Nancy Sinatra: Ronan Farrow’s alleged Sinatra paternity is ‘nonsense’

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Ronan Farrow’s paternity bingo continues! Yesterday, we discussed how Frank Sinatra’s daughter Nancy said that there’s no way Ronan Farrow could be Frank’s son. Nancy believes that Frank had already gotten a vasectomy by the time Mia Farrow conceived Ronan. All we really have to go on is Mia’s word and Nancy’s word. Mia told Vanity Fair a few years ago that she was sleeping with Frank at the same time as Woody Allen, and Nancy says Frank is not the father (and Billie Jean is not my lover). Well, Nancy is still talking. She gave an interview to CBS Sunday Morning where she talks in greater detail about Ronan’s paternity bingo.

“Mia’s son? Oh, nonsense,” Nancy Jr. told CBS Sunday Morning. “He would just laugh it off. We didn’t laugh it off because it was affecting my kids, you know. They were being questioned about it and we all knew it was nonsense.”

“I was kind of cranky with Mia for even saying, ‘Possibly,’ she added. “I was cranky with her for saying that because she knew better, you know, she really did. But she was making a joke! And it was taken very serious and was just silly, stupid.”

Nancy Jr. is the daughter of Frank’s first wife, Nancy Barbado. The couple had another daughter, Tina Sintatra, now 66, and son, Frank Sinatra Jr., now 71, who were the crooner’s only known children. Nancy Jr. had told Vanity Fair that that Ronan “is a big part of us, and we are blessed to have him in our lives.” She also said that “from the early days until now, we have been like sisters. My mother is also very fond of her. We are family and will always be.”

Nancy Jr. made similar comments about the actress in her interview with CBS Sunday Morning. “We loved Mia,” she told the outlet. “Mia was one of our…like a sister and we had a good time, Tina and Mia and I did.”

[From E! News]

I know everyone hates on Woody Allen (for good reason), but I’m really starting to wonder if Mia Farrow is as saintly as she would have us believe. I feel like Nancy is telling the truth, that Mia “knew better” than to say Frank was “possibly” Ronan’s biological father. So the question becomes, “Why did Mia say it?” It’s possible to believe that Woody is a piece of crap AND Mia has some issues with the truth.

Here’s the video of Nancy talking about Frank telling his kids that he was marrying Mia Farrow. It sounds like Frank’s kids were close to Mia years ago, but it also sounds like Nancy is kind of pissed that Mia put Ronan’s paternity into question so publicly.

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  1. Babadook says:

    On a side note, am I the only one who’s not even remotely attracted to Ronan Farrow? I’m sure he’s a nice guy, but he looks like a Ken doll to me.

    • Amelia says:

      Ken Doll, that’s perfect.
      He’s pretty, but not actually . . . attractive.
      To me, anyway. I think it’s the serial killer eyes. BCoop’s got competition.

    • Chrissy says:

      No tingles here. It freaks me out that he looks so much like his mum. He’s pretty rather than handsome.

    • pretty says:

      he has a short neck, big face.

    • Boopybette says:

      Because at the end of the day, it is, afterall, about what you are “attracted to.” :-/

      • Anne tommy says:

        He’s too pretty for me too,but I agree, it’s not just his eyes, he just looks very very like frank Sinatra, to the extent that if I’d never heard of Ronan, I would think, gosh , that young man looks like frank Sinatra. It may be sheer coincidence but that seems unlikely.

    • DrMrsTheMonarch says:

      I saw Frank Sinatra once, years and years ago. Ronan doesn’t look like him at all, except the eye color.

      My youngest has the same ice blue eyes, and she isn’t Mr. Sinatra’s child, either.

      • Boopybette says:

        For most of us commenting on the obvious Sinatra resemblance we’re not talking about eye color. It’s his bone structure – brow, eye shape, eye sockets, cheekbones, nose, bridge of nose. They superimposed sinatra’s face with ronan’s face and they matched perfectly. People are blind.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        The eye color is not the same at all but he does look remarkably like Frank, and some of his movements and mannerisms seem to echo Frank, that is not something you can fake. If he is not Frank’s son, it’s an uncanny resemblance.

