Is Frank Sinatra Ronan Farrow’s dad? A Sinatra pal says no

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Frank Sinatra’s latest biographer says the late singer can’t be Ronan Farrow’s organic father as a result of former spouses Sinatra and Mia Farrow couldn’t have labored out the logistics across the time of conception.

“Over time, there’s been a number of gossip about Frank’s presumably being Ronan’s secret organic father — rumors that I imagine I’m ready to tamp down, if not put to relaxation,” Tony Oppedisano writes in “Sinatra and Me: Within the Wee Small Hours,” which got here out Tuesday.

Ronan Farrow was born Satchel Ronan O’Sullivan Farrow in December 1987, greater than 20 years after Ol’ Blue Eyes served the actress with divorce papers to finish their 16-month marriage. From 1980 to 1992, Mia Farrow was in a relationship with Woody Allen, Ronan Farrow’s authorized father. Farrow and Allen break up after the director pursued a relationship with stepdaughter Quickly-Yi Previn.

However there was buzz over time that Ronan was actually Frank’s son, as Sinatra and Mia Farrow continued their friendship lengthy after their break up. Additionally, Ronan, now an award-winning journalist, has the identical vibrant blue eyes because the singer — and the actress.

Oppedisano, who grew to become Sinatra’s pal in his early 20s and was later his finest buddy and street supervisor, mentioned the artist had emergency diverticulitis surgical procedure in late `1986 and was left sporting a colostomy bag throughout restoration. That bag was changed by one other, he writes, after one other hospitalization in February 1987.

By the creator’s calculations, conception would have needed to happen between March and early April 1987. Sinatra, nevertheless, was at dwelling with fourth spouse Barbara, recovering, all throughout that point, aside from a brief journey to Vegas for reveals April 3-6. Then, with Barbara, he went on a tour that began April 12 and included reveals in Chicago, Boston and Atlantic Metropolis, N.J.

“All through this time, Frank needed to proceed sporting the colostomy bag,” Oppedisano writes. “As for Mia, all through March and April of 1987, she was capturing a film referred to as ‘September’ that Woody was directing on location at their dwelling in Connecticut.”

“September” got here out Dec. 18, 1987, a day earlier than Ronan Farrow was born.

Oppedisano posits solely two methods the previous spouses may have linked throughout that interval: “Both Mia made a secret journey to shack up with Frank in his California dwelling with Barbara current, or Frank, sporting his all the time romantic colostomy bag, made a rapid secret journey to Connecticut between his Atlantic Metropolis performances to rendezvous with Mia.”

He holds out one last commentary: “If Ronan had been Frank’s son, Frank would have acknowledged him. There’s no manner he would have denied Ronan if there’d been any chance Ronan was his. Frank adored his kids, all of them.”

That mentioned, Oppedisano later famous a gathering he says he organized between Mia Farrow and Sinatra in 1992, when he created a diversion so the safety staff wouldn’t be capable of inform Barbara Sinatra about their hotel-room interplay. Regardless of their break up, Mia Farrow and Sinatra remained associates till the singer’s demise.

“[W]hen the information of Woody Allen’s sexual relationship together with his stepdaughter hit the information,” Oppedisano writes, “Frank instantly reached out to Mia to supply his help, whether or not or not it’s monetary help or a sympathetic ear.”

In the meantime, Mia Farrow advised Vainness Truthful in 2013 that Ronan was “presumably” Sinatra’s son and that Sinatra was the nice love of her life. Ronan Farrow attended the singer’s funeral in 1998 together with his mom.

“He’s a giant a part of us, and we’re blessed to have him in our lives,” Frank Sinatra’s daughter Nancy Sinatra mentioned of Ronan Farrow in that very same article, including that she and Mia Farrow “have been like sisters. … We’re household and can all the time be.”

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