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Ryan and Tatum O’Neal reunite after 17 years

Ryan and Tatum O’Neal reunite after 17 years

Ryan O’Neal was reunited with his once estranged daughter Tatum and her three children on Sunday, as they posed happily for their first family photo in 17 years.

The Hollywood star looked frail but thrilled in the picture as he sat beside his grandson Sean and Oscar winner Tatum.

Tatum’s other children Kevin and Emily were also in the snap.

Taking to Instagram to share the photo, Sean celebrated his family being together after so long.

“This is one of the most memorable photos of my life,” he wrote. “The last time we were all together was at the 30-year Paper Moon Anniversary in 2003.

“I could cry tears of gratitude that everyone in this photo is still alive and that we were all able to come together again after so many years of hardship.

“The entire West Coast is burning, but if the O’Neals can reconcile, truly anything is possible.”

At a mere 10-years-old, Tatum became the youngest person to win an Academy Award, which she won alongside her father for the 1973 comedy-drama Paper Moon.

Both father and daughter have suffered from substance abuse and had a famously volatile relationship that resulted in a falling out that lasted nearly 25 years.