  2. NewWester says:

    I wonder if some lawyers have been inquiring about getting a piece of the Sinatra fortune for Rowan? Couldn’t a dna test be done to prove it once and for all?

  3. jenn12 says:

    Putting Woody aside, to do that to Ronan- say I’m not sure who your dad is, because I was cheating on him- and to do that to a family she was close to, and to have Woody pay child support for a son that she is saying she knows isn’t his… yeah, that doesn’t put Mia in any kind of good light. He looks like his mother, so who knows what the truth is?

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      Yea, their entire family just seems like a ball of crazy and dysfunction.

    • Dońt kill me i'm french says:

      +1

    • Lilacflowers says:

      He looks like his mother and Andre Previn.

    • Jegede says:

      More than that.
      I doubt Frank Sinatra was even checking for Mia like that.
      He implied there were much better off as friends than lovers.

      Before and during their brief union. Sinatra regularly cheated on her, publicly mocked her and often humiliated her in his act before serving her with divorce papers with a quickness for going against him to work on Rosemary’s Baby.

      Mia’s hatred for Woody has made her rewrite history, and now, the very married septuagenarian Sinatra, was apparently her great love and Prince Charming. *eye roll*

    • Emma - the JP Lover says:

      Wait a minute. First, a little history from someone who was alive and kicking in the 1960′s when Mia Farrow cut her hair, left the HUGE HIT television show “Peyton Place” and married Frank Sinatra while in her early 20′s. Nancy Sinatra is blowing smoke, people. She absolutely hated Mia. There was an awesome fight–that nearly came to nails and hair pulling–one night in the 60′s while Frank, Mia, Nancy, and perhaps one of the other kids were at a club having dinner. It made national news. There was never any love between those two women. But I think Nancy hated Mia more because she was 5-years younger than Nancy.

      • Jegede says:

        They must have made up because Nancy especially has actually spoken very well of Mia through the years.

        In fact Sinatra’s butler George Thomas who wrote a kiss and tell, claimed Mia got on better than expected with his kids, being “children of the 60s” and Farrow used her Hollywood connections to hook them up on dates esp Tina.

        In later years they got closer to Mia, and seemed to have developed their hatred to Sinatra’s now widow the then Barbara Marx.

      • Pinky says:

        @Emma Great scoop! Thanks! (And I’m of the camp that Nancy does believe Ronan is Frank’s, she just didn’t want all that aired publicly. Her prior comments made that pretty clear.)

      • Tessy says:

        That could well have happened and then they made up and got along. It happened to me and my step mother. We fought like crazy at first and now we love each other and are best of friends.

  4. Allie says:

    I don’t think she should have “possibly” in public, but I think Mia is telling the truth. Just because Frank had a vasectomy doesn’t mean it’s fool proof. And honestly, children don’t always know everything about their parents. You might think you know what your father did, but you don’t, he could have been hiding things from his family.

  5. Esmom says:

    I know Woody is vile but I’ve also never thought Mia was saintly. As for Ronan, I still see a resemblance to Mia and that’s about it. What is the point of all this drama now?

    • Tapioca says:

      Media whores be media-whoring. Just because a young man has a smidgen of intelligence doesn’t mean he won’t stoop to Kardashian-esque stuntery.

      • Boopybette says:

        He’s a journalist, author and Rhodes scholar who worked in gov and in the Clinton administration not to mention had his own news show by 25. Why would he need to do that? https://thenypost.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/ronan5.jpg

      • Ultraviolet says:

        “Why would he need to do that? ” Because he had a TV show coming out at the time. (A show that failed and has since been cancelled) Because he is a media personality who needs all the publicity he can get. And I’m not convinced that his fantastic resume is due solely to his unique brilliance. Would an equally brilliant kid from West Virginia, Nogales or the South Side of Chicago get all the chances Ronan Farrow has recieved?

      • Boopybette says:

        To @ultraviolet

        Yes because some of those ‘kids,’ have shows doing well on msnbc (see maddow, Chris hayes, Ezra klein, etc. – they’re not exactly ancient…they’re young and smart).

