Woody Allen admits he is involved with Soon-Yi Previn, adopted daughter of his …

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A history of Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn describing their relationship, from “the heart wants what it wants” to “I was paternal”.

Woody Allen proclaimed his love yesterday for Mia Farrow’s 21-year-old adopted daughter, saying the affair was “real and happily all true.” In a brief statement issued through his spokeswoman, Allen, 56, avowed his love for Korean-born Soon-Yi Previn, which had been the subject of news reports yesterday.In a new interview with NPR in anticipation of his 3,000th film about a young woman falling for an old man, Woody Allen talked about why his alleged sexual abuse of his daughter hasn’t affected his movies and the genesis of his marriage to Soon-Yi Previn, the adopted daughter of his ex-partner* Mia Farrow, who first met Allen when she was 10.The usually reticent 79-year-old director opened up about his much-debated relationship with Previn — his ex-girlfriend’s adopted daughter, who is 35 years younger than him — as well as his insecurities and “sensible” life in a one-on-one with NPR on Wednesday.

He said the romance has no bearing “whatsoever” on his application for custody of the son he and Farrow had together and the two children they adopted. In the interview, Allen described his relationship to his wife as “paternal,” explaining “I’m 35 years older, and somehow, through no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked. Allen’s proclamation of love came as Connecticut State Police confirmed last night that they are investigating Allen, but they declined to reveal the nature of the inquiry. In his response, Allen notes that their relationship worked because they both liked that he was “paternal,” which is… a weird thing to say about a romantic relationship between stepfather and stepdaughter.

She responded to someone paternal.” It’s a different tune than the one that Previn and Allen took back when news of the affair broke in 1992, with Allen demurring that she was “probably more mature than I am” and Previn rebuffing any suggestion that she viewed him as a father figure. A Texas mom said her husband had to break into their baby’s daycare after staffers locked the building for the night and left the 10-month-old inside alone. But with his new movie “The Irrational Man” currently in theaters — the 79-year-old writer and director decided it was time to open up to NPR, and throughly creep us out in the process. Sources close to the movie couple said their relationship soured over the past two years but was dealt a fatal blow seven months ago when Allen became romantically involved with Previn. “It’s a relationship between two consenting adults,” said the second source, adding that Allen and Previn are not living together and that marriage is not on the agenda. You meet someone and you fall in love and that’s that.” “I am not Soon-Yi’s father or stepfather,” he said definitively at the start of the interview. “I’ve never even lived with Mia.

She deferred to me, and I was happy to give her an enormous amount of decision making just as a gift and let her take charge of so many things,” he said. In fact, she told Time, “To think that Woody was in any way a father or stepfather to me is laughable.” Fragoso didn’t hold back and asked Allen if he thought the molestation allegations have affected how people approach his movies (he doesn’t) and if he thinks he’s a “good person.” “I would consider myself … decent as I got older.” Allen said. “When I was younger I was less sensitive, in my 20s. I was never remotely close to Woody.” “Please don’t try and dramatize my relationship with Woody Allen,” she said in a statement to Newsweek. “He was never any kind of father figure to me.

He rarely came to our apartment before his own children were born.” Vehemently denying Mia Farrow’s allegations that Allen had molested the pair’s adopted daughter Dylan Farrow (another major scandal that was simultaneously engulfing the director), Previn continued, “I’m not a retarded little underage flower who was raped, molested and spoiled by some evil stepfather — not by a long shot. Those people that feel–they want to feel that it’s–it’s questionable and not their taste or they–she’s too young for me or she’s Mia’s daughter, and–or whatever they want to think, I’ll take that heat. I’m sorry.” The pair married in Venice in 1997, and Allen’s spokesperson released the following statement: “”Six years ago, Woody and Soon-Yi decided that one day they would come back to Venice and get married. I don’t ever feel that I’m with a hostile or threatening person.” He then floated the notion that there was a paternal dynamic to the relationship. “It’s got a more paternal feeling to it,” he said. “I love to do things to make her happy. One of the truly lucky things that happened to me in my life.” As for his relationship with Farrow, he acknowledged that “there are things that I might have done differently,” and “probably in retrospect I should have bowed out of that relationship much earlier than I did.” Asked whether America was ready to forgive his past scandals during the “Midnight in Paris” press tour, Allen responded: “What was the scandal?

Saying he was surprised by the media frenzy that engulfed the couple back in 1992, Allen said he “didn’t think [he] wasn’t that famous to warrant such interest” and that the media just wanted a juicy story.

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