It’s come to our attention recently that there are quite a few hot Ryans roaming the earth, with their abs and their grills and their Hey Girls and their father-son soccer games and their cute dates with Blake Lively. You know the ones: Lochte, Reynolds, Phillippe, Gosling…and yet there are more who deserve our love! Lesser-known Ryans, Ryans of decades past, Ryans with the last name of Seacrest – how can so many famous men fit under one two-syllable moniker?
We have chosen our favorites for The 10 Hottest Ryans of All Time (hand-picked by VH1-er and Ryan Expert, Kate Spencer) for your viewing pleasure below. They are in order from 10-1 because if there’s one thing these Ryans deserve, it is to be ranked! Onward.
Ho boy. We are not research scientists, but we are going to go ahead and question the science behind this particular theory. During his Piers Morgan interview, Ryan O’Neal blamed Farrah Fawcett’s cancer on his tumultuous family, specifically (and by specifically, we mean by name) daughter Tatum O’Neal. “What bothers me the most is that there was turmoil during my love affair with Farrah. A lot of it caused by my family, by my kids. All of them, but particularly Tatum,” O’Neal told a seemingly stunned Morgan. “I just think, if she had never met us, would she be alive today? Nobody knows what causes cancer. She didn’t smoke. She didn’t drink. She exercised every day and believed in good health. And then we came along.” So basically he’s narrowed the causes of cancer down to cigarettes, drinking, lack of exercise or actress Tatum O’Neal. How would you even test something like that? The woman can only stand next to a cage of lab rats for so long.
The odd part about this (besides, you know, all of it) is the idea that troubled Tatum is especially to blame, when both brother Redmond O’Neal as well as Ryan himself have been repeatedly busted for drug use. “Maybe it’s not true, but it’s possible.” O’Neal admits when Morgan pushes him on his hypothesis, before adding “Sorry Tatum, but you probably know, too.” We look forward to seeing O’Neal’s upcoming findings in the peer-reviewed journal, “Ryan O’Neal’s Journal Of Soul-Crushing Assumptions.”
Redmond O’Neal is back in jail. The troubled son of Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal was on his first 24-hour pass from rehab Dec. 29th when he was picked up on drug charges, according to Radar. Having violated probation—he was arrested along with his father in September 2008, and drugs were found in his room at a treatment center last April—Redmond faces up to six years in prison for his latest crime.
O’Neal was not present in court for a hearing concerning his rehab stint Tuesday, but a written letter requested by the judge was delivered. The contents of O’Neal’s letter to the judge were not revealed. While Fawcett left her $6 million estate to her only son, access to the funds are dependent upon his recovery.
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Though ex-husband Ryan O’Neal may have milked the most publicity out of Farrah Fawcett‘s death, her will suggests another man was closer to her heart. Greg Lott, a college boyfriend who recently revealed the pair had been seeing each other for the last 11 years, was left $100,000 by the Charlie’s Angels actress, according to papers found by Radar. O’Neal, who kept Lott from seeing Fawcett in her final days, calling him “a disgruntled ex-boyfriend from the Sixties,” received nothing.
“I last spoke to Farrah late on the night of April 9 – two-and-a-half months before she died,” Lott told the Daily Mail in August. “I never got to say goodbye to Farrah. Ryan shut me out of her life.” Lott was spotted feuding publicly with O’Neal last month. “They want to control the Farrah myth and that revolves around the great love story between her and Ryan. I just want to tell the truth about my relationship with her and people can make up their own minds.”
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Griffin O’Neal, son of Ryan O’Neal, isn’t done making accusations about his estranged father. Two months after telling Larry King that the elder O’Neal first gave him cocaine at age 11 and enabled his stepbrother Redmond‘s own dependency issues, Griffin is accusing Ryan of having beat both him and late stepmother Farrah Fawcett, breaking her arm in 1983. “My dad went into a rant,” he told The National Enquirer. “Farrah came flying at him to defend herself, he blocked her and, in the process, broke her arm. They spun the truth to protect Ryan. I was there, I saw it happen.” Griffin continues to insist that his father only stayed at Fawcett’s bedside to “make sure he’d be in Farrah’s will.”