        The guy is a journalist and policy wonk he’s not competing to host the next MTV movie awards or be the next Ryan Seacrest. Have you lost all perspective?

        If the kid wanted to be Mario Lopez or Ryan gosling or Robert pattinson, he’d have had a much easier time of it if he’d just gotten an agent and worked his mother’s (or father’s – either one of thems) connections. Don’t be stupid.

        if you think someone who’s chosen serious authorship, news journalism and policy wonking as a career path either WANTS, or is helped by the hollywood gossip and rumor mil ala kardashian- you need only to look at your example (show getting cancelled despite sinatra parentage rumors) for that.

        but more than that…it’s not like kids or even older demos today care a whit about sinatra. Ronan got plenty of coverage having carved his own pretty brilliant path as the son of Mia farrow and the estranged son of woody allen. It’s like you accusing the son of Johnny Carson trying to get publicity by saying he’s really the son of Jerry Lewis. They’re both famous..it’s a wash.

        Ronan got more legit coverage in his chosen field and among a certain demo when he was just the former child progeny Clinton staffer and journo with a burgeoning twitter account who was only known as Mia farrow’s beautiful brainy and very witty son.

      • Junior says:

        @Boopybette I’ve seen Ronan’s show, and I’m not impressed by his journalistic chops Apparently the MSNBC audience agrees with me. Most TV journalists build their skills while coming up through the ranks, which Ronan did not. Perhaps he had too much, too soon.

        I also think it’s revealing that you’re calling me ‘stupid’ and lacking ‘perspective’ because I disagree with you.

        ‘Frantic orthodoxy is never rooted in faith but in doubt. It is when we are unsure that we are doubly sure.’ – Reinhold Niebuhr. (I’m sure Ronan has read his work.)

      • mayamae says:

        @Boopybette, Ronan served in the Clinton administration? Would that be the first term when he was six years old, or the second term when Ronan was ten?

        “Former child progeny”?

      • Boopybette says:

        To @junior I didn’t say I was brilliant but unlike you, I’m at least smart enough to know that being a good journalist, policy wonk and author isn’t predicated upon being a great cable TV talker/host. They’re different jobs, and require different skill sets. It’s no shame to have a cancelled cable tv show, he’s an accomplished young man – and for you to ridicule a Rhodes scholar and published author who worked for your sec of state because of poor daytime cable ratings just shows how unhinged your venom for this guy is.

      • Boopybette says:

        To @maymaye

        Excuse me I misspoke, he worked for Hilary Clinton in the State department. But by all means, his tv show was cancelled so please encourage him to take his Rhodes scholar background, law degree, published papers and articles and policy writing and burn it if he can’t translate that to Ryan Seacrest skills on the boob tube.

        He could learn a lot from Kim Kardashian if he wants to be a successful tv star…which of course is the most important thing.

    • Okie says:

      I think this was a way of getting at/back at Woody. I never thought it was serious. I remember reading the story (which was at the heart of the firestorm last year about Dylan’s letter) and then everyone saying, “Oh, but he looks JUST like Frank and nothing like Woody.” No, he looks exactly like Mia — aside from blue eyes, he looks noting like Sinatra.

      I think Mia and Ronan Farrow honestly hate Woody Allen (no judgment in that comment), and I think they wanted to cast doubt on his relationship with Ronan, who has not spoken to his father in years. Not only that, it generated huge publicity….right around the time Ronan Farrow’s MSNBC show was announced. It was a clever move, but I do think it was disingenuous.

