Recently, Clint Eastwood and his wife of 17 years, Dina, have separated. As of Tuesday, October 22, 2013, Dina has filed for divorce. Here are the 5 Fast Facts on the sad news as well as on the wonderful Dina Eastwood.
1. Dina Is Seeking Full Custody in the Divorce
According to The Washington Post, Dina filed for divorce on October 22, 2013, citing irreconcilable differences in Monterey County Superior Court in Carmel, California. Currently, Dina is seeking spousal support and full custody of their 16-year-old daughter Morgan.
This divorce comes as a surprise to many as Dina had withdrawn her papers for legal separation on October 7, 2013.
2. Clint Met Dina When She Was a Journalist
Dina Eastwood is an accomplished journalist and she actually met Clint while on the job. The two met when she was assigned to interview Clint for her TV news station. Wikipedia describes Dina's career in the following paragraph:
In 1990, Ruiz was hired as a reporter, and eventually a news anchor, for KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona. About a year later, she was hired at KSBW in the Monterey-Salinas, California market as a news anchor. She retired in 1997. On February 8, 2011, as Dina Ruiz-Eastwood, she returned to anchor the 5 p.m. newscast with weeknight anchor Dan Green. In 1998, Ruiz-Eastwood was host of a television show that was put together by the California Teachers Association. The show, A Quest for Excellence, featured students, teachers, and administrators and their daily challenges.
Dina even played a reporter on-screen in a couple of Clint's movies, True Crime and Blood Work.
3. Dina Starred in the Reality Show Mrs. Eastwood and Company
If you've ever seen Mrs. Eastwood and Company, then you fell in love with Dina Eastwood. She has such a great spirit about her. She's fun, creative, modest, and a great humanitarian. Check out the above clip of Dina with daughter Morgan and step-daughter Francesca, along with their maid Lisa, as everyone tries to make Dina less of a hoarder. It's very cute.
4. She Is Supportive of All Clint's Children
— Dina Eastwood (@DinaEastwood) August 23, 2013
Dina Eastwood is a very loving, hands-on mother who has a great relationship with not only her daughter Morgan, but her step children as well. She's very supportive and Clint's children Scott and Francesca love her just as she does them. Watch the below clip from Mrs. Eastwood and Company to get a glimpse at the relationship Francesca and Dina have.
Dina is a wonderful mother all around. Her Twitter tagline even reads:
Morgan's mom, Lucky Step-monster, and recipient of love from the coolest family and friends i can imagine.
5. Dina Grew Up In Modest Beginnings
— Dina Eastwood (@DinaEastwood) July 10, 2012
Raised in Fremont, California, Dina wasn't born with a silver spoon in her mouth. Her father was a teacher and, like her father, Dina is a hard-worker who still knows the value of a dollar. The strong woman that Dina Eastwood is, she should pull through this just fine. Unfortunately, Clint has already moved on with girlfriend Erica. For more information on this, click the below link: