Clint Eastwood pictured for the first time with ‘secret daughter’ Laurie as all EIGHT children support him at The Mule premiere
- Laurie joined Clint’s seven previously publicly acknowledged children at premiere of The Mule in Los Angeles on Monday night
- Clint’s youngest child, 22-year-old Morgan Eastwood, celebrated the family reunion, confirming as she did so that Laurie was her sister
- ‘SO RARE for all 8 Eastwood siblings to be in one room!!!’ she wrote as she shared a picture of the group to Instagram
- Clint had previously been reported to have fathered a child before marrying his first wife and finding fame; this child was said to have been given up for adoption
- It is not known if Laurie is this child; Clint’s office did not immediately respond to requests for clarification
- Also at the premiere were Clint’s first wife, Maggie Johnson, and current longterm love, Christina Sandera
Along with his seven publicly known children, there have long been reports that Clint Eastwood fathered a child who was given up for adoption before he hit the big time.
Now Clint’s eighth child has been seen for the first time, as the veteran actor’s family came together to support him at the premiere of The Mule on Monday night.
Laurie Eastwood, as she identified herself to photographers, was pictured surrounded by her seven younger siblings in a group shot.
She was also seen enjoying a drink with Clint, 88, as the two chatted together at a reception at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles.
Clint’s youngest child, 22-year-old Morgan Eastwood, seemingly confirmed that Laurie was her sister as she celebrated the family reunion.
‘SO RARE for all 8 Eastwood siblings to be in one room!!!’ she wrote, posting a picture of the group to Instagram.
Clint Eastwood pictured for the first time with secret daughter Laurie as all EIGHT children support him at The Mule premiere in Los Angeles on MOnday night
Family ties: Clint’s youngest child, 22-year-old Morgan, confirmed that Laurie was her sister with this heartfelt Instagram post
Party of eight: Siblings Kimber Lynn Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, Francesca Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Laurie Eastwood (circled), Kathryn Eastwood, Morgan Eastwood, Scott Eastwood
If Laurie is the previously reported adopted child, she is thought to have been born between the time that Clint proposed to and married his first wife, Maggie Johnson.
Her existence was first revealed by Eastwood biographer Patrick McGilligan, who said her mother was a young woman from Seattle who had a serious relationship with the future star.
DailyMail.com reached out to Clint’s office for clarification, but did not receive an immediate response.
The actor was married to Maggie, now 87, from 1953 to 1984.
Alison Eastwood, Maggie’s 46-year-old daughter with Clint, plays the character Iris in The Mule and joined her family at the premiere, as did her 50-year-old brother Kyle.
Siblings:The group were all out to support Clint at his world premiere
So did Clint’s 55-year-old girlfriend Christina Sandera, who is 33 years his junior.
The actor, who directs and stars in the movie, was pictured sandwiched between his long-term girlfriend and ex-wife.
They were photographed as part of a larger family group, which included three of Clint’s children, his granddaughter, and various in-laws.
But it was the sibling shot which was most surprising, with Clint’s eight children by five women all smiling happily as they posed together.
In addition to Laurie, Alison, and Kyle was Kimber Tunis 54, who Clint fathered during a 14-year-affair with her mother Roxanne Tunis.
Also joining the sibling group were Clint’s two children with air hostess Jacelyn Reeves, actor Scott Eastwood, 32, and his 30-year-old sister Kathryn Reeves.
Morgan, born to Clint’s second wife, American TV reporter Dina Ruiz, completed the group.
Current love and ex: Clint was pictured sandwiched between his 33-years-younger girlfriend, Christina Sandera and his first wife Maggie Johnson, 87
One big happy family: Clint’s granddaugher Graylen Spencer Eastwood, Alison Eastwood’s husband Stacy Poitras, Clint’s daughter Alison Eastwood, son Scott Eastwood, girlfriend Christina Sandera, Clint Eastwood, his first wife Maggie Johnson, son Kyle Eastwood and his wife Cynthia Ramirez
While Clint has been working behind the scenes directing movies, The Mule marks his first starring role since 2012’s Trouble With the Curve.
The Mule is based on the true story of Leo Sharp, who was arrested in 2011 at 87 years old with 200 pounds of cocaine hidden in his truck.
He had been transporting drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel for over 10 years and was sentenced to three years in prison, but he only served a year due to his failing health.
Sharp passed away in 2016 at the age of 92.
Clint and kids: Clint Eastwood celebrates his new film The Mule at the premiere in Westworld with son Scott and daughter Alison
Family man: The 88-year-old director and actor was all smiles on the red carpet, sharing the spotlight with his kids
Clint and Christina: Clint’s girlfriend Sandera was wearing a blue dress, while his daughter Alison was wearing an elegant grey dress
Happy couple: Clint and Christina have been dating since 2014
Clint’s family: The director was also seen posing with granddaughter Graylen and his first wife, Maggie Johnson, who he was married to from 1953 to 1984
Eastwood kids: Alison was wearing an elegant grey dress to the event
Eastwood siblings: Alison was seen posing with her brother Scott in a crisp blue suit with no tie
Clint plays Earl Stone in the film, based on Leo Sharp, with Bradley Cooper playing FBI agent Colin Bates, based on real-life FBI agent Jeff Moore.
Several other cast members were present at the premiere, including Andy Garcia, Michael Pena, Clifton Collins Jr, Dianne Wiest, and Taissa Farmiga.
Other notable celebrities that were present at the premiere included David Hasselhoff and his wife Hayley Roberts, Joey Fatone, and Marcia Gay Harden.
Eastwood family: Clint’s first wife Maggie Johnson poses with Graylen Eastwood, Alison Eastwood and Kyle Eastwood
Good times! Kathryn Eastwood smiled from ear to ear alongside her family at the bash
Family first: Kathryn, Francesca, Kyle and Scott Eastwood
The Mule is the second film Clint has directed this year, following true story adaptation The 15:17 to Paris, which premiered in February.
Clint’s film hits theaters on December 14, going up against big-budget fantasy adventure The Mortal Engines and the critically-acclaimed animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Eastwood hasn’t announced his next project as an actor or director yet, but he still shows no signs of slowing down.
Clint and Toby: Clint poses with country music star Toby Keith at the premiere
Clint’s co-star: Clifton Collins Jr. strikes a pose at The Mule premiere
Red carpet: Andy Garcia and Jennifer and Max Adler
Dianne arrives: Dianne Wiest arrives at The Mule premiere
The Hoff and wife: David Hasselhoff arrives at The Mule premiere with wife Hayley Roberts
Michael and Brie: The Mule star Michael Pena poses with his wife Brie Shaffer at The Mule premiere
Taissa in black: Taissa Farmiga wears a black dress with silver safety pins, while Marcia Gay Harden arrives in a glamorous ensemble
Guests: Elisabeth Rohm rocks an all-black look, while Kim Raver is all smiles
Casual Joey: Joey Fatone rocks a white jacket and jeans at The Mule premiere
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