Woody Allen’s Marriage Has Officially Gone Beyond Just Creepy


Iconic filmmaker Woody Allen has been married
to Soon-Yi Previn for decades, but there are some strange aspects to this coupling. Their union gives new meaning to the term
“blended family,” and get this: she doesn’t even care for his movies! Here’s everything you need to know about this
odd match. Woody Allen supposedly saw no problem dating
Soon-Yi Previn, his ex-girlfriend Mia Farrow’s adopted daughter from Korea, because she wasn’t
a biological child and because he and Mia Farrow had never married. Farrow had adopted Soon-Yi with her boyfriend
before Allen, Andre Previn. “How can they marry? They’re step siblings.” “I’m not her brother and I never was.” “Except for that one year.” “It’s exactly what Woody Allen did.” Allen told Time, “I am not Soon-Yi’s father or stepfather. I’ve never even lived with Mia. I’ve never in my entire life slept at Mia’s
apartment, and I never even used to go over there until my children came along [… ] I
was not a father to her adopted kids in any sense of the word. There’s no downside to it. The only thing unusual is that she’s Mia’s
daughter. But she’s an adopted daughter and a grown
woman. I could have met her at a party or something.” Previn echoed that rationale, telling Time: “To think that Woody was in any way a father
or stepfather to me is laughable. My parents are Andre Previn and Mia, but obviously
they’re not even my real parents. I came to America when I was 7. I was never remotely close to Woody.” Priscilla Gilman, who dated Matthew Previn,
son of Mia Farrow and Andre Previn, told Vanity Fair that Farrow’s other children noticed
something was up with a teenage Soon-Yi and Woody Allen. Gilman recalled: “All of a sudden she started wearing these
incredibly sexy clothes, and putting on these black, really slinky shirts and little skirts
and these pumps and stuff. She would say, ‘Don’t tell Mom. I’m going to a friend’s house.’ And I said to Matthew, ‘I think she has a
secret boyfriend, and I think we should find out who this is.’ And Matthew said, ‘Oh, no, just let her do
her own thing.'” One of Soon-Yi’s longtime tutors, Audrey Seiger,
also had suspicions about Woody’s influence on Soon-Yi. Seiger told Vanity Fair: “Those last six months of high school, there
was a definite change. I have no idea when her relationship started
with him. He was helping her to show her how to dress
and prepare herself to be a model, and he arranged for her to have professional pictures
taken. When I saw the professional pictures, I was
very surprised, because Soon-Yi looked so glamorous.” Vanity Fair reported that Farrow discovered
Allen’s relationship with Soon-Yi when she found a stack of racy photos of her daughter
at Allen’s home. Allen took the photos of Soon-Yi, claiming
they were a tool to kick-start her modeling career. Allen told Time: “Soon-Yi had talked about being a model and
said to me would I take some pictures of her without her clothes on. At this time we had an intimate relationship,
so I said sure, and I did. […] I said, ‘Look, our relationship has
been over for some time. We should go our separate ways. The important thing is that we do what is
right for our children.’” Farrow was then awarded custody in 1993 by
the New York State Supreme Court. According to The New York Times, Acting Justice
Elliott Wilk described Allen as a self-absorbed, untrustworthy and insensitive father. The Times said Wilk issued a scathing 33-page
decision that: “[…] denounced Mr. Allen for carrying on
an affair with Soon-Yi Previn, trying to pit family members against one another and lacking
knowledge of the most basic aspects of his children’s lives.” “Nobody likes me now. I’m in a house full of enemies.” In terms of his children’s thoughts on his
relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, Woody Allen seems equally baffled by any resistance. When asked about his kids’ feelings, the filmmaker
told Time: “I don’t think they think of ‘sleeping with.’ They only know what is constantly drummed
into them. And I don’t think my children feel any lack
of affection or any rivalry. Soon-Yi and I will be very, very cognizant
