Farrah’s painting ‘will stay in family’

Ryan O'Neal

Redmond O’Neal says he will pass on his late mother’s Andy Warhol painting to his children some day.

Redmond and his father Ryan O’Neal fought to keep the painting after the University of Texas said Farrah Fawcett gifted it to them.

After winning the court battle, Redmond has the painting hanging on his bedroom wall and says it will never leave their family.

“When I have kids one day, I’ll pass it on to them and it’ll just keep passing,” he told Extra.

“I’m very proud of him,” added Ryan. “I know his mother was there for him and helped him jump some hurdles, and now I’ve got him and he’s exactly what I wanted. There’s a lot of his mother in him, so it’s almost as if she’s around.”

Redmond, a recovering drug addict, was arrested in 2011 after police found heroin in his car. He was subsequently released from prison in October 2012 after completing a one-year in-patient treatment program.

The 29-year-old opened up about dealing with Farrah’s death, and how he found out about it. Redmond says he is thankful that his mother didn’t know he was in jail when she passed away.

“One minute she was alive and well, everything was good, and the bam! My dad was telling me she died… I was in jail at the time,” he revealed. “I didn’t even get to say bye to her. For the last four months she was living, I didn’t even get to talk to her. She was bedridden, incapable of getting on the phone… The good thing is she didn’t know I was in jail. My dad kept that from her.”

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