At the height of their marital crisis, Clint Eastwood and his ex-wife Dina Ruiz were involved in a romantic quartet with a separated couple. Read on for all the details.
Clint Eastwood is a seasoned Hollywood star who has spent over six decades in the movie industry. Although it remains relevant in the days of modern Hollywood, the star has taken its place in classical cinema and received numerous accolades.
The Hollywood icon known for the successful 1966 film “The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly” wasn’t always interested in celebrity as an actor, but as soon as he was bitten by the cinema, he could not go back.
Actor Clint Eastwood at an event. [L’acteur Clint Eastwood et son ex-femme Dina Ruiz lors d’un événement. [Droite] | Photo : Getty Images
Eastwood was born in San Francisco to a family of public servants. Growing up, he became interested in mechanics and music, but he did many odd jobs to get by during his youthful years.
It wasn’t until the mid-1950s that the actor hit the big screen, making his acting dreams come true. He has starred in “Rawhide”, “A Fistful of Dollars”, “Million Dollar Baby”, “The Mule”, “The Outlaw Josey Wales”, and many more.
Clint Eastwood visits “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” at Rockefeller Center on September 6, 2016 in New York City. | Photo: Getty Images
He has also made appearances in various television shows, and his stunning performances have been duly recognized with numerous awards.
For a long time, the cinema legend dazzled his audience with a high-level interpretation of his roles. However, Eastwood’s love life could rival her on-screen drama, as it spans two failed marriages, numerous affairs, and 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 the Hyatt Regency Century Plaza on January 28, 2006 in Los Angeles, California, California. | Photo: Getty Images
The father of eight is 23 when he gets married for the first time. In 1953, he married Maggie Johnson after meeting her on a date arranged six months earlier. Eastwood and Johnson remained married for thirty years, and their union gave birth to two children – Kylie and Alison.
Despite many highlights, their marriage was eventful. In 1964, the actor had another daughter, Kimber, born from his relationship with Roxanne Tunis.
American film star Clint Eastwood in one of the westerns that made him famous. | Photo: Getty Images
He then learns that he had another daughter, Laurie, with an unidentified mother who had the child adopted ten years earlier.
Despite these findings, Eastwood and Johnson remain together to weather the storm. But it was only a matter of time before their marriage ended. In 1984, the couple broke many hearts when they declared their divorce.
Photo of legendary Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood. | Photo: Getty Images
LEARN MORE ABOUT HER LOVE LIFE
After the end of her first marriage, the icon of “La Mule” fell in love again. This time with “Million Dollar Baby” director Dina Ruiz, from whom he later divorced.
Two divorces and numerous relationship scandals haven’t stopped the Hollywood star from trying her luck again. In 2014, he entered into a relationship with his current girlfriend, Christina Sandera. The lovers met at the Mission Ranch hotel in Eastwood, 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 have settled down and are at peace with each other.
Clint Eastwood in Beverly Hills on January 03, 2020 in Los Angeles, California. | Photo: Getty Images
Since entering into a romantic relationship, the actor has shown nothing but loyalty and affection towards his partner. Although Clint Eastwood is head over heels in love with Sandera, he has no plans to marry her.
One person found to Closer Weekly that for years the movie star has not felt obligated to marry for the third time. According to the source, Eastwood doesn’t see the point in remarrying, and even though he loves his girlfriend, marriage isn’t something he needs.
Clint Eastwood et sa femme Dina Eastwood assistent au LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Clint Eastwood and John Baldessari au Los Angeles County Museum of Art le 5 novembre 2011. | Photo : Getty Images
THE ROMANCE OF EASTWOOD AND RUIZ
Eastwood and Ruiz met in 1993 when the latter interviewed the actor about his movie “Unforgiven”. The movie star said he was drawn to Ruiz’s big doe eyes and outspoken personality.
They started to to frequent and were married in March 1996. After their marriage, they lived in Carmel, California, raising their daughter, Morgan, whom they welcomed in December 1996.
Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina Eastwood arrive at the 14th Annual VH1 Critics’ Choice Awards held at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on January 8, 2009. | Photo: Getty Images
THE BEGINNING OF THEIR MARRIAGE DISASTER
However, when the union publicly ended, both sides were hurt. A source explains that the couple’s marriage began to fall apart when Ruiz appeared on the “Ms. Eastwood and Company” reality show.
The show featured Ruiz, Morgan, Francesca – Eastwood’s daughter from another relationship, an acapella group run by Morgan’s mother, and other family members.
During the show, the mother-of-one often spoke about personal and private details and cried a lot. According to the source, Eastwood was furious with the show because it went against everything he stood for as a quiet person.
So in June 2012, while the show was still on air, the couple’s marriage collapsed. In late 2012 and early 2013, Eastwood and Ruiz appeared to be relying on other people for support.
Surprisingly, they found solace in another former couple. The actor’s former wife spent time with Scott Fisher, a former high school friend who just left Australia and was an assistant coach at the University of Hawaii.
Clint Eastwood and Dina Eastwood at the 10th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at the Shrine Auditorium on February 22, 2004. | Photo: Getty Images
Although Scott has still been finalizing his divorce from his wife for ten years, Erica Fisher, the latter, concerned about her ex-husband’s new relationship, has contacted Eastwood.
The two then had a phone call, have connected and in March 2013, Eastwood and Erica started dating. Even though Ruiz was moving on, the fact that her husband is in a relationship again surprised her.
The revelations, coupled with the breakdown of her marriage, sent Ruiz into depression and anxiety. She quickly enrolled in rehab to deal with emotional stress.
Finally, in October 2013, Ruiz filed for divorce. During an appearance on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show, she said she filed for divorce because she didn’t think she and Eastwood were going to get back together.
Ruiz also believed that she and Eastwood would get back together, but his wish didn’t come true.
Dina Eastwood and Clint Eastwood arrive at the 2008 National Board of Review Awards Gala at Cipriani on January 14, 2009. | Photo: Getty Images
Morgan’s mother married Scott in 2016 while the actor continued his relationship with Erica. Sadly, Eastwood’s romance didn’t last, and the duo went their separate ways.
After their split, Erica and the Hollywood star remained close. He bought a 1950s two-bedroom house with a value of $ 715,000 for his ex-mistress.
At the time, Erica was living in the beautiful mansion 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 have settled their differences and are at peace with each other.