of their situation and feelings.” When a judge asked Allen about the consequences
of sleeping with someone his children may view as a sister, the filmmaker replied: “I didn’t see it that way. I’m sorry.” In 1992, Woody Allen told Time that Mia Farrow
was the one who prompted him to forge a relationship with Soon-Yi Previn, though likely not the
kind of relationship that ultimately transpired. “Mia had encouraged me to get to know her. She would say, ‘Take a walk with Soon-Yi,
do something with her. Try and make friends with her, she’s not really
as hostile to you as you might think.’ Mia thought it was fine I took her to the
game […] And we struck up a relationship. It was strictly — I don’t want to say an
intellectual relationship, because I’m not saying we were discussing Kant or anything,
but we chatted about different things.” The New York Post reported that after Mia
Farrow found out about Woody Allen’s relationship with her daughter, she sent Soon-Yi to work
at a children’s summer camp in Maine in June 1992. The job didn’t last, but Farrow didn’t know
that. According to the Post, Farrow later found
out that Previn had been fired from the camp because Allen was bombarding her with calls. Farrow supposedly didn’t even know where her
daughter was until she saw paparazzi photos of Previn outside Allen’s apartment. Allen told Time that the reason he kept his
relationship with Soon-Yi a secret from Mia, at least initially, was because he didn’t
necessarily think it would last. He stated: “For all I knew I might have just been a little
footnote in Soon-Yi’s life, and then she would later say, ‘Well, I had a little flirtation
with my mother’s boyfriend at the end of their relationship.'” He told NPR, “I started the relationship with her and I
thought it would just be a fling. It wouldn’t be serious, but it had a life
of its own. And I never thought it would be anything more. Then we started going together, then we started
living together, and we were enjoying it. And the age difference didn’t seem to matter. It seemed to work in our favor actually.” Just how big is that age difference? Previn was 27 years old and Allen was 62 when
they wed in 1997. The filmmaker told NPR: “I’m 35 years older, and somehow, through
no fault of mine or hers, the dynamic worked. I was paternal. She responded to someone paternal.” When news of their relationship broke, Soon-Yi
Previn issued a statement to Newsweek defending her romance with Woody Allen and alleging
that Mia Farrow abused her. Previn stated: “I think Mia would have been just as angry
if [Allen] had taken up with another actress or his secretary. […] I’m a psychology major at college who
fell for a man who happens to be the ex-boyfriend of Mia. I admit it’s offbeat, but let’s not get hysterical. The tragedy here is that, because of Mia’s
vindictiveness, the children must suffer. I will always have a feeling of love for her
because of the opportunities she gave me, but it’s hard to forgive much that followed.” Soon-Yi Previn’s statement was powerful, but
some insiders believe those eloquent words actually belonged to Allen. One source told Vanity Fair: “Soon-Yi doesn’t know half those words, what
they mean.” Woody Allen seemed baffled at the backlash
he faced over his romance with Soon-Yi Previn, and he was especially taken aback at the notion
that Mia Farrow may not adapt well to the relationship. After Farrow found out about Allen’s relationship
with Previn, sources told Vanity Fair that he broke down sobbing and asked Farrow to
marry him, allegedly saying the affair with her daughter was probably good for Soon-Yi’s
self esteem. Playwright pal Leonard Gershe, who was Farrow’s
next-door neighbor in New York, told the magazine: “[Allen’s] whole attitude about it was as
though it were a breach of etiquette. […] [Farrow] couldn’t believe what was coming
out of him. And then she slapped him.” Speaking to The Hollywood Reporter in 2016,
Woody Allen talked about his wife’s past: “She had a very, very difficult upbringing
in Korea: She was an orphan on the streets, living out of trash cans and starving as a
6-year-old. And she was picked up and put in an orphanage.” He seemingly left out the part about Mia Farrow
