Clint Eastwood on January 6, 2017, at Four Seasons Los Angeles | Source: Getty Images
He’s been in a lot of relationships, both serious and casual, ranging in intensity and duration with some overlap. However, who are these women that succumbed to his charms?
In 1953, Eastwood began dating model Maggie Johnson. Regretfully, they got divorced in 1984 after thirty years of marriage. However, their union was not without its difficulties.
On October 1, 1959, actor Clint Eastwood and his spouse Maggie Johnson were pictured at home. | Source: Getty Images
Between 1959 and 1973, in between their thirty-year marriage, Eastwood had numerous additional liaisons and clandestine relationships, including one with stuntwoman Roxanne Tunis.
He met model Sondra Locke after ending his affair with Tunis, and the two moved in together in 1975. After living together for nine years, Eastwood formally divorced Maggie Johnson. But he also dated flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves when he was dating Locke.
Actress Frances Fisher and Eastwood were romantically involved in the early to mid-1990s. The actor from “Unforgiven” wed Dina Ruiz as his second wife in 1996. Ruiz was the one, Eastwood believed, who would actually force him to settle down for good out of all the women he had dated and married. He said to The Independent, according to ABC News:
“This is the woman I prefer monogamy with, in my opinion.”
Sadly, the couple’s 17-year marriage ended in divorce in 2013. But a year later, Eastwood would meet Christina Sandera, a hotel restaurant waitress, and the two have been together ever since.
The Eastwood Kids are who?
The “Absolute Power” actor has fathered eight children with six different women during his partnerships and marriages. Laurie Murray was his first child, but Eastwood didn’t know she existed until they got back in touch when she was thirty. Her mother’s identity is still unknown.
Kimber Eastwood, a producer and makeup artist, was born on June 17, 1964, parents Roxanne Tunis. She is the second child of the Eastwood family. The actor’s son, Kyle Eastwood, was born to Maggie Johnson, his first wife. He plays bass in the band The Kyle Eastwood Quartet.
Kyle’s younger sister, Alison Eastwood, was born on May 22, 1972. Her on-screen debut was in the 1980 film “Bronco Billy.” She is an actor. Among many other shows, she has made appearances in “Friends and Lovers” and “Poolhand Junkies.”
The most well-known and the sixth of the film legend’s children is Scott Eastwood. He was born on March 21, 1986, and has continued in his father’s footsteps by making appearances in films such as “An American Crime” and “Trouble With The Curve.”
Born on March 2, 1988, Kathryn Eastwood is the younger sister of Scott. Her acting credits include “American Virus,” “Virus of the Dead,” and “Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted.” She is also a scriptwriter.
Francesca, an actress and television personality, is the second youngest child of Eastwood. She has made appearances in the reality series Mrs. Eastwood & Company as well as Jersey Boys. She was born in 1993 as a result of Eastwood’s union with Frances Fisher, an actress.
Morgan, the youngest member of the Eastwood family, was born on December 12, 1996, to Eastwood and Dina Ruiz, his second wife. She is an actress, well-known for “Million Dollar Baby” and “Mrs. Eastwood & Company,” just like her father and the majority of her siblings.
There were advantages and cons to having Eastwood as a father when you were a child. Eastwood had a hectic schedule and was frequently out of town. But he would frequently drool his children into movie sets.
Scott would also acknowledge that, despite being “old school,” he instilled a strong sense of health consciousness in his children from an early age. Thanks to Eastwood, they have also grown up with honesty.
GET TO KNOW THE BEST FRIEND HE WILL NEVER MARRY
Having experienced multiple unsuccessful relationships, Eastwood was fortunate to rediscover love with Christina Sandera, who is 33 years his junior. Eastwood decided to date someone who did not share his notoriety and constant attention for the first time.
At Sandera’s job as a hostess at Eastwood’s Mission Ranch Hotel, the vibrant blonde and the actor first crossed paths. They met in 2014 and fell in love right away. They have been together ever since.
She and her ex-husband had a contentious divorce in the past, with allegations of domestic abuse, but since she began dating Eastwood, her life has been quite drama-free. After a little over nine years of dating, Sandra has gained the affection of the Eastwood kids. A source informed Closer Weekly:
“He’s truly happy with her. His kids also enjoy her because she’s laid back and enjoyable. She shares his level of equilibrium.
