Tuesday, June 18, 2013
Finally, some good news for Ryan O'Neal -- he is not a father again at 71. A paternity test proves that the Love Story actor did not knock up Jessica Zellars after all. The woman was adamant that her four-month-old son was the result of a brief fling with the failed OWN reality star. From the get-go, O'Neal's rep Arnold Robinson disputed the woman's allegations as "false" and "ridiculous." In fact, he claims O'Neal never even shagged Zellars. And he was definitely half right. The results don't lie -- O' Neal is not the baby's daddy. Robinson tells Radaronline.com, "As we stated when this allegation was initially made, Mr. O'Neal never had sex with this woman, and we feel completely vindicated." The timing couldn't be better. It seems like just yesterday that when asked by Matt Lauer if he was a bad parent, O'Neal admitted, "I suppose I was." (It was actually Tuesday). For the record, son Griffin is currently in jail for a drug-fueled car crash. Daughter Tatum is reportedly still struggling after being released from rehab recently. And son Redmond remains in a treatment facility for heroin addiction. O'Neal pointed to the fact that he had never been "trained" to be a parent. He added, "these aren't children ... they have to take hold of their own existences." O'Neal is currently on tour promoting his book Both of Us: My Life with Farrah.