seem to be back, so thatll help
ryans been through alot, im pulling for him

1089 days ago
49.

jersey    

"We'll come back??" It's not a career Ryan, they're your children and until YOU accept the fact that you're at least half of the problem, you'll never be a family.

1089 days ago
50.

Lydia    

Ryan O'Neal is a disgrace as a father and always has been. All his kids are a mess which says something about his parenting. Tatum, Redmond, Griffin (who hasn't talked to his father in years). They all have had or continue to have serious problems with drugs, alcohol, depression and much more. Cancel that stupid reality show he has with Tatum and stop giving him any publicity.

1089 days ago
51.

Joanne    

Redmond should be embarrassed to say the least, what a disappointment he is to his mother's memory. What is it going to take for him to get his act together?

1089 days ago
52.

Kabala    

What a loser Ryan O'Neal is. At one time he had the world on a string and the cause of his family problems is him.

1089 days ago
53.

Moi    

His son, Patrick, is not a mess. He has stayed out of the limelight, and he has two children with Rebecca DeMornay. Therefore, not all of his children are mess like one poster stated.

1089 days ago
54.

SeannyMB    

Ryan O'Neal is a disgusting piece of trash

1089 days ago
55.

My New Name    

Ryan, your family is falling apart because you are the worst parent EVER and you are a complete TOOL. The whole world has been telling you that for years now and you NEVER CHANGE.

Now you see how who YOU are is playing out as tragedy in your children's lives. THIS is what is meant by the phrase that the "father's sins will be visited upon the child."

People often think that it unfairly means that a child should have to answer for his or her father's sins. No. Not at all. THIS is what it means - this is how a father's sins are visited upon the child, Ryan.

Well done, Ryan. Well done.

1089 days ago
56.

dee    

I know alot of families are messed up like his but they got the money to fix it but guess it didn,t work so just deal with it your all doomed.

1089 days ago
57.

OKS    

It makes me sick Ryan and Tatum keep using Farrah to make money off of Farrah's stellar reputation and fame. This bizarre family probably had a big hand in making Farrah sick. She was a good woman with a very strong work ethic and a strict parent. She had to fight Ryan every step of the way in trying to help her son. How much could a woman take? Even Ryan admits he treated her "savagely" and all this after she helped him with his cancer. RIP Farrah. Unfortunately her son will join her soon enough.

1089 days ago
58.

T.J    

What is Redmond's story?How did he get so screwed up?Was Farrah not such a great mother? Does he perhaps have mild autism? He seems really strange.Was Farrah a light drug user?We haven't heard much about his childhood?Would like to hear comments on this?Does anyone know?

1089 days ago
59.

cwc    

Leigh Taylor-Young did the right thing ...She raised Patrick without any help from RYAN! Maybe Ryan should have sent his other three over to Leigh's too.

1089 days ago
60.

John    

You created the mess. Maybe you would have been better of dying in "Love Story" instead of Ali McGraw.

1089 days ago
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