      I read EVERYTHING last year about the allegations against Woody. My conclusion (FWIW) was that he was probably inappropriate in his affections toward his daughter, but not necessarily in a criminal way (psychologically damaging, YES). I think Mia was so angry with Woody over what happened with Sun-Yi (justifiably) that the environment in the house was toxic. One report said that when Woody came to visit Ronan and Dylan at the Connecticut home, Mia put a sign on his bedroom door that said “pedophile” or something to that effect, referring to his relationship with Sun-Yi. I think Dylan told her mother about something that happened with her father (like him sitting with his head in her lap) that was weird/creepy, and Mia responded the way any mother would — she took her child to the doctor and investigated it, believing her child had been wronged. The investigation didn’t produce criminal charges, but I think Mia believes Dylan, and that Dylan believes Dylan. I think for the Farrow-Allen family, this is truth. And I think Mia Farrow has been some combination of vengeful mother and woman scorned (at least toward WA, because I don’t want to reduce her whole person to this) since.

      All that said, having seen _Blue Jasmine,_ I don’t feel sorry for Woody Allen at all. He’s not a victim in any way, and I don’t think he for one second feels remorse for the breakdown of his family that he caused by engaging in a relationship with Sun-Yi (at the very least).

      • Boopybette says:

        Did you miss the part last year when Dylan Farrow described in detail what he did to her in the attic? She isn’t calling him an ‘alleged,’ anything. She calls him a child molester. Woody Allen hasn’t sued her has he? I’d sue if someone said that about me and it wasn’t true. I believe Dylan Farrow as do her mother and brother and other family.

      • Pinky says:

        Maybe this is why Nancy Sinatra (Jr?) doesn’t want to link Ronan with her family–all this WA mess gets dredged up.

        I’ll keep repeating it until I’m blue in the face: When Mia first reported WA’s behavior to (what is essentially) CPS in NYC, the case worker who did the initial investigation ruled it “founded.” When he refused to change his determination, the higher-ups canned him and the cover up began (and continued after the case was moved to Connecticut, etc.). WA was too much of a hot commodity/messiah of sorts back then for people to allow his name to be tarnished.

      • Brasileira says:

        And considering Ronan’s blue eyes are contact lenses…

        In any case, I do think he looks a lot like Frank, but I also think it says a lot that I’ve only seen that after Mia’s interview, so…

    • Josephine says:

      Worse, I’ve always assumed that Mia is mentally ill, and that’s part of the reason Woody got away with so much. Mia was never a competent witness, and Woody must have known that.

  6. Mrs. Wellen Melon says:

    Your description of Mia is absolutely how I understand her. She is trolling Woody Allen because she is justifiably furious with him.

    I wish she, her lawyers, law enforcement had found a way to take Woody Allen to court. This Frank Sinatra jab is a poor substitute for true justice. It’s not fair to anyone involved.

  7. LAK says:

    Well duh!! Just because Woody is reprehensible, doesn’t preclude Mia from being a nutter.

    There is a lot that came out at the time of the scandal about Mia and how she parents which was lost to time and Woody’s greater sins.

    And of course no one will ever dare to question Mia’s version of events because at the centre is a lost child who is hurt whatever the truth.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      I find Mia and Woody’s entire relationship to be odd. From what I read on this site–Mia was saying that Woody didn’t live with them, didn’t spend any time with any of the kids (except when he was molesting them, I guess), and all in all just wasn’t there–so what was the great attraction to him? He seems like a weirdo who makes one good movie in every ten (just from what I’ve seen and read from his movies, all the women are always crazy unless they’re young and hot).

      I just don’t get it.

    • GoodNamesAllTaken says:

      I loathe and despise WA, but, yeah, Mia’s a nut.

    • Roma says:

      Often predators choose emotionally vulnerable women on purpose. Far easier to say “but look at her, she’s crazy!” WA being a molestor and Mia being unstable are not mutually exclusive concepts.

  8. Loulou says:

    Yeah, I don’t think Mia is a saint at all. Her and Woody don’t have to be opposites on the “good person” spectrum for me to think he’s a horrible, skeevy person.

    • Insomniac says:

      Well said. I can’t even look at Allen without wanting to vomit, but Mia’s definitely no angel. I believe Dory Previn wrote a song on that very topic.

  9. dr mantis toboggan says:

    They seem to be concerned about their inheritance. I’m sure ronan isn’t going to go after it so maybe they should stop protesting too much

    • RobN says:

      The will is long since probated, and I’d guess most of it was in a trust, anyhow. Under California law, it is miles too late for an action against the estate. There is no threat to their inheritance, but I’d guess they aren’t too pleased about Mia’s attention whoring at their father’s expense.

