Did Woody Allen Finally Admit Ronan Farrow is not His Biological Son?

While rumors have swirled about Ronan Farrow’s paternity for years, a clear-cut answer has always remained just out of reach. Mia Farrow, 73, has hinted that Ronan could be the result of an affair, and now Woody Allen is throwing shade at the nature of Ronan Farrow’s paternity. So who could the investigative journalist’s father be?

Allen says he wouldn’t bet his life on Ronan’s paternity

In September 2018 New York Magazine printed an in-depth interview with Soon-Yi Previn,  Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter who eventually married Woody Allen, her mother’s ex-husband. In the tell-all interview, it is clear that Soon-Yi harbors serious resentment towards Mia Farrow, mainly in an attempt to defend her relationship with Allen, which allegedly began when Previn was a teen.

Woody Allen and Soon-Yi
Woody Allen and his wife Soon-Yi ( Photo by Brenda Chase Online USA, Inc.)

Allen, now married to Previn, appears to bounce in and out of the interview. In one unusually candid moment, Allen suggests that he believes Ronan Farrow is his son, but he wouldn’t bet his life on it. He goes on to suggest that Farrow was deeply entrenched in an affair at the time of Ronan’s conception.

He also notes that he paid child support for his alleged son his entire childhood, and doesn’t think that’s fair if Ronan is not his biological child, according to Page Six. That statement is quirky and utterly devoid of emotion. Allen has been estranged from Ronan for years.

Rumors swirl that Frank Sinatra is Ronan’s real father

Public consensus has long suggested that Frank Sinatra, the blue-eyed crooner, actually fathered Ronan Farrow. After all, Farrow had once been married to the Rat Pack member. Farrow and Sinatra met when the actress was just 19 and Sinatra was 49. They married in 1966 but divorced two years later.

Frank Sinatra and Mia Farrow
r Frank Sinatra (1915 – 1998) and Mia Farrow (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

While the couple eventually split up, Farrow and Sinatra continued to enjoy a friendship until his death in 1998. Farrow always had kind things to say about the performer, noting that their marriage dissolved due to the vast age difference, not a lack of love.

It has long been assumed that Farrow and Sinatra carried on a relationship for years after their marriage ended. Farrow began a relationship with Allen in 1980 and gave birth to Ronan in 1987, but Sinatra was still in the peripheral at the time. In fact, the late star was never far out of view.

Mia Farrow admits to an affair that could make Ol’ Blue Eyes Ronan’s dad

While public interest in Ronan and his parentage intensified in the last two years, thanks to his work uncovering the sexual harassment and abuse that allegedly runs rampant in Hollywood, Farrow has been speaking about her blue-eyed boy for years. In a 2013 interview, Farrow candidly noted that there is a possibility that Sinatra fathered Ronan.

Ronan Farrow (Photo by: Peter Kramer/NBC/NBC NewsWire via Getty Images)

According to Vanity Fair, the couple who divorced in 1968 never really split up. Instead, they continued to reenter each other’s orbit time and time again, regardless of where they were or who they were dating or married to. When asked if Ronan was Frank Sinatra’s son, Farrow replied matter-of-factly “possibly.”

In the same Interview Nancy Sinatra Jr., Frank Sinatra’s daughter, verified that the family is well-acquainted with Ronan, and are happy to have him in their lives, although she stopped short of suggesting the family believes he shares their DNA.

The pair look strikingly similar

Giving the rumors further credence is the fact that Ronan Farrow, who was born with the first name Satchel, looks remarkably like the late crooner.  While the general public points to the 32-year-old investigative journalist’s striking blue eyes as the dead giveaway, they aren’t the only similarity the two share. Farrow’s jaw-line, lips and brow shape look eerily familiar. In fact, Ronan looks more like Frank Sinatra than his verified son, Frank Sinatra Jr.

Frank Sinatra on set
Frank Sinatra (1915-1998) (Photo by Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images)

Ronan also appears to share the creative mind that his rumored father was known for, but a Frank Sinatra biographer completely disagrees. According to The Daily Democrat, Sinatra was recovering from surgery at the time of Ronan’s conception, making it impossible for him to have fathered the journalist. The biographer goes on to assert that Ronan looks like John Farrow, Mia’s father.

A DNA test has never been performed, and Ronan doesn’t seem particularly interested in looking into his paternity, at least not publicly.  Farrow continues to work on investigative pieces that uncover injustice within the entertainment industry.