In October of 2002, former wild child, Tatum ONeal told Access Hollywood that her relationship with Farrah Fawcett was not a model one, even when her father Ryan ONeal was involved with the star.
I never talked to Farrah, even when she was my step mom, Tatum said at the time.
The Rescue Me star is now singing a different tune about Farrah as Access found out in an exclusive interview. Among the things we discussed? Tatums recent move — reaching out to the 70s icon, currently suffering from a returned bout of cancer.
You dont want anyone to be sick, ONeal told Access. You certainly dont want your brothers mother to be sick with cancer.
She and I had been estranged for a while, Tatum continued, a long time 10 years or so and when I heard that she was sick I made a trip. I was working in San Diego at the time and I made a trip out to LA, drove my car and I visited her.
When Access Hollywoods Maria Menounos pointed out how it took a great deal of courage for the ONeal to reach out to Farah, Tatum said it wasnt as hard as one might have thought.
Well shesa pretty great lady and she’s you know, she is Farrah and I’ve known her a long time so it wasn’t that difficult, she said.
Tatums truce with Farrah however has unearthed emotion.
She was then, dont, Tatum says pausing to fight back tears. She was then doing better but now she’s had this relapse with the cancer and she’s in Europe right now so I don’t know exactly how she’s doing.
Back from Europe and looking strong, Farrah was at Ryan ONeals Malibu beach house yesterday.
We just all pray for her, Tatum said.
For Part 2 of our exclusive with ONeal, tune into Access Hollywood tomorrow or visit AccessHollywood.com.