They met when Farrell crossed paths with Taylor's manager at Cedars-Sinai Hospital; Farrell's youngest son Henry was being born and Taylor was having a stent put into her heart.
The next day he called his publicist to send her flowers, only to find that Taylor had already sent him over an orchid. From then on, they were friends.
“She wasn’t much of a sleeper at night like I’m not, so at two o’clock in the morning I’d call her... and the nurse would answer the phone. I’d say, ‘Is she awake?’ I’d be on the phone and I’d hear, ‘Hello?’ And I’d go how’s it going and we’d talk for a half an hour an hour into the wee hours. Really cool.’”
Farrell said they never got physical, but that theirs was a "romantic" relationship.
“It was kind of like the last, it feels like in my head, not hers, I’m projecting,” Farrell said, “But the last kind of romantic relationship I had.”