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Dina Ruiz and Clint Eastwood Marriage Profile

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Clint Eastwood and Dina Ruiz at the 77th Academy Awards Governors Ball.

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The May-December romance and marriage of Dina Ruiz and Clint Eastwood is ending in divorce. Here's information about how Dina and Clint met, quotes about their marriage, and more.

Marriage Fast Facts: Clint and Dina
Met: 1993.
Wedding Date: March 31, 1996.
Separated: 2012.
Legal Separation: September 2013.
Divorce Filed: October 2013.
First Marriage: No.

Did You Know?

Clint's first wife (1953-1978) was Maggie Johnson. Clint had a relationship with Sandra Locke from 1975-1988.

News Updates:
10/24/2013: Irreconcilable differences were cited by Dina Eastwood in the divorce papers she filed in Monterey County, California.

9/09/2013: Dina Eastwood filed for legal separation in Northern California's Monterey County Superior Court.

8/29/2013: After living apart for more than a year, Clint and Dina appear headed for a divorce.

 

Born:

Clint Eastwood Jr: May 31, 1930 in San Francisco, California.

Dina Ruiz: July 11, 1965 in Castro Valley, California.

 

How Clint and Dina Met:

Dina and Clint first met in March 1993 when she was interviewing him for KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona. Their courtship/dating relationship didn't start for another year. A couple years later, when he proposed, Clint gave Dina a diamond-and-ruby engagement ring.

Marlow Stern: "Over the course of the next year, the two crossed paths at several nonprofit events ... One day, a fundraiser representative came over to Dina and asked her if a man could occupy the empty seat next to her. She was annoyed until she looked up and saw Clint. He sat down and, according to Dina, they were holding hands under the table within minutes. He asked for her phone number and just like that, the two began dating."
Source: Marlow Stern. "Dina Eastwood Opens Up About 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company' and Life With Clint." TheDailyBeast.com. 5/16/2012.

 

Wedding Information:

Clint and Dina were married on March 31, 1996. His theme for Bridges of Madison County, "Doe Eyes", was played at their wedding in Las Vegas at the home of Steve Wynn. Dina was escorted down the aisle by her father. Reverend Judy performed the ceremony. Clint's son Kyle was best man at the wedding.

Clint and Dina honeymooned on Maui.

 

Children:

Clint has seven children.

  • Kimber Lynn Eastwood: Born in 1964 in Los Angeles, California. Her mother is Roxanne Tunis, who was an actress and a stuntwoman. Kimber has worked as an actress and makeup artist.
  • Kyle Eastwood: Born in 1968 in Los Angeles, California. His mother is Maggie Johnson. Kyle is an actor, jazz musician, bass player, and composer.
  • Alison Eastwood: Born in 1972 in Carmel, California. Her mother is Maggie Johnson. Alison is an actress, producer, and director. She also designs clothing.
  • Scott Clinton Reeves Eastwood: Born in 1986. His mother is Jacelyn Reeves, an airline attendant.
  • Kathryn Eastwood: Born in 1988 in Carmel, California. Her mother is Jacelyn Reeves, an airline attendant.
  • Francesca Ruth Fisher-Eastwood: Born in 1993 in California. Her mother is Francess Fisher, an actress. Francesca is an actress.
  • Morgan Eastwood: Born in 1996. Her mother is Dina Ruiz. Morgan has appeared in her father's movies and on her mother's reality television show.

 

Occupations:

Clint: Actor, writer, composer, director, and producer. Previous mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea, California. He is the owner of the Mission Ranch Inn in Carmel, California, owner of the Tehama Golf Club in Carmel, and part owner of Pebble Beach Golf Country Club in Monterey Peninsula, California. Clint had a brand of clothing, Tehama Clint, and a brand of beer, Pale Rider Ale. In 1951, Clint served in the Army Special Services for 3 years.

Dina: Actress, reality television performer on Mrs. Eastwood & Company, former reporter, co-anchor of evening news on television.

Books:

Clint Eastwood: A Biography
by Richard Schickel
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Clint Eastwood: Interviews
by Clint Eastwood
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Residence:

Clint and Dina live in Carmel, California.

 

Previous Marriage and Relationship:


Clint has one previous marriage and one long term relationship.

 

 

  • Maggie Johnson: Maggie was a swimsuit model. Clint and Maggie met on a blind date. After a quick 6-month engagement, Maggie and Clint married on December 19, 1953 in South Pasadena, California. They asked a Congregational minister, Rev. Henry David Grey, to perform their wedding. They honeymooned for a couple days in Carmel, California. Clint and Maggie had two children. Their divorce was in 1978. Maggie married Henry Wynberg on April 6, 1985 at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel in Hawaii in an outdoor sunset ceremony performed by Reverend Walter Frutiger. Maggie's second marriage didn't last and the couple divorced in August 1989.
  • Sandra Locke: Sandra was born on May 28, 1947 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Sandra is an actress and a director. She was married to Gordon Anderson from 1969 through 1978. Sandra was involved with Clint from 1975 through 1988. Their relationship ended up in court when Sandra filed a palimony suit against Clint. She sued him again in 1999.

 

Clint and Dina Eastwood's Quotes About Marriage:

Dina: “People would be surprised by how gentle and sweet he is; how much time he spends petting our animals, or taking a bee out of the pool, or making sure that the bird’s nest that he finds in the tree is undisturbed. He and nature coexist so beautifully, and he’s just a big love bug.” She pauses. “He’s a snuggler.”
Source: Marlow Stern. "Dina Eastwood Opens Up About 'Mrs. Eastwood & Company' and Life With Clint." TheDailyBeast.com. 5/16/2012.

Clint about marriage: "They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning."
Source: IMDB.com

Clint about getting married again: "There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again."
Source: BrainyQuote.com

Dina about Clint: "He's a philanthropist, not a philanderer ... The fact that I am only the second woman he has married really touches me."
Source: Douglas Thompson. Clint Eastwood: Billion Dollar Man. 2005. pg. 229.

Clint talking about love: "Love is much stronger when one meets in the second half of one's life. It hits you when you least expect it. If I have a message, it is simply to say, 'Don't let anything pass.'"
Source: Richard Schickel. Clint Eastwood: A Biography. 1997. pg. 494.

Clint about Dina: "Dina keeps me on my toes, let's put it that way. We both enjoy family a lot, we both enjoy pets and we love to play golf. To me, as I said, life is like the back nine in golf. Sometimes you play better on the back nine. You may not be stronger, but hopefully you're wiser."
Source: Douglas Thompson. Clint Eastwood: Billion Dollar Man. 2005. pg. 9.

Clint about Maggie: "I've been married to the same chick for 17 years. I'd better check my pulse. She's lived through all the changes in me, and she hasn't thrown me out, so I think I'll hang around."
Source: Robert E. Kapsis, Kathie Coblentz. Clint Eastwood: Interviews. 1999. pgs. 5-6.

Clint about his marriage to Maggie: "... [Maggie] had to learn I was going to do as I pleased."
Source: Tiscali.co.uk

 

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