Clint Eastwood's love life: From cheating scandals to on-set affairs

Clint Eastwood's love life: From cheating scandals to on-set affairs

As Clint Eastwood’s mistress dies at 93, FEMAIL lifts the lid on his torrid love life – from explosive cheating scandals and on-set affairs to his ex’s shocking abuse lawsuit

  • The director, now 93, has fathered eight children with six women over the years
  • He has been embroiled in a series of cheating scandals and controversial affairs
  • Most recently, he was linked to a hostess who is 33 years younger than him 
  • READ MORE: Clint’s ex-mistress Roxanne Tunis dies at age 93 

Clint Eastwood’s work as a director and actor have earned him numerous plaudits in Hollywood and seen him hailed as a living legend within the industry. 

But while the 93-year-old star might be most well known for his dramatic on-screen work, his romantic entanglements behind-the-scenes have also garnered plenty of interest over the years – sparking scandal after scandal that have cast something of a cloud over his professional work. 

In the years since Eastwood first rose to prominence back in the early ’60s, he has been through multiple marriages – the first of which was rocked by a bitter cheating scandal – had several on-set love affairs, been linked to a woman 33 years his junior, fathered eight children, and faced sensational allegations of abuse from an ex. 

Eastwood tied the knot for the first time with a college student before he was famous, but after being skyrocketed into the public eye and becoming one of the most sought-after stars in Hollywood, it didn’t take long for the heartthrob to become unfaithful to his wife.

A Rawhide stuntwoman, a flight attendant, and a TV reporter hired to interview him were only some of the women who were exposed as Clint’s many mistresses over the years.

Acclaimed director Clint Eastwood has been married and divorced twice, and he fathered eight children with six different women. He’s seen with his latest love interest in 2015

FEMAIL has recapped the actor’s rollercoaster ride love life, including all of his love affairs, flings, divorces, and liaisons. He’s seen with three of his kids and two of his exes

He also became embroiled in a whirlwind romance with his Outlaw Josey Wales costar Sondra Locke, which ended with the two stars duking it out during a nasty court battle that included accusations of abuse from Sondra and claims of ‘blackmail’ and ‘extortion’ from Clint.

Sondra alleged that she secretly dated the Unforgiven star for over a decade while he was married to someone else, even moving into one of his many residences so he could easily go see her without anyone knowing.

But after their romance suddenly came to a screeching halt – she came home one day to find herself locked out of the home with all of her belongings in boxes outside – she sued the Hollywood legend for ’emotional and physical distress.’

The lawsuit was dropped after he agreed to help her get a $1.5 million deal with Warner Bros., but when she claimed it was all actually a ploy to stop her from getting any work in the industry, she sued him again, this time for fraud and breach of financial duty.

The two ultimately settled out of court, and when Clint married his second wife Dina Ruiz in the ’90s, it seemed he was ready to put his wild, womanizing days behind him, and for over a decade, he was the epitome of a devoted husband. But that relationship ultimately came to a shocking end too – after he struck up a romance with the ex-wife of one of Dina’s closest friends.

Most recently, the movie star has been linked to a woman 33 years his junior – a restaurant hostess who was hired to work at the hotel that he currently owns and lives at.

Clint’s rollercoaster ride love life has been brought back into the spotlight amid the recent news that one of his lovers, Roxanne Tunis, had sadly passed away at age 93.

As the movie legend comes to grips with her passing, FEMAIL went ahead and recapped his numerous romantic entanglements, flings, divorces, and liaisons.  

Clint married a college student named Maggie Johnson before he was famous – but after being skyrocketed into the spotlight, he became embroiled in a series of explosive cheating scandals

Long before he was even famous, Clint fell in love with a University of California student named Margaret ‘Maggie’ Johnson. They are seen together in 1960

The two (seen in 1971) met on a blind date in 1953 – right after Clint, then 23, was discharged from the military and five years before he received his breakthrough role in Rawhide

Long before he was even famous, Clint fell in love with a University of California student named Margaret ‘Maggie’ Johnson.

