In an excerpt obtained by Rivista di persone, Oppedisano addressed Sinatra’s friendship with Mia Farrow after their matrimonio finito in 1968. He acknowledged the ongoing rumor that Sinatra could have been Ronan’s father.
That theory made headlines in 2013 when Farrow was asked by Vanity Fair if Sinatra could have been her son’s father. Her response was “possibly.”
But Oppedisano isn’t buying it.
“There’s been a lot of gossip about Frank possibly being Ronan’s biological father,” scrisse, as quoted by People. “Rumors I believe I’m in a position to tamp down.”
He alleged that Sinatra’s health issues would have made it nearly impossible. He pointed out that in late 1986, Sinatra had emergency diverticulitis, which caused him “to wear a colostomy bag until he fully recovered.”
Ronan was born on December 19, 1987.
“There are only two ways Frank could have fathered Ronan, both absurd,” scrisse. “Either Mia made a secret trip to shack up with Frank in his California home with [fourth wife] Barbara present, or Frank, wearing his always romantic colostomy bag, made a quick trip to Connecticut between his Atlantic City performances.”
“If Ronan had been Frank’s son, Frank would have acknowledged him,” Oppedisano added.
As for the physical resemblance between the two, the author isn’t fazed by that either.
“People say, ‘Take a look at [Ronan]’ and I say, 'Bene, take a look at Mia at the same age,'” scrisse. “They look like twins. I’ve got blue eyes too and I’m not Frank’s son.”
Ancora, Oppedisano noted that Sinatra and Farrow remained friends, alleging he arranged a private visit in 1992 between the two at the Waldorf Astoria.
“When she was beginning to have problems with Woody [Allen] she was looking for some comfort and it was like two old friends catching up,” Egli ha detto. “She was devastated and he was there to support her.”
Nel 2013, Ronan described the rumor as “hilarious.”
“Sai, that story has been out there for years,” the 33-year-old told Vulture al tempo. “It was somewhat surprising to see it break in such a huge way of late… I appreciate how hilarious it is.”
“intendo, it’s a ridiculous situation,” Lui continuò. “Detto ciò, I’m pretty unfazed by it in substance because it’s been out there both publicly and privately for so long. I have a relationship that I’m very happy with, sai, with all parties involved. Per me, the imperative is, Tutto ok, we’ve talked about it, I get a kick out of it, everyone gets a kick out of it.”
Woody Allen also cast some doubt in the theory.
“Secondo me, he’s my child,” the 85-year-old told New York Magazine nel 2018. “I think he is, but I wouldn’t bet my life on it.”
Sinatra deceduto nel 1998 all'età 82.