Ryan O'Neal / Cheryl Tiegs
One year after his longtime love Farrah Fawcett died, Ryan O’Neal is ready to end his mourning time helped by former model Cheryl Tiegs.
According to The Enquirer, it all started at Farrah Fawcett’s funeral last June.
By the time Fawcett died, 62-year-old Tiegs broke up with her boyfriend for seven years, world explorer and endurance bicyclist Dan Buettner.
During the funeral service for Fawcett and after that, she comforted O’Neal. This is how the friendship between the ‘Sports Illustrated’ model and the star of ‘Love Story’ grew into a “full-blown love affair”, says a source.
The couple made their first public appearance to the book-signing party for Raquel Welch’s new memoir, ‘Beyond the Cleavage’ which was hosted by Alana Stewart at Oscar de la Renta’s boutique in West Hollywood on May 6. “He had his arm around Cheryl’s waist and it was clear that they were very happy together”, one source revealed.
“Are you going to mention us as an item?” Ryan asked a columnist.