Tatum O’Neal has opened up about her new dating life.
“I like women,” she tells People. “I definitely have been dating mostly women recently.”
When discussing her sexuality, she says, “I’m not one or the other.”
The reveal comes on the heels of the actress' interview with The New York Times about her previous marriage to tennis champ John McEnroe, with whom she has three children. The pair married in 1986 and separated in 1992.
From left: John and Tatum on their wedding day in August 1986; Tatum with Ryan in April 2012. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)
In the sit-down, the Little Darlings star explained her ex-husband’s personality as “absolutely” similar to her father’s.
"[John] was powerful. He could take care of me and let me hide. Because I had no inner core back then. I was so beaten down. Everybody says, 'Oh, you married your father.' I’ve heard that a million times. But John is a much better man than my father. A decent man," Tatum said, referring to her dad, actor Ryan O’Neal.
Despite their tumultuous past (in her 2004 memoir, A Paper Life, she alleged she endured years of both physical and emotional abuse from her father), the duo reconciled in 2011 — they appeared on the reality TV series Ryan and Tatum: The O’Neals — after being estranged for nearly 25 years.
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