Griffin, who was denied entry to Fawcett’s funeral earlier this year, became estranged from his father in 2007 after a violent fight ending with Ryan’s arrest for suspicion of assault. The O’Neal men, who have both been arrested for drug and violence related crimes in years past, accused each other of hitting Griffin’s then-pregnant girlfriend with a fire poker.
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Maybe this explains why Farrah Fawcett didn’t leave anything in her will to her longtime love Ryan O’Neal: Fawcett wasn’t even buried yet and O’Neal hit on a woman at her funeral. And the woman, O’Neal later realized, was his daughter Tatum.
Ryan told Vanity Fair that at Fawcett’s funeral, a blonde woman approached him to give him a hug and, not recognizing her as Tatum, he said, “I had just put the casket in the hearse and I was watching it drive away when a beautiful blond woman comes up and embraces me … I said to her, ‘You have a drink on you? You have a car?’She said ‘Daddy, it’s me – Tatum!’ I was just trying to be funny with a strange Swedish woman, and it’s my daughter. It’s so sick.”
The O’Neals have had a famously turbulent relationship, but we didn’t think they were so estranged that Ryan wouldn’t be able to recognize his own daughter. On the other hand, good thing it wasn’t actually some strange Swedish woman he had hit on, the Swedes are so bad at understanding our American funeral pickup rituals. Tatum laughed it off, saying, “That’s our relationship in a nutshell. You make of it what you will. It had been a few years since we’d seen each other and he was always a ladies’ man, a bon vivant.” Ugh, this whole thing is Bad News Bears. [Photo: GettyImages]
Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett was laid to rest last night at the Cathedral of our Lady of Angels in L.A. Attendees at the funeral included her long-time love Ryan O’Neal (far right), Jackie and Joan Collins, Alana Stewart, Marla Maples and former co-star Kate Jackson. Farrah and Ryan’s son Redmond O’Neal was allowed out of jail to attend his mother’s funeral. He’s been inside since April on drugs charges.
Onlookers gathered on the street to watch the hearse, covered in orange and yellow flowers arrive for the private ceremony. The actress lost her long-running battle against cancer last Thursday, aged just 62. [Photos: Splash News Online]
They went on their first date thirty years ago, but now, longtime companions Farrah Fawcett and Ryan O’Neal are set to marry. “I’ve asked her to marry me again, and she’s agreed,” Ryan told Barbara Walters.
Farrah is currently “fighting for her life” while battling cancer, but Ryan insists, “We will, as soon as she can, say yes…Maybe we can just nod her head.”
“I used to ask her to marry me all the time,” Ryan says. “But…it got to be a joke, you know, we just joked about it.” But this time they are not kidding. “I promise you, we will, absolutely.” [Source: ABC; Photo: Getty Images]
Farrah Fawcett‘s health is supposedly deteriorating quickly, as cancer continues to ravage her body. The Charlie’s Angels star has been battling anal cancer for two years and a half, and she’s documented her struggle in a new documentary airing on NBC this month. Recently, she has stopped all treatment due to the disease spreading into her liver. “She stays in bed now,” reveals her longtime partner Ryan O’Neal. “The doctors see that she is comfortable. Farrah is on IVs, but some of that is for nourishment. The treatment has pretty much ended.”
Radar Online reports that her 91-year-old father is flying to Los Angeles to be with his daughter, and her son Redmond, who is currently in jail on drug charges, was permitted to spend three hours with his mom on April 25th. In the documentary, which Farrah filmed herself, her son is seen “climbing into his sleeping mother’s bed and crying.”
This quote from O’Neal only makes this story that much more heartbreaking. “A week ago Farrah said to me, ‘Am I going to make it?’” he tells People. “I said, ‘Yes, you’ll make it. And if you don’t, I’ll go with you.’” [Photo: WireImage]
Redmond O’Neal, son of Ryan O’Neal and Farrah Fawcett, may be looking at some serious jail time. “Mr. O’Neal was recently discharged from a residential treatment facility after testing positive for meth and because traces of heroin were found in his room,” said a spokesperson for the District Attorney’s office. Due to this infraction, Redmond cannot qualify for treatment instead of imprisonment. While he’s yet to be tried for his recent heroin arrest, he will be sentenced for breaking probation on April 17—and could receive up to three years for that crime alone.
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