Doris Day's New Heartbreak

AMERICA'S Sweetheart Doris Day is caught in a stunning family feud as her estranged grandson reveals the beloved star's deepest secrets, friends say in a blockbuster GLOBE exclusive. Doris hasn't seen grandson Ryan Melcher, 25, since his mother divorced the Hollywood icon's only son, Terry Melcher, in 1997, say pals. Now friends insist Ryan wants to heal the rift - and GLOBE bares his heartbreaking plea to his granny.



February 3, 2009


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Paul on Feb 04, 2009

What a sad situation for Doris. I feel so bad for her. She's been living like a recluse for so long, and the photos Globe showed a few months ago were heartwrenching. Wanting to be called Clara, adopting so many animals, and now this... I wish her all the best.

Doris Fan on Feb 10, 2009

Why can't you people leave Doris alone? She's been retired from show business for years, but yet, the press continues to hound her. She's almost 85 years old, and deserves to be left alone and have some peace.

ms. m. on Feb 21, 2009

I have always loved and admired Doris Day. She is human like the rest of us, and has her share of problems. Leave her be to spend the rest of her life as she sees fit. I wish her the best.

Peg on Feb 25, 2009

I hope she see's the Boy sooner than later. It's never to late to make a new beginning. Family is so important, I think it would be good for both of them to reconcile and love.

Paul on Mar 03, 2009

I just find it sad that her own grandson, her own flesh and blood, had to contact Globe to try and rekindle a relationship with his grandmother. No child should be denied that bond. I can't understand how this could happen. Fences need to be mended before it's too late.

Anonymous on Mar 08, 2009

Doris Day is one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th Century.

That her radiant light still shines is obvious, that the Globe would put her on the first page.

Anonymous on Mar 11, 2009

Anyone is blessed to be related to Doris Day. I hope her grandson realizes this.

Donn on Jun 04, 2009

Her voice is like a warm blanket covering me. Her face is like seeing a longtime friend. The joy she has brought me through the years I could never repay. I hope she receives all the magic and happiness God has for her. Thank you Doris Day, you deserve so much more.

Grace on Nov 28, 2009

There is only so much a grand parent can do when it comes to dealing with the awful heartbreak of being cut off from your grandchildren. Using little kids as 'hostages' is something that does happen, sadly, and the grandparent eventually has to accept the loss, not that they ever forget. The victims in these very very sad situations, are the grandchildren and the grandparents. Those who do this to their children and to the grandparents are selfish and must not realize the profound pain and sorrow they inflict. You can never take back the lost years, and at some point, a grandparent just gives up. The one thing I hope her grandson remembers is the love his grandmother had for him, and that through no fault of her own, he was denied this and now his grandmother probably just wishes to be alone, as she too, has been denied the joy of knowing her grandson since he was 13 years old. 12 years is a long time, and yes, it would be very nice if she could see him before she dies, but maybe she doesn't want to go there, having probably cried a river of tears when her grandson was 'removed' from her life. Yes, it is sad, but it does happen, and to all those parents who have done this, I just hope your children never do it to you, as it is the most heartbreaking loss in the life of a grandparent. Grandparents love their grandchildren, but parents who do this are the ones to blame, not the grandparent, or the grandchildren. As for Ryan, maybe he should have tried to contact his grandmother when he was younger. Too little, too late, sadly. But who knows what he was told, and being young and impressionable, he was a victim.

Anonymous on Dec 12, 2009

Ms. Day I want to thank you for all the wonderful entertainment you gave to us all over the years. I have loved you all my life and think you are one of the most beautiful and talented performers in history! Thank you also for all you do for our animal friends as they are precious commodity. Remember no matter what, "All things are possible with God". Jesus loves you and so do we all here. John 3:16

Grace on Apr 11, 2010

I'm writing again, and hoping to read that Doris Day gets to see her grandson before she dies. I know it is hard to forgive, especially when you have done nothing wrong, but forgiveness, and seeing her beloved Ryan will bring her great happiness and peace, before she leaves this earth. She needs to fill that hole in her heart, before she dies. I am a grndmother, and I went through something similar, and I cried sooo many tears, and no matter how hard I tried to make myself believe that I would get over it, I never did. I had to make the first move, and my grandson is back to his normal self, though I did lose nearly 2 years, 2 years of sorrow,sadness, pain. I would try to contact him. After all, it is not his, nor his grandmother's fault. I'm sure he must still remember his loving grandmodther. From what I read in Globe, Doris was close with her grandson. Emotions cannot be forgotten, and I'm sure he would be happy to see his grandmother, at least one more time. And Doris would be able to leave this earth with her heart fulfilled. I hope upon hope, that they see each other one more time, at least.

Daisy on Aug 26, 2010

I love Doris Day. Her films always make me feel good. If I was her grandchild, I would be so proud. I would do everything to say close to her. She is a terrific actress and a wonderful person who loves animals.

mary on Oct 31, 2010

wow Doris has had a lot of heartbreak in her life especially losing her son. She is an overcomer Bless you Doris.

Nancy on Apr 14, 2011

Please do a follow up story. Let us know if Doris and Ryan have reconciled. My heart aches for both of them. There is no time but the present to mend fences and love one another.