adopting Soon-Yi Previn, opting to give himself a lot of credit instead: “And so I’ve been able to really make her
life better. I provided her with enormous opportunities,
and she has sparked to them. She’s educated herself… got a college degree
and went to graduate school, and she has traveled all over with me now. She’s very sophisticated… she has just become
a different person. So the contributions I’ve made to her life
have given me more pleasure than all my films.” In 2011, Woody Allen told The Guardian that
his wife isn’t a fan of his work. Allen stated: “She’s never taken me seriously really. She thinks that I’m very good at what I do
and absolutely terrible at everything else. And she’s probably not far off.” Allen added: “People thought when I first married her that,
because of this big age difference, I’d married someone who’d idolize me. But that wasn’t the case at all. […] She’s just not that interested in them.” Woody Allen acknowledged the inequality in
his relationship with Soon-Yi Previn in a 2005 interview with Vanity Fair, but he said
he believed that imbalance was a positive thing. The filmmaker claimed: “All the women that I went out with were basically
my age. Two years younger. Ten years was the maximum. Now, here, it just works like magic.” Allen may not have been entirely truthful
about his relationship past. According to the New York Post, Allen dated
high school student Stacey Nelkin when he was in his forties. It was Nelkin who reportedly inspired his
iconic 1979 film Manhattan. “I was one of those girls who was always
looking for a daddy, and I would imagine Soon-Yi had the same kind of issues.” “So that’s what attracted you to Woody?” “Oh, very much so.” It’s a ‘good-luck thing’ Unconventional and controversial as it may
be, Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn’s marriage has outlasted the unions of many of their
entertainment industry peers. A then-79-year-old Allen described it like
this in a 2015 NPR interview: “I’m a big believer in luck. I feel that you can’t orchestrate those things. Two people come along, and they have a trillion
exquisite needs and neuroses and nuances, and they have to mesh. And if one of them doesn’t mesh, it causes
a lot of trouble. It’s like the trace vitamin not being in your
body. It’s a tiny little thing, but if you don’t
have it, you die.” Previn has also described their love story
in grand fashion, via an email to Vulture. “I think Woody liked the fact that I had chutzpah
when he first kissed me and I said, ‘I wondered how long it was going to take you to make
a move. From the first kiss I was a goner and loved
him.” After Soon-Yi spoke with Vulture about her
marriage to Woody Allen and her estrangement from adoptive mother Mia Farrow, the author
of the 2018 profile spoke out and claimed that Allen would have preferred the story
not to run at all. Writer Daphne Merkin told the New York Post: “There was no influence [from Allen on the
story], other than he told me more than once to pull the piece. He just thought: ‘Don’t.'” Merkin happens to be a friend of Allen’s,
but Vulture’s parent publication, New York Magazine, released in a statement: “This was always meant to be told as Soon-Yi’s
account. We knew from the time that we got the first
draft that other people involved would dramatically disagree; we worked carefully to represent
their perspective in the story.” In the end, Merkin was heavily criticized
for the piece, which was perceived by some as biased. She told the New York Post: “I felt I was opening the door on their townhouse
and showing us an odd but affecting couple. […] It’s strange how critics don’t think
Soon Yi deserves to be heard, that the abuse she suffered because it was at the hands of
a woman and not a man, is somehow less valid. My intention was to let a silenced woman’s
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  1. This is the most disgusting relationship, sorted and still perverted. During the time when Mia had the two children, Woody Wood Pecker where living under one roof when the girl was 9 years old. He watched her grow up. Get the heck out of here!

