Farrah Fawcett And Ryan O’Neal’s Love Endured For 30 Years, But Their Romance Had A Tragic Ending

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Back in her heyday, Charlie’s Angels star Farrah Fawcett was a popular pin-up. In fact, her famous red swimsuit photo even apparently became the highest-selling poster of all time, finding a place on millions of bedroom walls. Yet while those who bought the print may have fantasized about Fawcett someday becoming their girlfriend, the actress herself only had eyes for one man.

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That man, of course, is Ryan O’Neal. He made a name for himself in the 1960s and ’70s, performing on the popular soap opera Peyton Place and even earning an Oscar nod for his role in 1970’s Love Story. However, O’Neal’s own romantic life was seemingly a complicated one. And in later years he admitted to the media that he had some big regrets concerning his relationship with Fawcett.

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But despite all the problems and issues in Fawcett and O’Neal’s union — not least the fact that it started with infidelity — the lovers always seemed to return to each other. The stars even had a child together, although they never got married. Yet while the pair may have exchanged vows eventually, fate intervened in a terrible way before that ever came to pass.

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