Woody Allen received a Father's Day shout out from his estranged son Ronan Farrow on Twitter yesterday. Suffice it to say there is still a great deal of lingering bitterness over some decidedly unpleasant family history.
Ronan, 24, is the sole biological child of the famous film director and actress Mia Farrow. The child prodigy, who began attending college at age 11, tweeted on Sunday:
It was a not-so-subtle reference to the fact that his father hooked up with and later married Soon-Yi Previn, Mia's adopted daughter with second husband Andre Previn.
Allen and Mia had made their life together for twelve years when the actress discovered that her partner was actively engaged in an ongoing physical tryst with his 21-year-old step-daughter. The relationship between Woody and Soon-Yi's mother ended badly and splintered the family.
Ronan summed up the situation in an interview: "He's my father married to my sister. That makes me his son and his brother-in-law. That is such a moral transgression."
Mia's son is a lawyer and free lance journalist who is currently serving in the Obama administration as a Special Advisor to the Secretary of State.
Check out a photo of Allen and his wife below:
Photos: WENN, Twitter