  10. Jessica says:

    Mia has a lot of issues. That’s nothing to do with Allen, I’m old enough to remember the stories about her mental state that were coming out way before she even met Allen, and the weird interviews and strange behavior. She bad mouthed Sinatra and Previn after those relationships ended, some of it was true some of it sounded delusional. At best she’s ‘wacky’, at worst she’s highly unstable.

    I absolutely believe Allen is a child molester, but part of the reason the case against him became so murky was Mia’s strange behavior. She lied and back-tracked on various things, some important, others so inconsequential it’s strange she even mentioned them at all. She told investigators she had been aware of abuse for a prolonged period, she later backtracked massively, probably because her account was making her look like a very poor parent (basically her story amounted to she noticed things and had very strong suspicions but she was like ‘eh, whatever’ until Allen left her). While investigators believed Dylan, they also believed Mia was manipulating her, though they weren’t sure why.

    Many of her adopted children are estranged from her, a couple have talked about their difficult childhoods with her. Ronan seems to be the only child who has a close relationship with her these days. It always stood out to me that she claimed Soon Yi was intellectually disabled, but by her own account she was also enraged with her for stealing her husband. If Allen is a predator (and again, I do believe he is), then surely you do everything in your power to get your vulnerable child away from him? Mia just cut her out and talked endlessly about how betrayed she felt, not so much by Allen but by her daughter. Which had an effect on how people saw the situation. If even Soon Yi’s own mother isn’t recognizing her as a victim, why would perfect strangers?

    I don’t know why so many people can’t entertain the notion that Allen is a monster AND Farrow is a trainwreck with a sketchy idea of truth.

    • Virgilia Coriolanus says:

      That’s what I read on here–that the reason that it was even more disgusting/creepy that Woody and Soon Yi were together was that she had some mental problems, stemming from when she was a child–found abandoned in Korea. I don’t know. I guess I just find it odd that Mia completely cut off Soon Yi. Like since he was molesting Dylan, who knows how long he was grooming Soon Yi?!?!? I mean, did Mia take that into account? I mean, as soon as it became clear to Mia that he was molesting Dylan, I don’t see how she couldn’t make the jump to him doing the same to Soon Yi.

    • jenn12 says:

      I have read that it isn’t true; Soon Yi is actually quite smart.

      • Jessica says:

        I think it’s a bit of both. She most likely did have a ton of issues due to her early childhood and the way Mia educated all her children other than Ronan was…questionable at best.

        This doesn’t take away from Allen’s hideousness, but it did appear that when he ran off with her he then made sure she got a proper education, tutoring, therapy etc. So she probably is a very intelligent woman today.

      • jenn12 says:

        Neither Woody nor Mia should parent. Too selfish.

    • Boopybette says:

      To @jessica

      Lies. Stop slandering Mia Farrow. Please. If uoure going to toss out b.s. that implies she’s a bad person and bad parent please back it up. Here’s Mia with some of her children and grandchildren.

      https://famewhorgas.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/woody-23.jpg

      Yes Soon Yi is estranged from her (duh), as is Moses the older boy she and Allen adopted together (who I think has been pressured by Allen to turn on his family now that he’s an Allen employee) but it’s my understanding Mia is very close with the rest of her children and granschildren…the children are successful professionals with families.

      I’ve found that people really resent those that put themselves out there and help those less fortunate. Mia farrow adopted disabled babies (blind, unable to walk, emotionally and socially stunted – like Soon Yi) and children that no one wanted and could have died and mostly all of those kids have flourished. It’s not the easiest path and most other people wouldn’t do it so let’s not wholesale call her crazy and a nutter and a bad parent with no proof. It sounds unhinged when a quick Google search can show you it’s not true and makes me wonder if you have connections to allen.