While he was dating Maggie, Clint continued to see other women. And it was then that he fathered his first child – a daughter named Laurie – with a Seattle-based woman who has not been identified. Laurie is seen with the actor in 2018

The two met on a blind date in 1953 – right after Clint, then 23, was discharged from the military and five years before he received his breakthrough role in the CBS series Rawhide. 

Maggie was drawn to the then-aspiring actor almost immediately, with her later recalling in Richard Schickel’s book, Clint Eastwood: A Biography, ‘I came down the stairs of the sorority house, and [Clint] had his back to me. 

‘When he turned around, I was amazed at what he looked like. Plus, he was understated and that kind of appealed to me.’

Clint told the biographer that while he and Maggie ‘hit it off right away,’ he continued to see other women while they were dating.

It was then that he fathered his first child – a daughter named Laurie, who was born and given up for adoption without his knowledge – with a Seattle-based woman who has not been identified.

She was born and given up for adoption without his knowledge, but she approached the star in the ’80s after discovering he was her father. She’s seen (circled) with Clint’s other kids in 2018

Clint and Maggie (seen in 1960) tied the knot just six months after they met, and were married for more than two decades – despite Clint becoming embroiled in multiple cheating scandals

A friend of Laurie’s later told DailyMail.com that she didn’t know her dad was the Hollywood legend until more than 30 years later, when she went on a hunt to find her biological parents.

She said Laurie approached the Academy Award-winning actor after making the discovery in the late ’80s, who had no idea that she existed, and that the two have since established a close relationship, sharing a love of golf and the outdoors, and going on family vacations together.

Clint and Maggie tied the knot just six months after they met, and were married for more than two decades – despite Clint becoming embroiled in multiple explosive cheating scandals during their union.

They welcomed two kids together – a son, named Kyle, in 1968, and a daughter, named Alison, in 1972, before they ultimately went their separate ways in 1979. Their divorce was finalized five years later, in 1984. 

Despite Clint’s numerous infidelities, the split seemed to be amicable – and in 2022, more than 40 years after they ended their marriage, their daughter Alison told Fox News that they were still friends.

‘I’m so thankful that both of them are friends. We all celebrate Thanksgiving together,’ she said at the time.

They welcomed two kids together – a son, named Kyle, in 1968, and a daughter, named Alison, in 1972, before they separated in 1979. They’re seen in 1959

Despite Clint’s numerous infidelities, the split seemed to be amicable – and in 2022, their daughter Alison told Fox News that they were still friends. They’re seen together in 2018

‘Their lives are intertwined, and it’s been great. And they’ve always gotten along really well.

Both of their kids have pursued careers in the spotlight. Kyle is a musician while Alison has dabbled in acting, directing, and modeling. Clint is seen with Kyle, Alison, and his other son Scott in 2018

‘I give my mom a lot of credit for being somebody who said, “We have a family together, regardless of whether we’re married or not. We want the kids to know that we get along, and we’re friends still.” That was especially important to both of my parents. Family came first.’

Both of their kids have pursued careers in the spotlight. Kyle first started out as an actor, appearing in a slew of his dad’s movies – like The Outlaw Josey Wales, Bronco Billy, and The Rookie – before switching his focus to music.

He’s released nine studio albums and composed music for a bunch of his father’s films over the years.

As for Alison, she also began her career by acting in some of her dad’s movies. She also spent some time working as a model, launched her own clothing line, called Eastwood Ranch Apparel, and has dabbled in directing over the years.

Her most notable credits as a director include the 2007 flick Rails & Ties, starring Kevin Bacon, and the 2017 drama Battlecreek with Bill Skarsgard. 

