logo
Getty Images
Source: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood’s Daughter Alison Once Defended Dad amid Yearlong Divorce Battle with 2nd Wife

Gaone Pule
Oct 14, 2021
01:20 P.M.
Share this pen
FacebookFacebookTwitterTwitterLinkedInLinkedInEmailEmail

Actor Clint Eastwood separated from his wife Dina Eastwood nearly ten years ago. Their divorce sparked rumors of a heated argument between the two, which according to his daughter Alison, were inaccurate.

Advertisement

In September 2013, Clint Eastwood’s daughter Alison Eastwood came to his defense following speculations that his divorce from ex-wife Dina Eastwood was filled with drama.

The former couple had been married for 17 years, and according to Alison, they remained cordial even after their split. The actress addressed the reports in an interview with People.

Alison Eastwood at The Steven J. Ross Theatre on the Warner Bros. Studio lot on October 23, 2007 in Burbank, California, the next image shows, Dina Ruiz-Eastwood during 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and the last showing Clint Eastwood at Warner Bros. Studios on February 5, 2018 in Burbank, California | Photo: Getty Images

Alison Eastwood at The Steven J. Ross Theatre on the Warner Bros. Studio lot on October 23, 2007 in Burbank, California, the next image shows, Dina Ruiz-Eastwood during 75th Diamond Jubilee Celebration at University of Southern California in Los Angeles, and the last showing Clint Eastwood at Warner Bros. Studios on February 5, 2018 in Burbank, California | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

ALL GOOD

At the time, news reports stated Clint, then-83, and Dina, then-48, had an argument that threatened to ruin Alison’s wedding to longtime boyfriend, Stacy Poitras. However, she said the complete opposite happened:

“We had an amazing wedding. It was a wonderful night. My father and Dina were cordial, and it was a beautiful family affair.”

The exes had been living apart for a while before they parted ways. At the time, the news reporter took to social media and noted she had no hard feelings towards her former husband.

Clint Eastwood and wife Dina Eastwood attend LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood and wife Dina Eastwood attend LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 5, 2011 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Advertisement

Taking to Twitter, Dina wrote she did not enjoy reading negative comments about Eastwood, saying he is a wonderful, good-natured brilliant person.

She added that no matter what, she could attest to that statement. A source close to the couple revealed the pair were great together. Sharing their marriage was more of a close, loving friendship.

Advertisement

THE CRACKS

However, something broke within the duo’s union, and multiple sources revealed it all came tumbling down when Dina did the “Mrs. Eastwood and Company.”

It was a reality show that featured the couple’s kids and Overtone, the acapella group the TV news anchor managed. Eastwood made a few appearances as a guest star, and according to People, he appeared uncomfortable.

An insider revealed the Hollywood legend was furious about the show as it went against everything he stood for. According to the source, Eastwood is incredibly private, and Dina exposed his kids on TV, which was not a happy period for them.

Advertisement
Clint Eastwood during the 58th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

Clint Eastwood during the 58th Annual Directors Guild Of America Awards at Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California | Photo: Getty Images

By June 2012, their marriage fell apart; the film director had stopped wearing his wedding band. Even though they were still living under the same roof, at their family home in Carmel, the two slept in separate rooms, multiple sources confirmed.

Advertisement

At the end of that same year, insiders disclosed Dina started leaning on a friend from high school Scott Fisher who was finalizing his divorce from Erica Fisher at the time.

The pair had been married for ten years, court papers stated. Things worsened for Eastwood and Dina as Erica started reaching out to the “Cry Macho” star in early 2013.

Advertisement

CHECKING INTO REHAB

Eastwood himself returned Erica’s calls, and the two sparked to each other, and by March that year, they were dating. Dina found out about their romance shortly after Alison’s wedding.

A family source revealed the mom of one was stunned by the news and did not know what to make of it, adding she went into a tailspin.

Soon after learning about their relationship, Dina checked herself into rehab in Arizona due to the cause of stress. However, an insider disclosed the real reason was her shock over Eastwood and Erica’s relationship.

Advertisement

DIVORCE & CUSTODY BATTLE

Months later, Dina grew close to Scott, and they became a couple even though a source claimed they took things slowly amid all the chaos.

In October 2020, Dina and Eastwood finalized their divorce. The actress filed in October 2013, but the then-estranged couple had been fighting for custody over their only child together, Morgan Eastwood, and spousal support.

Seeing that their daughter had already turned eighteen during the period of their separation, there was no longer a need for custody.

Advertisement

ABOUT MORGAN

On December 12, 1996, Morgan was born in Los Angeles, California, and was named after her maternal grandmother. The youngster starred alongside her father in the movie “Changeling” back in 2008.

The 24-year-old actress grew up having an everyday life and has three half-siblings. She is the niece of Dominic V. Ruiz and Jade Marx-Berti.

Advertisement

FACTS ABOUT DINA

As for her mother, the “KSBW” star was born Dina Marie Ruiz in 1965. She graduated from Mission San Jose High School Fremont and anchored for “Newsline” for Ohlone College Television.

Dina graduated in 1988, and two years later, she was hired as a reporter. A year after that, she got a job at “KSBW” as a news anchor. She and Eastwood first met while doing an interview in 1993.

On March 31, 1996, the couple tied the knot and had their daughter Morgan within their union. Dina retired from “KBSW to spend more time with her husband and child.

Advertisement
Advertisement

DINA REMARRIES

Now that she and Eastwood are no longer together, Dina remarried Scott at the Bacara Resort and Spa in Santa Babara, California, in 2016.

The bride and groom donned white outfits for their special day at the time. Dina took to Instagram, sharing snaps from their wedding, and said she was still on cloud nine.

Advertisement

Meanwhile, despite continuing to date Erica back then, her ex-husband Eastwood moved on with Christina Sandera, a hostess from his Mission Ranch Hotel in Carmel.

The pair have been dating for years and even live together. Sandera moved in with Eastwood at the family house he used to share with Dina, Closer Weekly reported at the time.

Advertisement

NO MARRIAGE YET FOR CLINT

However, despite being cooped up under the same roof, Eastwood has revealed he does not feel the need to get married for the third time around. This year, a source told US Weekly that the “Gran Torino” actor loves Sandera, but he does not need marriage.

He and the 56-year-old have been dating since 2014. An insider has also revealed the blonde beauty has already met Eastwood’s kids and that they all adore her. She and Eastwood made their debut as a couple when they attended the Oscars together in 2015.

Advertisement
info
Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Advertisement
Related posts

Barbara Walters Believed Clint Eastwood Was the One Who Got Away after Their 'Sad Love Story'

February 16, 2022

Clint Eastwood’s Son Used Mom’s Last Name as Aspiring Actor - Dad Refused to Give Him a Loan for 1st His Car

February 11, 2022

Chuck Norris ‘Didn’t Need DNA’ to Accept the Love Child He Did Not Know for 26 Years Because of Her Mom

February 23, 2022

Mel Gibson's Ex & Mom of His Kid Went Bankrupt after He Left ⁠— She Could Not Pay Debts & Had $10 in Cash

March 21, 2022