      • Jessica says:

        There is proof. There’s a wealth of information about Mia and her parenting in the documents regarding the investigation into Allen’s abuse of Dylan, as well as evidence of her lying and repeatedly changing her story, and the investigators strong belief she was manipulating Dylan. And there were stories about her children’s poor education coming out years before the whole scandal with Allen happened, it put a halt to an adoption that was in the works.

        And no one denies she cut off Soon Yi. Even as recently as a couple of years ago Mia was still talking about how she been betrayed by her daughter.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Jessica, you’re repeating a lot of slander but Mia was never charged with any crimes, child protective services never took her children away and she is by all accounts a good and loving mother and grandmother. You may not like her choices but I don’t see much evidence to support your “bad parent” theory.

  11. Abigail says:

    Someone (an actor, but I can’t remember who) pointed out that the offense committed by Woody in marrying his girlfriend’s adopted daughter was sufficiently awful in itself to condemn him, since he crossed a boundary and tore the family apart.
    The Sinatras are probably worried about inheritance but I also tend to believe them.
    Mia’s “coyness” (to call it no worse) around Ronan’s paternity is actually damaging in itself, and this is the first time I’ve seen her called out for it. It brings other allegations she has made into question for me.

  12. Kiddo says:

    He looks exactly like Mia. This ‘revelation’ leaked when he was about to debut his new show. I always thought it was a stunt about raising his profile for ratings.

    Why two days of Nancy Sinatra now? Does she have a book or something she’s shilling, with the Ronan-is-not-my-brother-tour?

    • pf says:

      There’s been a lot of press lately related to the Sinatras because it’s Frank’s 100th birthday this year. I believe HBO will be airing a documentary about him later this month.

    • Boopybette says:

      Come now. While he does look like his mother..most noticeably the lip shape…to ignore the exact bone structure he shares with Sinatra – same shape height and width of brow, same depth of deep set hawkish hooded eyes, and exact same eye shape…same bridge of nose, situated at the same place in the head, same nose in shape and length and same cheekbones – is to pretend blindness. There’s a photograph I saw that aligns half of Ronan’s face with half of sinatra’s and they literally are two halves of the same whole from the base of the nose up. They line up perfectly and it’s as if you’re looking at one or the other.

  13. Norman Bates' Mother says:

    I think what Mia said is less about Sinatra and Ronan and more about her hatred towards Allen. She wants to hurt him and she won’t ever get over and move on from what he’s done to her. It’s not about him cheating, even though some people do crazy things after their partners cheat on them, but about using her daughter and possibly hurting another one and taking her daughter away from her. Mothers don’t usually get over something like that. She probably looked for a way to get to him, she heard many people think that Ronan looks like Sinatra and when the interviewer asked her that question, she used an opportunity to hurt Allen without thinking about Sinatra, his family and other consequences. I don’t know if Allen even cares but still…

  14. someone says:

    People are gullible if they buy Mia’s story that Frank was so hot for her in 1987 that they were still having an ongoing affair that resulted in Ronan. Mia was 42 at that point and a bit of a weirdo. She’s been making strange Woody Allen movies for 8 years and wasn’t the hot little thing she was in Rosemary’s Baby. Sure she and Frank may have been good friends but secret lovers? Doubt it. I just don’t see Frank wanting to get that involved with Mia and her gaggle of adopted kids – nonetheless add one of his own to the brood.

    • Jegede says:

      Yep. Frank had made it clear, no more kids for him.
      The man was raised rough from NJ Hoboken he was not stupid nor naive.

      And the only one of his exes he would have CONSIDERED going down that route for would have been Ava Gardner IMO.

    • Bob Loblaw says:

      Frank was a notorious womanizer, I don’t doubt for a second he would have hopped into bed with Mia anytime she would have him.

  15. db says:

    I’m still amazed Mia and Frank were getting it on at that point. Notice, there’s no denial about that lol

  16. MrsBPitt says:

    But didn’t the Sinatra family come out and hint that is was true, after the first time Mia brought up Ronan’s paternity? I thought they were like “we consider him part of our family” and things like that. Their non-denial, back when Mia said it, was half of what convinced me it was true!