Clint embarked on a 14-year secret romance with Rawhide stuntwoman Roxanne Tunis while he was married to Maggie – and she was later described the actor’s ‘true love’

In 1959, while he was married to Maggie, the actor met Roxanne Tunis (seen) – a stuntwoman who worked regularly on the show Rawhide – and the two became embroiled in a love affair

In 1959, while he was married to Maggie, the actor met Roxanne Tunis – a stuntwoman who worked regularly on the show Rawhide – and the two soon became embroiled in a 14-year love affair.

The affair reportedly went on for 14 years, and it resulted in the birth of another one of Clint’s children, a daughter named Kimber, in 1964. Roxanne is pictured

‘On the set, they were very open about the fact they were lovers,’ an insider told RadarOnline of their romance. 

‘After Clint would finish a scene, he’d amble over to Roxanne and stroll around the set with his arm affectionately around her. She was usually in his dressing room trailer.’

The relationship resulted in the birth of another one of Clint’s children, a daughter named Kimber, in 1964. 

The actor claimed in Clint Eastwood: A Biography that he had no idea that Roxanne had given birth until his daughter was one years old, and that the shock revelation ‘knocked the wind out of him.’

The affair reportedly went on for 14 years, and Clint even gave his lover a part in his 1978 action-comedy Every Which Way But Loose.

After it ended, it’s been said that Roxanne continued to ‘worship’ Clint up until her death this week.

A source told RadarOnline that the stuntwoman, actress, and dancer ‘was one of Clint’s true loves,’ and that the exes ‘maintained a healthy relationship … until the end.’ 

A source told Radar that the stuntwoman, actress, and dancer ‘was one of Clint’s true loves,’ and that the exes ‘maintained a healthy relationship … until the end.’ She’s seen with Kimber

Their daughter, Kimber (seen with Clint in 2018) works as a makeup artist and has helped do the glam for a slew of reality and game shows like Wheel of Fortune and Dog the Bounty Hunter

‘Roxanne worshipped the ground he walked on. She didn’t give a damn about the fact that Clint was a star,’ they said. 

‘She was never impressed with all the money and fame. All she ever wanted was to have and to hold Clint Eastwood the man.’

Their daughter, Kimber – who now works as a makeup artist who has helped do the glam for a slew of reality and game shows like Wheel of Fortune and Dog the Bounty Hunter – confirmed in a statement on Tuesday that Roxanne had passed away at age 93 ‘after a brief illness.’ 

She said that Clint was ‘just as sad as she was’ about the news, and that he sent his condolences to her and his grandson. 

He also had an affair with his Outlaw Josey Wales costar Sondra Locke, which ended with an explosive lawsuit that saw the actress accuse her ex of causing her severe ’emotional and physical distress’

Clint also had an affair with his The Outlaw Josey Wales costar Sondra Locke during his 26-year marriage to Maggie. They’re seen together in the movie

Their romance began in 1972 – while Sondra was married to another man, Gordon Anderson, and he was still with Maggie – and it went on for 13 years. They’re seen in 1982

Clint also had an affair with his The Outlaw Josey Wales costar Sondra during his 26-year marriage to Maggie – but it ended with an explosive lawsuit that involved Sondra accusing him of ‘abuse’ and alleging that he purposely tried to stop her from making money after they split.

Their romance began in 1972 – while Sondra was married to her high school sweetheart, Gordon Anderson, and he was still with Maggie – and it went on for 13 years.

The actress even lived in one of Clint’s many homes from 1975 to 1989, so that they could meet up easily without anyone knowing. 

In 1977, when they starred in another movie together – The Gauntlet – speculation started to arise that something was going on between them, but the two insisted at the time that they were just friends. 

‘Everybody would love for us to say, “It’s all true, we’re madly in love,”‘ Sondra told People in 1978.

‘But people will believe whatever they want to believe. Even if it were true – which it isn’t – I certainly wouldn’t talk about it.’