  2. Why is it any of anyone's business what anyone does ? To put it bluntly, you are being nosey & interfering with someone else's life ! You are not perfect & neither is anyone else ! If people like you would mind their own DAMN business, people would be able to live happier lives

  3. No you are a pedohille sick fuck weirdo. Woody Allen is a sick man just like all the other devils who interferes with underage children……

  4. So Bill Clinton can get a BJ from a young girl, woody Allen can go after his girlfriend’s daughter and they are excepted and treated like royalty but trump says grab them by the pussy and is treated like a pariah?? Yep liberal logic..makes sense to me

  5. He wasn’t her stepfather. They were never married. She was not his daughter. A lot of men are attracted to younger women

  6. Woody Allen is a sociopathic pedophile … he is unable to form healthy relationships with women of his own generation.

    Sun Yi is one messed up girl!

    Did these two have KIDS together?? I wouldn’t trust them near Woody…

  7. This can only be understood by reincarnation philosophy. Woody Allen and Soon-Yi Previn were a married actor couple in their previous life. In South Korea. He became fascinated with Hollywood and the American lifestyle and that's why he was born in Brooklyn. Because the couple was attached to each other by nature's way they again met.

  8. What is a man in his 50s even doing with an impressionable teenager in the first place? Never mind that she's your wife's young daughter. Since when is a parent by adoption "not a real parent" ? Creepy, perverted , dirty , old pedophile !

  9. they're both monsters; allen &soon that is. he's pompous and demeaning she's ungrateful loathsome. I think see a self gratifying biography

  10. He is a disgusting paedophile. If he were a Black man he would have been imprisoned immediately without a moment's thought given to it. If he were a poor White man, he would have been imprisoned with a bit more thought. But he was wealthy!

  11. Over the years I have always wondered if Mia ever reflected on the irony of this situation. When she was in her 20's, she got pregnant for her then friend, Dory Previn's husband. Dory ended up in a psychiatric hospital. Mia went to marry Andre. The folly of youth and immaturity of the aged…

  12. Let men guess, his youngest child adopted a ten year old girl from Korea and now Woody Allen is hanging out with her and divorcing Soon Yi?

  13. This marriage made it hard to believe he did not molest his biological daughter – he was found innocent and yes the ex wife could have made it up as revenge but the man did not do any favors for himself with this

  14. What’s frightening is that there is no way that’s a 2 sided thing.. shes was not old enough to make that decision.. she’s prob so reliant on him.. all them gifts, that manipulation… it’s scary!!! And creepy!

  15. So a real adult woman was too challenging for Woody Allen who preferred a little girl with a big daddy complex whom he could mould into the perfect wife – educated but dependant. This man is disgusting and I've always hated Allen's films which are creepy as all hell.

  16. Interesting story. I file this under “Not my monkeys, not my circus.” Every character in this story is shady. I do feel bad for Soon-Yi though.

  17. He was grooming her all her life. He turned her off from her family and essentially brainwashed her. It’s sad because he’s the only one she has on her side in the US. To me she always seems lonely.

  18. Soon-Yi clearly latched on to the first male that gave her adequate attention and its understanding why she would when Woody was grooming her during her adolescence. I honestly feel bad for her, she doesn't know what a true boyfriend/ husband without the father attachment.

  19. Thanks Nicki for revealing the truth and how his lies and lies of omission still won't stick. No matter how much money he has or how many films he's made. The front runner to Weinstein. Yuck!

  20. He's always creeped me out. This relationship is disgusting and how he tries to justify it is even more disgusting. Period.

  21. No one doubts that Woody's relationship with Soon-Yi was anything near intellectual. He's getting old and she will sort him out royally, as they do. Silly old man.

  22. I encourage you to read the article “A Son Speaks Out” by Moses Farrow, who is Soon-Yi’s stepbrother. Good to get both sides of the story.

  23. He is just gross. And hello when can a face that is flat as a pancake ever be considered model material? Soon Yi is just damn ugly then and now.

  24. Years ago, I predicted Woody Allen and Soon-yi would stay together. Everybody told me it wouldn't last. What happened was Woody hit the male wall – He grew up. She came along right on time. I'm a 71 year old male, 46 years married. I would highly advise young women today (under 30, even under 25) to marry guys over 35 who have their careers going. But both the young women and even too many guys over 35 are still immature. The young women can't see their way clear to a mature man, and mature guys even over 35 are hard to find. But they're out there. young ladies look in the churches. But too many young are unchurched and not committed religiously. It's sad. "Seek first the Kingdom of God and all else will be given you." Woody religious? Probably still not, but he finally is committed, and that's the beginnings of virtue.

