both of us ryan oneal farrah fawcett Ryan O'Neal's 'Both of Us' memoir: Farrah Fawcett was 'delightful, full of childlike warmth'Actor Ryan O’Neal has written a new memoir, titled “Both of Us: My Life with Farrah,” in which he recalls his tumultuous 30-year relationship with actress Farrah Fawcett, beginning when he met her then-husband Lee Majors while visiting his daughter Tatum O’Neal on set in Toronto.

O’Neal shares an excerpt from the book with “The Today Show,” wherein he describes the first time he met Farrah:

He lives farther up the hill near Mulholland on a street called Antelo
Road, which has gates, and there’s this beautiful girl waiting for him.
She’s delightful, full of childlike warmth. There is no pretense or
cattiness about her whatsoever; she’s vibrant and wholesome, refreshing
in this town.

O’Neal also writes about how in the early 1980s, he and Farrah were going to tie the knot, but were thwarted by a flat tire on the way to the church:

Looking back, I can’t help but wonder how my life with this rare woman
might have been different if we had gone through with it that day. Why
didn’t I just fix the damn tire and get us to the church? Instead of
finding a way to follow through with our plans, we let it go. We laughed
about it for years. It wasn’t the hand of God that flattened our tire
that day. It was a lousy shard of glass.

“Both of Us: My Life With Farrah” hits bookshelves and is available for download on Tuesday, May 1.

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