The actress even lived in one of Clint’s many homes from 1975 to 1989, so that they could meet up easily without anyone knowing

In 1977, when they starred in another movie together – The Gauntlet (seen) – speculation arose that something was going on between them, but the two insisted they were just friends

The couple never had any children, and Sondra later alleged in her memoir, The Good, the Bad, and the Very Ugly: A Hollywood Journey, that Clint forced her to get two abortions and made her get her tubes tied because he didn’t want any more children.

She also claimed that when they split in 1989, Clint gave her no warning and suddenly changed the locks to the home she was living in, leaving her stuff in boxes outside. 

The actress ultimately sued Clint, accusing him of causing ‘severe emotional and physical distress’ and ‘mental and physical harm’ to her during their whirlwind relationship.

She claimed in court that he was ‘frequently abusive,’ but Clint denied the allegations and said that she was ‘playing the victim’ to try to get money.

‘If you look at [her lawsuit], money was the issue. Somebody can make up stories and put on an act and play the victim,’ he told The Independent in an interview.  ‘Some people feel that the world owes them a living.’

In 1990, Clint promised Sondra a $1.5 million deal with Warner Bros., which involved her writing scripts for the production company, in exchange for her dropping the suit.

However, five years later, she sued him again for fraud and breach of financial duty after she claimed that Warner Bros. turned down every idea that she brought to them.

The couple never had any children, and Sondra later alleged in her memoir that Clint forced her to get two abortions and made her get her tubes tied during their relationship

The actress sued Clint (seen together in 1981) after their romance ended, accusing him of causing ‘severe emotional and physical distress’ and ‘mental and physical harm’ to her

The exes ultimately settled out of court for an undisclosed amount in 1996, after The Washington Post reported that the jury went into deliberations and ‘seemed poised to rule in her favor.’

She claimed in court that he was ‘frequently abusive,’ but Clint denied the allegations and said that she was ‘playing the victim’ to try to get money. The exes (seen in 1988) ultimately settled out of court for an undisclosed amount in 1996

‘We felt that he had bought his way out of a palimony suit. More or less 11 out of 12 people had come to the same conclusion,’ one of the jurors told the publication at the time. 

While Sondra said she felt ‘vindicated’ by the results, she slammed her ex to the outlet, explaining, ‘I’m sorry he is who he is. It was devastating to me to find out who he really was. I loved him. I entrusted myself to him.

‘I think he thought I’d go away, because he always gets his way. He just wills people to do things, he would say that all the time. And he was willing me to go away. 

‘But I didn’t. So he had to make it happen, which is not his way … I just wanted to go forward, I just wanted to work. It seemed more important to me.’ 

She also insisted to the Los Angeles Times, ‘This was never about money. It was about my fighting for my professional rights.’ 

While discussing the case with Playboy, Clint claimed Sondra was ‘obsessed’ with him and that he did ‘try to help her’ get jobs after their split but that it simply ‘didn’t work out.’ 

‘I felt it was like social extortion of a kind, blackmail or whatever you want to call it,’ he said. 

Sondra passed away in 2018 after a battle with breast and bone cancer. 

Clint welcomed two more kids with a third mistress, a flight attendant named Jacelyn Reeves, during the ’80s

Clint dated flight attendant named Jacelyn Reeves in the ’80s, and they had two kids – a son, named Scott, in 1986, and daughter, named Kathryn, in 1988. She’s seen with Scott in 2016

Scott has followed in his dad’s footsteps, starring in several of his films – including Gran Torino and Invictus. He’s seen with his dad and half-sister Francesca in 2016

During the later part of his relationship with Sondra, she claimed in her book that she was left devastated after discovering that he had struck up romances with multiple other woman – one of whom, was later revealed to be a flight attendant named Jacelyn Reeves.

Many details of their romance are not known, but they had two kids together – a son, named Scott, in 1986, and daughter, named Kathryn, in 1988.