Nevertheless, despite their shared affection and regard for one another, Eastwood has publicly stated that he will not be legally marrying Sandra for the following reasons, according to a source:
“Clint doesn’t think getting married again is worthwhile. He doesn’t need a marriage because he loves Christina.
WHERE IS THE HOME OF EASTWOOD?
The “Cry Macho” actor made the decision to live “out there when he’s got all those acres,” in contrast to many other Hollywood celebrities who opt to live in Los Angeles. He and his girlfriend now reside in Mission Ranch in Carmel, where he made his home.
Built in the first part of 1850, the ranch was on the verge of disrepair when Eastwood bought it. Since then, he has made a number of upgrades to the property, which now features thirty-one opulent guest rooms, a remodeled restaurant and bar, and some of California’s most breathtaking views. It also features a tennis court and a fitness center.
However, the ranch is more than just a location the actor discovered and bought. He discovered the ranch while searching for a quick, inexpensive dinner and a Coke as a recruit at the neighboring Fort Ord when he was twenty-one years old. It was not, however, the magnificent location that it is now.
Formerly the Fort Ord officers’ club and dairy farm, it was transformed into a low-key restaurant and motel. And upon seeing the location, he felt a desire to settle there.
Clint Eastwood, an American film actor and director, is pictured here at his Pebble Beach, Carmel, California, house posing for a portrait. | Source: Getty Images
He remembered: “I thought the place was fantastic when I first saw it. It seemed different, and at first I thought it might be the location I wanted to call home. Thus, I adopted Carmel in a way.
He came back after rising to fame in the film industry, purchased the ranch, and started remodeling it to make it a home for himself and those who wanted to escape their hectic lives for a few days to soak in the beauty. Not to be overlooked is the fact that Eastwood was formerly the mayor of Carmel.
Eastwood requested approval from the municipal council in the 1980s to repair another home he owned. Acknowledging that numerous other inhabitants faced the same issue, he successfully sued the City Council in court. After a year, he decided to run for mayor and won with overwhelming support.
THE BEAUTIFUL AND LUSH RANCH
For Eastwood, the ranch evokes many memories. That’s where he directed his first film and developed a deep affection for the location. The land was set to be demolished in 1980 in order to make room for yet another annoying condominium complex. Fortunately, Eastwood moved quickly to take control of the property, giving up $5 million in the process. He revealed:
The location had always been special to me, and now they were simply going to level it. They declared it to be out of date. I believed that it ought to be left just as it was.
Since then, he has made a number of improvements and additions to the property, creating a “seedy refuge for traveling salesmen and illicit couples.”
The property is surrounded by beautiful wetlands, the rocky Monterey coastline, a stunning view of the sea, and the shining curve of the beach. The ranch is home to a variety of farm animals, such as horses, sheep, and goats.
Upon entering the property, one is greeted by a view of remodeled historic buildings that have been turned into hotels. The buildings are encircled by exquisitely manicured gardens, with cypress and eucalyptus trees providing shade.
The restaurant is large and busy, with a busy bar area. Beautiful views of the Carmel River and a sandy beach greet guests arriving at one of the ranch’s guest cottages at daybreak.
The property’s grounds feature an 1850 farmhouse. Image courtesy of YouTube user Rosie O’Kelly
The “Mystic River” actor enjoys a more solitary and quiet life while being well-known and well-liked both at the ranch and in Carmel town. He says this about himself:
“I’m not your cheerful host type.”
Those who have had the pleasure of meeting him in person report that he cheerfully downplays his many accomplishments while being quick to bestow praise on others.
Eastwood isn’t going to slow down.
Eastwood is still going strong even after turning 93 in 2023. After directing and acting in his most recent movie, “Cry Macho,” which came out in 2021, he discussed his legacy and age, saying:
“I don’t look like I did at 20, so what? That only indicates that you can play with more intriguing guys.
When Eastwood made an appearance on “The Ellen Degeneres Show” in 2019, he talked about how, when he was younger, he used to spend time with his grandfather, who was 90 years old, and would sometimes wonder to himself who would want to live that long. Ellen responded in a humorous way that caused the audience to erupt in laughter:
“It appears that you do!”
The nonagenarian is still employed in spite of his advanced age. He would tell Ellen that he went into work and didn’t plan to stop, even though there was a fire threatening to burn down the hill next to his office and everyone else had been evacuated.