  25. Woody and Sun Yi adopted two girls. I saw a picture of all four of them together – it looked like they were in a park or walking along a sidewalk – and Woody had his arm draped around the shoulders of one of the girls with his hand hanging down in front of her chest. The look in both girls' faces was disturbing, like they had too many secrets. They looked to be in the 10 to 12 age range.

  26. Woody Allen groomed Soon-Yi. She may deny it, but she won’t see it until he is gone (and rolling around in the Will money she gets).

  27. Incestuous. He DIDNT meet her at a party. Anyone who goes from dating a partner to that partners child has no sense of morality anyway. Apart from being not attractive this woman is bereft of loyalty to the woman who raise her and seems to be a money hungry ignoranus. In a documentary of their life she was speaking to Allen like dirt and he accepted it So.

  28. I just can't understand what these women seen in him! He's not attractive at all, and he has no personality, besides being a dirty old man!

  29. Hes trying to denounce the narrative that he was in no way a paternal figure in her life; then uses the word "parternal" to describe their relationship. Hes so gross. He likes being her "daddy" figure. Nasty

  30. He has a "Prince Andrew compex" in his total sense of entitlement and jaw-dropping blindness to his own immorality (and creepiness).

  31. That pervert was trying set up a modelling career for his step daughter! OMG she is as ugly as him, but I bet it would've taken off, where there's shit there's money. No amount of fame and fortune can disguise what happened here. It's disgusting! But he had the backing of his A list Hollywood pals, some of whom are now jumping on the Me Too bandwagon. Did they all grow a set of morals cos it seems to me they thought it was ok to hit on kids. It stinks to high heaven.

  32. I heard that during the custody hearings, he said he did not know his own children's birth dates. Not important to HIM, of course. And remember that Ronan Farrow's name was originally Satchel, named after Satchel Paige, a famous African-American ball player (Woody worships sports heroes). A bit of info on Ronan's former namesake: "According to Paige, his nickname originated from childhood work toting bags at the train station. He said he was not making enough money at a dime a bag, so he used a pole and rope to build a contraption that allowed him to cart up to four bags at once. Another kid supposedly yelled, "You look like a walking satchel tree."[11] A different story was told by boyhood friend and neighbor, Wilber Hines, who said he gave Paige the nickname after he was caught trying to steal a bag.

    On July 24, 1918, just 17 days after his 12th birthday, Leroy (Satchel) was sentenced to six years—or until his 18th birthday, whichever came first -– at the Alabama Reform School for Juvenile Negro Law-Breakers in Mount Meigs, Alabama. It is commonly believed that he was sent off to reform school because of shoplifting. New research shows that it was the rock throwing battles that Leroy and friends engaged in against the white boys of the nearby Oakdale School that was the major reason he was sentenced to reform school." So he names his kid after him!

  33. Evil Zionists at work enslaving young girls for their own sick fantasy privileged! Zionists must be prosecuted! Disgusting to the core!!!

  34. When he is dead Soon-Yi will claim that she was just a child and how he manipulated her blah blah, she is a conniving ungrateful bitch and Allen is a filthy old paedophile.

  35. I'm sickened by the whole story again,isn't it a bit rich that they made up so many bullshit stories not just once to…in my eye's he's just a dirty old man,who knows, money talks..but can you imagine he probably put her to bed at the age of 7, was he having thoughts of her then,..🚼🎄🎄🎄

  36. Every bad comment about Woody Allen and Soon – Yi is only about jealousy. They are jealous of a good relationship. I wish people would stop the judging already. That is what is really weird. Why do they care to comment… bc they are jealous. So sad they can't find their own happiness.

  37. Gross!!! Imagine hating your own mother that much that you’d sleep with her husband, your own step father to get back at her xx

  38. The title to this video make it seem it has recently gone creepy.

    That ship has pretty much sailed, by not the ship has been decommissioned and out of service.

  39. Farrow and Previn were married. Andre Previn was married to Dory Previn when Mia Farrow seduced Andre.
    Mia's brother is in prison for child molestation.

  40. Woody Allen may be a great film maker and actor, but he is downright creepy. Looks aren't everything, but he definitely is an ugly man.

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