Jaclyn Smith

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Ryan O'Neal has an angel in his corner.

Jaclyn Smith was on hand to support the Love Story actor as closing statements were made in the civil trial to determine if an Andy Warhol painting of the late Farrah Fawcett belongs to O'Neal or Fawcett's alma mater.

"I think the most important thing would be imagining what Farrah would want," Smith said outside a Los Angeles courthouse on Monday, Dec. 16, the Los Angeles Times reports. "The love of her life was Ryan."

Smith, who costarred with Fawcett on the iconic ABC series Charlie's Angels, later began crying when she hugged O'Neal and Fawcett's son Redmond during a court break, tearfully telling him, "Your mom raised you right."

Fawcett, who passed away in 2009 after a long battle with cancer, left her extensive art collection to the University of Texas in Austin in her will.

Farrah Fawcett, Warhol painting, Ryan O'Neal

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Both O'Neal and Fawcett received paintings from the famous artist in 1980, after a visit to his New York City studio.

The school is currently in possession of one of the Warhol pieces, which is slightly different from the one O'Neal has, and showcases the artwork in its Blanton Museum of Art.

The legal battle began in 2011, when the university sued the veteran actor demanding that he give them the second painting.

O'Neal vehemently disagreed, however, alleging that the portrait was a gift from the artist to him personally.

"[Andy] said [Farrah] could keep the portrait he was going to paint for her, and I said, 'Good,' and he said he would give one to me, too," O'Neal testified earlier in the case.

Meanwhile, Smith said on Monday that she is confident O'Neal will be victorious. "In Ryan winning, Farrah wins," the actress remarked.

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