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December 03, 2021

Clint Eastwood’s Wife of 18 Years Dina Married Her Friend with Whose Ex-wife the Actor Cheated

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At the peak of their marital crisis, Clint Eastwood and his former wife Dina Ruiz got involved in a love quadrangle with an estranged couple. Continue reading to know the full details.

Clint Eastwood is a seasoned Hollywood star with more than six decades spent in the movie industry. While he stays relevant in modern Hollywood times, the star made his mark in classic acting and received many accolades.

The Hollywood icon known for the 1966 hit movie "The Good, The Bad and The Ugly" was not always interested in achieving fame through acting, but as soon as he was bit by the acting bug, there was no turning back.

Actor Clint Eastwood at an event. [Left] | Actor Clint Eastwood and his ex wife Dina Ruiz at an event. [Right] | Photo: Getty Images

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EASTWOOD'S CAREER

Eastwood was born in San Francisco to civil servants. Growing up, he had interests in mechanics and music, but he did many menial jobs to get by in his young adult years.

It was not until the mid-1950s that the actor made it to the big screen, actualizing his acting dreams. Some of his movie credits include "Rawhide," "A Fistful of Dollars," "Million Dollar Baby," "The Mule," "The Outlaw Josey Wales," and many others. 

Clint Eastwood visits "The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon" at Rockefeller Center on September 6, 2016 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images

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He has also made appearances on various television shows, and his stunning performances have been duly rewarded with numerous awards.

For the longest time, the Oscar award-winning legend has dazzled his audience with top-notch delivery of his roles. However, Eastwood's love life could rival his onscreen drama as it spans two failed marriages, numerous affairs, and love children.

Director Clint Eastwood speaks after accepting his Lifetime Achievement Award in the press room 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

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HIS FIRST MARRIAGE

The father of eight was 23 when he first got married. In 1953, he tied the knot with Maggie Johnson after meeting her on a blind date six months prior. Eastwood and Johnson stayed married for thirty years, and their union produced two children — Kylie and Alison.

Despite many high points, their marriage was a turbulent affair. In 1964, the actor fathered another daughter, Kimber, following an affair with Roxanne Tunis. 

American film star Clint Eastwood in one of the westerns which made his name. | Photo: Getty Images

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He then learned that he had fathered yet another daughter, Laurie, with an unidentified mother who put the child up for adoption ten years earlier.

Despite these findings, Eastwood and Johnson stayed together to weather the storm. But it was only a matter of time before their long-term marriage ended. In 1984, the pair broke many hearts when they finalized their divorce.

Photo of Hollywood's legendary actor Clint Eastwood. | Photo: Getty Images

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MORE ABOUT HIS LOVE LIFE

After his first marriage ended, the "The Mule" icon fell in love again. This time, with "Million Dollar Baby" director Dina Ruiz who he later divorced.

Two divorces and many relationship scandals did not stop the Hollywood star from trying again. In 2014, he got involved with his current girlfriend, Christina Sandera. The lovers met at Eastwood's Mission Ranch Hotel, where the beautiful lady worked as a hostess.

Despite the divorce proceedings and the battle over Eastwood's $375 million fortune, the actor and Ruiz settled and are at peace with each other.

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Clint Eastwood at Beverly Hills on January 03, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images

Since they got romantically involved, the actor has shown nothing but loyalty and affection towards his woman. Although Eastwood is head over heels in love with Sandera, he has no intentions of getting married to her.

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An insider revealed to Closer Weekly that for years now, the movie star does not feel compelled to marry for the third time. According to the source, Eastwood sees no point in marrying again, and even though he loves his girlfriend, marriage is not something he needs.

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. | Photo: Getty Images

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EASTWOOD AND RUIZ'S ROMANCE

Eastwood and Ruiz met in 1993 when the latter interviewed the actor about his film "Unforgiven." The movie star said he was attracted to Ruiz's big doe eyes and forthright personality.

They started dating and got married in March 1996. After their marriage, they lived a private life in Carmel, California, raising their daughter, Morgan, whom they welcomed in December 1996.  

Clint Eastwood and wife Dina Eastwood arrive at VH1's 14th Annual Critics' Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8, 2009. | Photo: Getty Images

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THE START OF THEIR MARRIAGE DISASTER

However, when the union ended publicly, both parties were hurt. A source explained that the pair's marriage began to collapse when Ruiz did the reality TV show "Mrs. Eastwood and Company."

The show featured Ruiz, Morgan, Francesca — Eastwood's daughter from another relationship, an acapella group Morgan's mother managed, and other family members.

On the show, the mother of one often spoke about personal and private details and cried a lot. The source said Eastwood was furious with the show as it went against everything he stood for as a private person.

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THE LOVE QUADRANGLE

So, in June 2012, while the show was still airing, the couple's marriage fell apart. By the end of 2012 and the beginning of 2013, Eastwood and Ruiz seemed to be leaning on other people for support.

Surprisingly, they found solace in another former couple. The actor's estranged wife spent time with Scott Fisher, a former high school friend who has just left Australia and was an Assistant coach at the University of Hawaii.

Clint Eastwood and Dina Eastwood during The 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on February 22, 2004. | Photo: Getty Images

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Even though Scott was still in the process of finalizing his divorce from his wife of ten years, Erica Fisher, the latter was concerned with her ex-husband's new relationship and reached out to Eastwood.

The two shared a phone call, connected and in March 2013, Eastwood and Erica started dating. Although Ruiz was slowly moving on, the news of her husband dating again surprised her.

The revelations, coupled with the breakdown of her marriage, caused Ruiz to fall into depression and anxiety. She soon checked into rehab to deal with the emotional stress.

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THEIR DIVORCE

Eventually, in October 2013, Ruiz filed for divorce. During an appearance on Bethenny Frankel's talk show, she said she filed for divorce because she did not think she and Eastwood were coming back together.

Ruiz also thought that she and Eastwood would have a smooth re-entry into the world, but she did not get her wish. 

Dina Eastwood and Clint Eastwood arrive at the 2008 National Board of Review awards gala at Cipriani on January 14, 2009. | Photo: Getty Images

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MOVING ON

Morgan's mother married Scott in 2016 while the actor continued his relationship with Erica. Sadly, Eastwood's romance did not last, and the duo broke up.

After they separated, Erica and the Hollywood star remained close. He purchased a two-bedroom 1950s home worth $715,000 for his ex-mistress.

At the time, Erica lived in the beautiful home with her 22-year-old son Blake Holland. Despite the divorce proceedings and the battle over Eastwood's $375 million fortune, the actor and Ruiz settled their differences and are at peace with each other.

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