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John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal's Son Arrested for Drugs

John McEnroe and Tatum O'Neal's Son Kevin Arrested for Drug Possession

Originally posted 07/16/2014 06:00PM

Kevin McEnroe, the oldest son of tennis champ John McEnroe and his ex-wife, actress Tatum O'Neal, was arrested on drug charges in N.Y.C. on Tuesday.

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Ryan & Tatum O'Neal Reach Out to the Homeless

Originally posted 08/14/2011 11:00AM

Their father-daughter relationship was torn by run-ins with the law and battles with addiction. For a while, they didn't even speak to each other – for 25 years.

But now, two years after Tatum and Ryan O'Neal reconnected following the death of his longtime love, Farrah Fawcett, they were able to put their differences aside – and put on their dancing shoes – to reach out to those in need at the Hollywood Arts Center for homeless and at-risk young adults.

"My dad loves to dance. He's been dancing since I remember," Tatum, 47, says in a preview of the finale of their OWN show, Ryan and Tatum: The O'Neals. "So it was great to see him dance because he's quite a good dancer."

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Ryan O'Neal: Son Never Recovered from Mom Farrah Fawcett's Death

UpdatePosted 08/05/2011 05:30AM

Ryan O'Neal: My Son Never Recovered from Mom Farrah Fawcett's Death

Originally posted 08/04/2011 05:30PM

For Ryan O'Neal, it was a sadly familiar scene: his son Redmond standing before a judge expressing exasperation over Redmond's latest drug-related troubles with the law.

Only this time, it was different. The long-troubled 26-year-old Redmond faces not only a much more severe penalty, including a long prison term, but a new psychological burden.

"He never recovered from the loss of his mother," Ryan told PEOPLE Thursday outside the Los Angeles Superior Court after Redmond pleaded not guilty to two charges, felony possession of heroin and being a felon in possession of a handgun.

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O'Neal Family Commemorates Anniversary of Farrah Fawcett's Passing

O'Neal Family Commemorates Anniversary of Farrah Fawcett's Passing

Originally posted 06/26/2010 04:30PM

Ryan, Tatum and Redmond O’Neal commemorated the one year anniversary of the death of Farrah Fawcett Friday by visiting the actress’ Los Angeles gravesite.

Redmond, Fawcett’s 25-year-old son, was on a day pass from a sober living facility where he is undergoing court-ordered drug rehab.

"I saw my mom’s gravesite for the first time today," Redmond told PEOPLE at a private gathering Friday evening to celebrate the opening of The Farrah Fawcett Foundation, founded to promote funding for alternative methods of cancer research. "I miss my mother so much. I’m glad she’s not suffering anymore. I know she’s looking down on us."

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QUOTED: Tatum O'Neal 'Deeply Saddened' by Oscars' Farrah Snub | Farrah Fawcett, Tatum O'Neal

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QUOTED: Tatum O'Neal 'Deeply Saddened' by Oscars' Farrah Fawcett Snub

Originally posted 03/09/2010 07:00PM

"On behalf of myself, my father Ryan O’Neal and my entire family, we are deeply saddened that a truly beautiful and talented actress Farrah Fawcett was not included in the memorial montage during the 82nd Academy Awards. We are bereft with this exclusion of such an international icon who inspired so many for so many reasons. Beautiful, talented Farrah will never be forgotten by her family and amazing fans."

• Tatum O'Neal.

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Griffin O'Neal Speaks Out About Family's Troubles

Griffin O'Neal Speaks Out About Family's Troubles

Originally posted 09/24/2008 08:10AM

The drug arrests of Ryan O'Neal and his 23-year-old son Redmond at their Malibu home are just the latest chapter in a tragic saga, the actor's other son Griffin O'Neal tells PEOPLE.

"It's a very screwed-up family," says Griffin, 43. "If you want to be emotionally healthy and strong, you've got to get out .... It's a truly sad situation."

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Tatum O'Neal Speaks Out about Ryan and Redmond's Drug Arrests

UpdatePosted 09/18/2008 02:50PM

Tatum O'Neal Speaks Out about Ryan and Redmond's Drug Arrests

Originally posted 09/18/2008 12:55PM

Tatum O'Neal is worried about her father and half-brother after they were arrested for drug possession, the Oscar winner tells PEOPLE exclusively.

"I'm really worried about Redmond," the actress, 44, said Thursday. "I want them both to get better and get the help they need – especially my brother."

Tatum was herself arrested in New York on June 1 for trying to buy cocaine (she eventually pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct).

"[Addiction] runs in families. It's a disease," she adds. "I'm praying for both of them. I'm praying for my whole family. I hope Red will get treatment. That's what he needs. There is hope for Redmond. He deserves to have the life a [young man] – going to school, hanging out with friends, getting a job. I wish the best for him.”

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Tatum O'Neal Tells Oprah, 'I Was Close to Relapsing' | Tatum O'Neal

Tatum O'Neal Tells Oprah, 'I Was Close to Relapsing'

Originally posted 09/11/2008 05:55PM

In her first in-depth TV interview since her drug bust earlier this year, Tatum O'Neal tells Oprah Winfrey she was embarrassed and humiliated.

"There's no good way to talk about what happened to me," the Oscar winner, 44, confides on The Oprah Winfrey Show set to air Friday, Sept. 12.

"I can't explain it, except that I know what I can do today to make it better for myself," says O'Neal, "

After struggling for years with cocaine and heroin addiction, O'Neal was arrested by police in June for allegedly purchasing two bags of cocaine from a dealer near her Manhattan home.

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Tatum O'Neal 'Relieved' to Avoid Jail Time | Tatum O'Neal

Tatum O'Neal 'Relieved' to Avoid Jail Time

Originally posted 07/07/2008 05:00PM

Now that Tatum O'Neal has entered a plea agreement that should see her avoid jail time, she says it's time to focus on what's important: Work, her kids and getting help for her addictions.

"I was relieved by the sentence, and now it's back to my kids, the 12 steps and work," the Paper Moon Oscar winner tells PEOPLE.

O'Neal, 44, pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct after a July 1 arrest in which she allegedly bought cocaine near her Lower Manhattan home.

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Tatum O' Neal Pleads Guilty, May Have Charges Dropped | Tatum O'Neal

Tatum O' Neal Pleads Guilty, May Have Charges Dropped

Originally posted 07/02/2008 12:35PM

Tatum O'Neal has pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct in connection with her June 1 arrest , according to the AP, and will have the charges dropped if she complies with the court's orders.

Manhattan Criminal Court Judge Elisa Koenderman ordered O'Neal, 44, to spend two half-day sessions in a drug treatment program and pay a $95 fee. If O'Neal meets those conditions before her next court appearance on Sept. 4, the case will be dismissed. A source close to O'Neal tells PEOPLE the actress is relieved: "She's doing really well. She's glad it's over."

O'Neal was arrested on June 1 for allegedly buying cocaine near her home. "I was trying to relapse," O'Neal, who has struggled with drugs and alcohol for decades, told PEOPLE recently of the incident. "I made a giant, horrible mistake that I regret and feel really ashamed and embarrassed about. I take full responsibility."

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