Two years ago, when asked by Vanity Fair if Ronan was Frank Sinatra’s son, Farrow responded, “Possibly.”
Ronan in turn wrote on Twitter at the time: “Listen, we’re all *possibly* Frank Sinatra’s son.”
During a CBS Sunday Morning interview posted on Wednesday, Nancy Sinatra, 74, called the speculation stupid.
“Mia’s son? Oh, nonsense,” she said. “He would just laugh it off. We didn’t laugh it off because it was affecting my kids, you know. They were being questioned about it and we all knew it was nonsense.”
“I was kind of cranky with Mia for even saying, ‘Possibly,'” she continued. “I was cranky with her for saying that because she knew better, you know, she really did. But she was making a joke! And it was taken very serious and was just silly, stupid.”
Farrow and Sinatra married in 1966 when he was 50 and she was 21 but got divorced the next year. In 1979 she started an affair with Woody Allen and they married the following year.
Mia and Woody divorced when she discovered his affair with their adopted daughter, Soon-Yi.
“We loved Mia,” she added. “Mia was one of our…like a sister and we had a good time, Tina and Mia and I did.”
“Daddy said, ‘I’m not sure it’s gonna last very long. A couple of years, maybe,’ he said. ‘But I feel like I have to do this,'” Nancy said about Farrow. “We said, ‘Great. She’s a great girl.’ And I think, the truth be told, I think he didn’t want her to be suffering because of him and she was being, her name was being bandied about in the press and there were paparazzi everywhere. Well, I’m not saying that’s the only reason but I think that was part of it. I think it was very important to him that she be presented as a lady and not be thought of as something other than just that.”
“Of course, that’s my theory,” she added. “I’ve never even talked to Mia about it. I don’t know.”
Watch Nancy’s interview below.