Mia Farrow Reveals Life’s Greatest Regret After Tragically Losing 3 of Her 14 Children
Mia, who recently turned 78, has experienced both tragedy and joy in her life. Despite losing her children Tam, Lark, and Thaddeus, she now enjoys a loving relationship with her remaining family. Today, we want to share with our beloved readers more about her relationship with Woody Allen, her struggles with scandal, and her incredible resilience in the face of heartbreaking loss.
The actress has faced many challenges in her life.
Once a beaming mother to 14 children who meant the world to her, Peyton Place alum Mia Farrow was struck with tragedy after losing 3 of her beloved kids in the most devastating turn of events. But in April 2021, she bravely silenced the rumor mill and honored their memory by sharing their stories.
Mia revealed that her daughter Tam passed away at the age of 17 from an accidental prescription overdose related to her heart disease and migraines. Her daughter Lark passed away at 35 due to complications linked to HIV/AIDS. Despite her ailment, Lark led a happy and fruitful life, and even shared children with her long-time partner before passing away in the hospital on Christmas.
After losing two daughters, Mia suffered another unbearable heartbreak when her son Thaddeus took his own life. The 29-year-old’s relationship had ended, and his family reportedly expected him to share news of his wedding. But sadly, he succumbed to the emotional trauma.
“These are unspeakable tragedies,” expressed Mia as she spoke candidly about the heartbreaking losses of her children. She pleaded with people to stop speculating and to honor her late children’s memory. Despite the pain she has endured, Mia proudly refers to herself as a mother of 14 and a grandmother of 16 grandchildren. As a UNICEF Goodwill Ambassador, she continues to inspire and make a difference in the lives of others.
Reflecting on her life, Mia has one regret.
During the premiere episode of her HBO docuseries, the Husbands and Wives actress shared her thoughts on parting ways with her ex, Woody Allen, and shed light on her daughter Dylan’s claims against the award-winning filmmaker.
Mia opened up about how bringing Woody into her family was “the great regret” of her life, and how she wished she could undo it. She spoke about the difficulty of coming to terms with the claims against him and how she was initially in denial, partly because she loved and admired him like everyone else.
“That’s the great regret of my life, that I wasn’t perceptive enough. It’s my fault.”
While acknowledging that it was understandable if people didn’t believe her, Mia, who was previously married to Frank Sinatra and André Previn, has 4 biological children and 10 adopted children. She remained resolute in her belief in her daughter’s claims and urged others to listen to survivors of trauma.
Despite her initial misgivings about Woody Allen, Mia Farrow recounted seeing him slowly form relationships with her children, particularly her adopted son Moses. In the documentary series Allen v. Farrow, Mia revealed that she had even discussed having a baby with Woody, but he would only agree on the condition that there were no parental attachments to bind him.
Mia and Woody attempted to conceive, but when they couldn’t, they chose to adopt. After adopting Dylan, they had their biological son Ronan. However, Dylan later accused Woody of inappropriate behavior toward her. Woody later admitted to being in love with Mia’s adopted daughter, Soon-Yi Previn, and they got married. Woody has denied all claims of impropriety.
Mia Farrow is a remarkable woman who has faced unimaginable challenges, but her heart was always open to kids with special needs, and she went on to adopt several children with disabilities. We can all learn from her example of kindness, empathy, and perseverance in the face of adversity. Mia Farrow will always be remembered for her talent, beauty, and most importantly, her unwavering love for her family and children with special needs.