Faye Dunaway's Only Son Liam Is Grownup & Handsome — She Lied about Being Pregnant with Him Decades Ago

Laura Beatham
Jan 14, 2022
02:00 P.M.
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Faye Dunaway and her second husband, Terry O'Neill, only had one child together. Years after his birth, Dunaway confessed to the real story of how he entered their lives. 


Faye Dunaway is most known for her roles in "Bonnie & Clyde," "Mommie Dearest," "Chinatown," and a host of other movies and TV shows that made up her award-winning career. 

She was first married to Peter Wolf from 1974 to 1979 and later married Terry O'Neill, a British photographer, in 1983. However, they had been dating for a while before their wedding. 

Faye Dunaway at the Premiere Of HBO's "Game Of Thrones" Season 6, 2016, Hollywood, California [Left] Liam Dunaway O'Neill pictured holding a tiger cub in 2016 on Instagram [right] | Photo: Getty Images & Instagram/lwdo32


Although O'Neill had two children, Keegan and Sara, with his ex-wife Vera Day, Dunaway wanted her own child. So in 1980, the couple welcomed their son, Liam, Dunaway O'Neill. 

 At first, Dunaway told the media that she had hidden her pregnancy from the public because O'Neill was going through his divorce from Day, and the new couple did not want to upset O'Neill's two children. 

Faye Dunaway and her son Liam O'Neil attend the 52th Cannes Film Festival, 1999, Cannes, France. | Photo: Getty Images


Rumors suggesting Liam was adopted circled, but O'Neill denied the allegations. While Dunaway 


 to People Magzine the year after Liam was born that she could "be very quiet when I want to" in regards to how she kept the pregnancy a secret.

However, years later, the couple revealed the truth about Liam's birth. He was adopted. O'Neill explained that Dunaway had always wanted to be a mother, but it was not happening biologically for her as he said:

"She wanted to be a mother, but there came a point when she had to face the fact that kids were not coming."

Faye Dunaway and Terry O'Neill attends the premiere of the film "The Wicked Lady" in Leicester Square, London, 1983. | Photo: Getty Images


Liam is now all grown up and living his own life. The 41-year-old regularly shares updates about his life on Instagram, throwback pictures with his parents, and snaps with his friends. 

It seems he has a passion for poker as he lists it in his Instagram bio and shares photos of himself playing the game on the platform, including one funny picture in which he said a gentleman behind him had been watching play all day. 

Faye Dunaway and her son Liam O'Neill arrive on the red carpet for The 80th Annual Academy Awards, 2008 in Hollywood, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Recently, Liam gave insight is to his

weight loss

transformation. He revealed he went from 209.8lbs to 180.3 in a year through hard work, diet, and exercise. He also shared photos of his dramatic transformation in the post. 

Besides being focused on his poker skills and his physical wellness, Liam has been involved in a few productions as an actor, such as "Last Goodbye," "Confession," and "Al's Beef."