October 3rd, 2013
12:20 PM ET

Ronan Farrow jokes about Sinatra 'possibly' being his dad

For a guy whose lineage has been called into question, Ronan Farrow still has a sense of humor.

The Rhodes scholar/journalist/diplomat/lawyer has always been considered to be the biological son of actress Mia Farrow and director Woody Allen.

But in a new interview with Vanity Fair, Mia has suggested that might not be the case.

When asked directly whether another famous ex, Frank Sinatra, could be Ronan's dad, Mia dropped a bombshell when she responded, "possibly."

While everyone else has been slack-jawed over the news, Ronan himself doesn't seem to be fazed. "Listen, we're all *possibly* Frank Sinatra's son," he joked on Twitter Wednesday.

It appears that's Ronan's approach when it comes to speaking about Woody Allen, too.

"My father left when I was five or six. I've been asked about him often in interviews over the years, but I skim the surface. I'm able to be a little jokey about it," he tells Esquire magazine in its October issue. "I think the most sincere answer is what I've learned coming out of the long shadow of having celebrity parents. It's shaped my life and given me a burning desire to prove myself at every turn. It's made me pretty driven, and, combined with the feeling of being the youngest guy in the room, has meant I've had to be pretty precise in defending the things I want to stand for. There hasn't been a lot of slack. I don't get leeway. Ultimately, that's been a very healthy thing."

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  1. Amanda

    Woody Allen is not married to the adoptive daughter who accused him of molesting her. That girls name is Dylan. The woman he is married to currently is the adoptive daughter of Mia Farrow and one of her other husbands so woody Allen was her step father. Still totally bizarre & sick but he's not married to the one who accused him of molesting her. Two totally different girls.

    January 13, 2014 at 2:44 pm | Report abuse |
  2. hmmmm

    So, saying your mom Mia might be a ho?

    October 7, 2013 at 7:07 pm | Report abuse |
  3. shaun

    Trashy to bring it up now? Definitely. Obviously not a child of Woody Allen however. Looks a hell of a lot like Frank Sinatra.

    October 6, 2013 at 6:49 pm | Report abuse |
  4. barbara

    He is the spitting image of Sinatra. Can understand why it was kept secret.

    October 4, 2013 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  5. JD

    He looks just like him. Of course he's his kid.

    October 4, 2013 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  6. Mel Stricker

    Sounds like she is trying to get back at Woody.

    October 4, 2013 at 4:06 am | Report abuse |
  7. mae jones

    He is a handsome young man. sooo smart. good job mia. you deserve the credit. son take the high road. GOD loves you.

    October 4, 2013 at 3:35 am | Report abuse |
  8. maria

    That he looks like Frank yes of course ,but his brains not way ,Frank was not that smart just lucky to be a singer the only song I like it is New York New York......the only one!

    October 3, 2013 at 7:17 pm | Report abuse |
    • John

      Then, poor Maria, that makes about one of you who thinks that. Sinatra was a singing star on a magnitude you couldn't even imagine. And how would you know how smart he is? Did you know him? Did you know anyone who knew him? Probably not. Like everyone else on the internet, you're just talking out of your assss..

      October 4, 2013 at 3:22 am | Report abuse |
  9. momage

    If you read the stories you would know that Woody Allen is now married to the girl in question and began seeing her when she was underage. He was the father figure from the beginning of her life and at his age that makes him a pedophile. It's not Mia; it's fact.

    October 3, 2013 at 6:55 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Panda

    Ronan looks so much like his mother (Mia Farrow) that she could claim anyone is the father. Mia is still being vindictive toward Woody. Let it go, Mia.

    October 3, 2013 at 6:02 pm | Report abuse |
    • annica

      YOU are so right. He looks like mom 100% the side by side pictures are playing tricks on what we want to see.And he sure doesn t look like Woody at all.

      October 3, 2013 at 10:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Harry

      But do you see a single cell of Woody Gene in him? No. You don't.

      October 4, 2013 at 3:23 am | Report abuse |
    • Pamela

      So if someone you loved & trusted molested your daughter & cheated on you with your other daughter, you'd just "let it go", Panda? That kid is an obvious offspring of Mia & Frank.... not an ounce of Woody in him..... lucky him.

      January 13, 2014 at 5:00 pm | Report abuse |
  11. MiaNut

    He does look alot like Frank

    October 3, 2013 at 3:00 pm | Report abuse |
  12. jorea

    Looks more like him "now" then before.

    October 3, 2013 at 2:37 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Kristin

    But you gotta admit, the resemblence is pretty stricking.

    October 3, 2013 at 1:52 pm | Report abuse |
  14. heythere

    He looks just like Ol' Blue Eyes

    October 3, 2013 at 1:44 pm | Report abuse |

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