    • Boopybette says:

      Huh

      • Boopybette says:

        Oops! Sorry I didn’t mean huh…i mean I agree with you MrsBPitt. That’s what convinced me too….Nancy as good as confirming Ronan’s paternity in that piece…..that and Ronan’s face. Lol

    • Pinky says:

      @MrsBPitt Yes, they did. Which is why their denials now are so strange. Anyway, Mia was asked about Ronan’s paternity–specifically whether he was Sinatra’s son. That question didn’t just come out of the blue. People have speculated about that for decades because Ronan DOES look like Old Blue eyes. People who say that he doesn’t? I can only imagine you are looking at pics of Frank when he got older. Because when he was younger (and skinny), he and Ronan could be twins: same lips, same smile, same brow, same eyes–shape and all, same facial structure.

  17. Sarah says:

    I have never been on the Mia is a saint bandwagon. Frankly, I’ve always thought that the issues between Woody and Mia were probably about 50/50. Doesn’t excuse Woody being a total scumbag for doing the nasty with his stepdaughter or the alleged abuse of Dylan Farrow.

    As for why Mia would put Ronan’s paternity out there now? Well….right after she did that he got a fairly high profile gig on MSNBC didn’t he? Could she simply have been famewhoring for her son?

  18. Christin says:

    I’m starting to wonder if BOTH families are in on this together. The timing of Mia’s little paternity puzzle came as Ronan was launching a show. Now, we have the Sinatra daughter changing her tune many months after this first garnered headlines.

    What a way to generate PR about your relatives. Pitch a show for the young one and expose FS to a new audience (and get more income flowing).

  19. MediaMaven says:

    I wonder if any of this has to do with the timing of the HBO documentary about Frank that’s airing this weekend? http://www.latimes.com/entertainment/music/la-et-ms-hbo-sinatra-all-or-nothing-20150402-story.html

  20. Dani says:

    I agree that Mia is a bit (or a lot) nutty, but he still COULD be Frank’s kid. There is no hard yes or no until he takes a DNA test. I highly doubt he’s Allen’s son, but he could be Andre’s. I wasn’t around for this mess, Ronan is older than I am, but it seems to me that the Sinatra’s are trying to save face/wash the rumors away because they’re worried about Ronan coming for their inheritance.

  21. Jen43 says:

    This has turned into a complete sh*t show. I don’t know what to think, but I still feel Ronan looks like Sinatra.

  22. Leah says:

    I honestly think Mia said this to hurt Allen. Ronan is seen as the success story of mias brood and he happens to be allens child. I also think a lot of people want him to be Sinatras ” lost” child but to be quite fair i don’t see the likeness. He looks like he could have been young Mias male twin.

    • Jegede says:

      Me too, and I agree he looks exactly like Mia with a shade of the young Marlon Brando.

      But LOL. You’re now gonna get a blow by blow of cheekbones, eyebrow, ear shape, comparison e.t.c which apparently ‘prove’ he’s Sinatra’s son.

      • Bob Loblaw says:

        Actually I suggest watching a video clip of him, his mannerisms and movements, coupled with his striking resemblance make the rumor persistent. If he’s faking, he’s an amazing mimic.

    • Boopybette says:

      Wait a second. Ronan, being a child prodigy and entering college young…certainly got a bulk of the press…especially since he was presumed Woody Allen’s genius progeny (HA!). But to imply Mia’s other children are not successful is erroneous. She had a total of 4 biological kids and 10 or 11 adopted. 2 have passed away..one from a heart illness, the other from a drug problem. One is estranged (moses was adopted older, by Farrow and Allen) and has been influenced and damaged by that tumultuous destructive relationship – initially loathing the ‘father,’ who slept with his sister, later he was made to choose sides in the battle before ultimately choosing to ‘work,’ with his father (allen) a few years ago and patching things up. I believe as Dylan grew older woody knew he might need someone from that household to support his side. I believe his fame and wealth heavily influenced Moses.

      That said, most all of the other children have degrees, advanced degrees and are professionals making their own way in the world, some despite disabilities. They are very close and tight knit.

