Meet Clint Eastwood's Beloved Women and 8 Beautiful Kids
Clint Eastwood has made quite the name for himself in Hollywood as an acclaimed actor and director. Ever since his debut role as a cowboy in 'Rawhide,' Eastwood has managed to stay relevant in the industry until now. However, regardless of how successful Clint might be in his career life, nothing makes him more fulfilled than his role as a father to 8 wonderful kids - one of which he didn't know until she was 34! Like most Hollywood men, Clint had a string of affairs and marriages that didn't end well. But that didn't stop him from being a doting father to all his kids! Now, all of his hard work has paid off as they have all grown and are carrying his legacy the best way they can.
CLINT EASTWOOD'S FIRST MARRIAGE TO MARGARET JOHNSON
Even though he has only been married twice, the legendary Hollywood actor and director is known to have had several romances during his long life and career, which resulted in a large amount of offspring. Clint's first major relationship was with his first wife, Margaret Neville Johnson. The actor met the secretary in 1953 on a blind date, and almost immediately, they began dating. By October 1953, Clint and Magaret were engaged, and in December, they tied the knot. Although their union produced two children, Kyle and Alison, it was one filled with a lot of extramarital affairs and a secret child. In 1978, Johnson filed for legal separation, and by November 1984, their divorce was finalized.
HIS AFFAIR WITH ROXANNE TUNIS
While still married to Maggie, Clint began a 14-year-long affair with the stuntwoman and dancer in "Rawhide," Roxanne Tunis. Their affair, which started in 1959, resulted in the birth of Eastwood's earliest legal child, Kimber Lynn. According to reports, Kimber's birth was kept from Clint for a long time until July 1989. According to Eastwood's biographer, Maggie was not aware of the affair, but everyone on set knew.
HIS RELATIONSHIP WITH ACTRESS SONDRA LOCKE
Eastwood met actress Sondra Locke in 1972, and by 1975, they became an item after which she moved into his home, which he shared with his first wife, Maggie. Throughout their relationship, Locke had two abortions and tubal ligation, as Clint was still legally married to Maggie. Each time she got pregnant, she would hesitate to terminate it, but Clint would convince her that it was for the best. Their relationship ended bitterly in 1989 with a palimony suit.
HIS AFFAIR AND CHILDREN WITH JACELYN REEVES
While still with Locke, Clint followed his usual patterns of having an affair with a Hawaii-based stewardess, Jacelyn Reeves. While details of their relationship are not well known, reports reveal that they met at the Hog's Breath Inn in the late 1980s. During their affair, Jacelyn had two kids with Clint, his son Scott and daughter Kathryn. The public did not know the kids until the mid-2000s.
A RELATIONSHIP AND DAUGHTER WITH FRANCES FISHER
In the autumn of 1990, actress Frances Fisher moved in with Clint. The duo met on the set of 'Pink Cadillac' two years before. They appeared together in 'Unforgiven,' and she bore him a daughter named Francesca. According to reports, Francesa's birth was the first time Clint was present for the delivery of one of his children. In 1995, Frances and Clint ended things. It took an additional two years for the actress to get over Eastwood, as she believed he was the one.
CLINT'S MARRIAGE TO DINA RUIZ
After a long list of affairs, Clint finally settled down for the second time with television news anchor Dina Ruiz. Despite the 35-year-age gap, Dina didn't mind being a wife to the veteran actor. The duo first met in 1993 when she interviewed him, and three years later, they tied the knot in a private ceremony at a home on the Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. Given that it was Clint's second attempt at getting married despite his several affairs, many believed she was "the one." In December 1996, their daughter Morgan was born. Unfortunately, that wasn't enough to solidify their love as Dina filed for divorce in October 2013.
KIMBER LYNN EASTWOOD
55-year-old Kimber Lynn was born from an extra-marital affair Clint had for 14 years during his first marriage. Her mother is the 89-year-old actress Roxanne Tunis. Kimber Lynn has some acting experience, mostly in video and short films, but she has a more successful career in the industry as a makeup artist. Since 2014, she has also been into producing. In 2014, she produced a film titled 'Rapture' which defined her as a successful producer. The star’s daughter has been married twice, most recently to producer Shawn Midkiff, and she shares 35-year-old son Clinton Eastwood Gaddie with her first husband Anthony Gaddie.
51-year-old Kyle is a Jazz musician that plays the bass and has released a considerable number of albums in the genre, apart from contributing to several of the music scores for some of his father’s films. Like his dad, Kyle was interested in acting and studied film at the University of Southern California for two years before embarking on a music career. Kyle is the elder child shared by Clint and his first wife Maggie Johnson, with whom she married in 1953, a marriage that went on for 30 years. Kyle is followed by his sister Alison. Kyle has a 24-year-old daughter named Graylen Spencer Eastwood, who is making a name for herself in the music industry, as a rock drummer. She also has some experience as a writer and actress.
