The 28 year old was arrested on Tuesday on drugs charges.
Kevin McEnroe, the son of tennis legend John McEnroe and actress Tatum O’Neal, has found himself the subject of headline news today, after he was arrested on Tuesday. The New York Post reported that the 28 year old was taken into custody after being caught buying various drugs including cocaine and prescription pills from a dealer in New York’s East Village. But despite being the son of one of the most famous tennis players of all time and the youngest ever Academy Award recipient, Kevin had managed to keep a pretty low profile until his arrest. So what do we actually know about Kevin McEnroe?
John McEnroe and family - Getty/John Kempin
When John McEnroe married Tatum O’Neal in 1986, the former World Number 1 tennis player was taking a year long break from his decorated career. McEnroe had already been a three time Wimbledon champion as well as a four time US Open winner. O’Neal, on the other hand, had been the youngest person ever to win an Academy Award when she was named best supporting actress at aged 10 for her role in Paper Moon. However O’Neal’s adult career had been marred by drug problems and she’d made few movie appearances in years leading up to her marriage. Still the actress appeared to be settling down and shortly after her marriage to McEnroe the couple’s first child, Kevin was born.
John and Tatum had three children together before separating in 1992 and officially divorcing two years later. After the divorce, O’Neal’s drug problems resurfaced, and McEnroe eventually gained full custody of the couple’s three children. Kevin, along with his siblings, would then move in with their father and his new wife, musician Patty Smyth. But in 2008 his mother’s problems would make headlines again when she was arrested for buying cocaine near her Manhattan apartment.
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