      So let’s drop the nasty vindictive fallacy that Mia is a bad parent who destroyed all her kids except for Ronan. Her kids adore her.

  23. anne_000 says:

    How hard is it for these multi-millionaires to take a $99 DNA test? Anywho…

    • Chrissy says:

      Exactly. For some reason they all seem to want to drag out this soap opera. Who knows for whose benefit…

    • Norman Bates' Mother says:

      For Ronan to do that, he would need a DNA sample from Woody or Sinatra’s children and I doubt they would be willing to provide it. Sinatra’s daughters sound so defensive that they would probably never even consider it – for many people, refusing to provide a sample is a matter of pride. I know a couple from my hometown, whose son was born looking mixed-race. The father is white and the mother is biracial but looks white (she has dark hair and tan skin, but she looks more Italian/Greek than black). For some reason she never told her husband the truth and as her black father was never in the picture, he never found out. The husband got mad, accused her of cheating (who wouldn’t) and filed for divorce. She was so proud and offended by his accusations, that she refused to take the DNA test or explain herself. The boy grew up and wanted to know his roots. He demanded the DNA test and the father, who luckily, agreed to do it, found out after 18-years or so that the son was really his.

  24. Brasileira says:

    I wonder why this issue is causing so much more noise now than it did by the time of the interview; why it’s being brought back again and getting so much attention years later. I think there’s something that’s been building on behind the curtains and the Sinatra family felt the need to come out and release stronger denials… wouldn’t it be that, maybe, just maybe, some estate issue could be coming up? It’s a hell lot of money we’re taling about.

  25. FLORC says:

    Well, Everyone can keep bickering about this or have a DNA test. This is not some ancient mystery we will never know.
    If this is so important it still needs to be discussed in public outlets get the test. Otherwise it’s just noise produced on both sides with no intent to actually support their claims.

  26. Grace says:

    I don’t think Mia is a saint at all and maybe she shouldn’t have said what she thought, even jokingly, in public but Ronan looks sooooo much like Frank Sinatra its creepy.

  27. Jenna Zine says:

    I don’t think you need a DNA test here – all you need are eyeballs! Ronan looks so much like Sinatra, it’s ridiculous. Frank and Mia obviously had a tumultuous relationship, but ended as friends and lovers. Rumor has it that Frank offered to have someone “take care of” Woody after the scandal broke about Soon Yi. Mia turned him down – but I’m sure she considered it! ;)

  28. jane16 says:

    I don’t know if Sinatra is Ronan’s real dad or not, he certainly does look like him (and Mia). But what struck me about this post was Nancy’s comment:

    “We didn’t laugh it off because it was affecting my kids, you know. ”

    Affecting her kids?!? Nancy is 74 years old. She probably has grandkids. Her kids are undoubtedly middle-aged. It’s not like their youngsters being teased in school, fgs. Nancy herself lit a fire under this speculation with her comment last year about Ronan “is a big part of us, and we are blessed to have him in our lives.” Nancy, I’m sure your kids have heard much weirder stuff about their grandfather over the decades, and I’m sure they won’t be messed up by people thinking they are related to Ronan.

  29. DameEdna says:

    Doubt that Dory Previn ever saw Mia Farrow as some sort of a saintly figure. “Beware of young girls” and all that. I’m a Dory fan, she was great.

    It’s interesting that Dory also wrote a song called “With my daddy in the attic”…… sometime in the early seventies. That ” daddy” also played the clarinet. Sometimes, coincidences can be beyond strange.

  30. Delores Smile says:

    Ronan Farrow looks so much like Frank Sinatra, I believe Frank is the father of Ronan.

    • therese says:

      Totally agree. Astonishing likeness. Think so even more now than I did when this first came up.

  31. Pinky Rose says:

    All this people should just shut up and stop bitching. This was obviously a publicity stunt from the Farrow family. I have no sympathy for none here involve except the kids (and even Ronan seems thirsty for fame). As talented as they both are, Mia and Woody are just extremely unstable people and should not have had kids in first place.

  32. BlacRage says:

    Young Blue Eyes the second…wow..