47-year-old Alison is the second child of the actor with his first wife Maggie Johnson. Like many of her siblings, she has pursued a career as an actress and co-starred in Clint’s film “The Mule.” Alison also worked as director in “Rails & Ties,” “Battle Creek,” and the TV series “Unleashed.” She is married to Staicy Poitras, an American chainsaw carving sculptor, since 2013, following her divorce from first husband Kirk Fox in 2000. She loves animals and cares about them, which led to the creation of "The Eastwood Ranch Foundation." This Foundation rescues pets from shelters and cares for them until finding a home, with lovely owners who bring them into their family.
33-year-old Scott is the best-known child of the actor, thanks to him following the steps of his father and pursuing a career in Hollywood. He debuted as a movie actor with a small part in Clint’s 2006 film “Flag of Our Fathers.” Scott is the older of the two children Clint had with flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves, and was followed by sister Kathryn.
During the early years of his career, Scott went by his mother’s last name, Reeves, to not take advantage of his father’s fame. However, he was happy to work with his father again in “Gran Torino” (2008). Scott has used his father’s last name professionally since appearing in Clint’s “Invictus” (2009) and has climbed the industry's ladder, recently landing roles in “Suicide Squad”(2016), “The Fate of the Furious” (2017), and “Pacific Rim: Uprising” (2018). Unlike his father, Scott doesn't have much of a personal life and hasn't been linked to any woman since he lost his girlfriend, Jewel Brangman, in an accident in August 2016.
31-year-old Kathryn is the second child resulting from the relationship between Clint and flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves. She is an actress and a writer, with two screenplays credited so far. Kathryn was in her father’s 2014 film “Jersey Boys,” playing a small role as Tommy’s Girlfriend. She also appeared in the movie "Mr. and Mrs. Muse: Retribution," and in the drama "House Slave." More recently, she appeared in the short film “Thick Water” (2016), and in the horror movie "Virus of the Dead” (2018).
26-year-old Francesca was born out of Clint’s five-year relationship with actress Frances Fisher. And, not surprisingly, she decided to become an actress as well. After a couple of small appearances as a child, Francesca spent more than a decade away from the industry and returned for the series “Oh, You Pretty Things!” in 2014. She has continued working her way up in the industry, recently appearing in cult series' such as “Fargo” and “Twin Peaks,” both in 2017. Her last role to date was in the 2019 film “Wake Up.”
In 2013, Francesca was married for a week to actor Jonah Hill’s brother, Jordan Feldstein. After the marriage was annulled, Francesca called the entire thing a “goof off.” The young actress became a mother in September 2018, when she welcomed son Titan, shared with her former boyfriend, also actor Alexander Wraith.
22-year-old Morgan is the actor’s youngest daughter and the only child resulting from his marriage to his second wife Dina, which ended in 2013 after 17 years. Because of her young age, there aren't many details available about Morgan. She might still be figuring out what to do next. For now, she has had small appearances in her father’s films “Changeling” (2008) and "Million Dollar Baby” (2004). In 2019, she returned for a short titled “I See You,” still unreleased. Morgan’s Instagram feed suggests an interest in fashion and modeling, and she certainly has the looks to pursue those interests professionally.
Even though 65-year-old Laurie Murray is the oldest known child of Clint Eastwood, she is one of the latest additions to the family, for the actor wasn’t aware of her existence until she was 34. Though Laurie and her father reconnected decades ago, she was “revealed” to the public only in 2018, when she was photographed with the actor for the first time, during the premiere of Clint’s “The Mule.” Laurie was born out of an affair from a between Clint and a woman in Seattle, that took place when the actor was already engaged to his first wife.
When the relationship ended, the woman learned that she was pregnant and decided to give the baby up for adoption. More than 30 years passed before Murray decided to look for her biological parents. She studied at the University of Washington after which she went on to teach in a private elementary school. Laurie has been married to Lowell Thomas Murray III for several decades, and has two children: Lowell Thomas IV and Kelsey Hayford.
While Clint Eastwood didn't have an excellent grasp on his love life, he didn't allow his failed relationships to affect his relationship with all his children, and that is indeed commendable! Luckily, none of them resent him for how he hurt their mothers, and they have been able to carry on his legacy in the world of acting, music, directing, and producing! Which of Clint's children are you hearing about for the first time? What do you think of Clint's parenting skills? Let us know your thoughts!