Former Charlie’s Angels star Jaclyn Smith attended a court hearing on Monday to support the late Farrah Fawcett’s widower Ryan O’Neal. Ryan has been battling the courts over a lawsuit that was filed by the University of Texas over an Andy Warhol painting that was owned by the late actress.
Fawcett died in 2009, at the age of 62, after a long battle with cancer, and left all of her artwork to the University of Texas, where she studied. However, Ryan claims that he is the rightful owner of one of the two Warhol paintings of Fawcett, and is fighting to keep it in his family.
“The reason I gave it to her is because there was a new woman in my life and the painting was making her uncomfortable; that Farrah seemed to be staring down at her,” O’Neal said in August 2012. “And so I said, ‘Well, I can fix that.’ I took it to Farrah and said ‘Keep this for me. I’ll be back.’”
“This portrait is a family heirloom,” Fawcett and O’Neal’s son Redmond said. “It has no money value to me. It’s sentimental. It’s to stay in the family. It’s a beautiful remembrance of my mom, and it belongs where it is.”
Jaclyn has defended Ryan on numerous occasions stating: “I think the most important thing would be imagining what Farrah would want. I really feel Farrah would want that portrait with Ryan.” She also said that if Ryan wins the case, it is also a win for Farrah.
Once the hearing was over, Jaclyn broke down in tears outside of the courthouse after being spotted hugging Ryan and Redmond. When asked why she was crying, Smith told The New York Post that she broke down after seeing Redmond, and that she missed her dear friend Farrah.
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