As for Kathyrn (seen with Clint in 2018), she started off as a pageant queen, earning the Miss Golden Globe crown in 2005, and has started acting in recent years, landing small parts in the musical movie Jersey Boys and the Zombie flick Virus of the Dead

They reportedly ended their relationship in 1990 after it was revealed that they had secretly welcomed their children thanks to an expose published by The Star.

Scott has followed in his dad’s footsteps, starring in several of his films – including Gran Torino and Invictus. 

His other acting credits include Texas Chainsaw, Fury, The Longest Ride, Suicide Squad, Pacific Rim Uprising, and Wrath of Man.

He told Esquire in 2016 that his dad has encouraged him to become a director rather than an actor, explaining, ‘He says, “It’s feast or famine for an actor. If you’re not creating your own material, then you’re just fighting for whatever’s out there.” I definitely have the desire to go to the other side.’

As for Kathyrn, she started off as a pageant queen, earning the Miss Golden Globe crown in 2005, and has started acting in recent years, landing small parts in the musical movie Jersey Boys and the Zombie flick Virus of the Dead.

The actor dated Pink Cadillac actress Frances Fisher in the early ’90s and together they welcomed another daughter – but the romance came crashing down after he was caught kissing another woman

Clint met actress Frances Fisher during a production party for the movie Pink Cadillac in 1988, and soon after his split from Sondra, the two started quietly dating. They’re seen in 1993

Clint met actress Frances Fisher during a production party for the movie Pink Cadillac in 1988.

They went on to welcome a daughter together, named Francesca, in 1993, but they parted ways in 1995, after six years together

She admitted in Clint Eastwood: A Biography that it felt like love at first sight, gushing, ‘He looked right at me, the way he does every other woman in the world, but it got to me.

‘I mean, when he turns it on, he can turn it on, and I just went, “Oh my God, look at that.”

‘I just saw such beauty in his presence. And I felt like a big piece of the puzzle had fallen in place.’

Soon after his split from Sondra, the two started quietly dating. They then made their red carpet debut as a couple in 1992, with Frances telling People at the time, ‘It’s serious. We have a lot of fun.’ 

They went on to welcome a daughter together, named Francesca, in 1993, but when photographers caught the star kissing a TV reporter named Dina Ruiz two years later, the romance came crashing down.

They officially parted ways that year, after six years together. When asked about their split by the Los Angeles Times, Frances explained, ‘With relationships, with people, you’re attracted to somebody for a reason. 

Their daughter, Francesca, gained fame when she starred in the reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company in 2012. Clint is seen with Francesca and Frances in 2017

‘You follow it through, and if you can’t get past the honeymoon stage and get into the deeper meanings of why you’re together … you’re doomed to just stop when things start getting tough.’

They seemed to have ended on good terms because they were photographed together at events numerous times in the years that followed. 

Their daughter, Francesca, gained fame when she starred in the reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company in 2012, which documented her as she split her time between her mom, Frances, and her step-mom, Dina. 

She was also named Miss Golden Globe in 2013 and had small acting roles in Jersey Boys, Fargo, Twin Peaks, and Old.

The actor married a reporter named Dina Ruiz in 1996, and it seemed as though he had finally put his womanizing days behind him – but their romance ended after started dating her friend’s ex-wife

Clint started dating TV reporter Dina Ruiz (seen together in 1998) after that. The two reportedly fell for each other after she was assigned to interview him in 1992

Almost immediately after he split from Frances, Clint proposed to Dina. They married in March 1996 in Las Vegas at Steve Wynn’s estate. They’re seen in 2010

The woman that Clint was caught locking lips with went on to become his second wife.

He later explained to Carmel Magazine that he became enthralled with her after she was assigned to interview him about the film Unforgiven in 1992.

They welcomed their daughter, Morgan, in December of that year, and for over a decade, Clint was the epitome of a doting husband and father. He’s seen with Dina in 2010

And when they coincidentally crossed paths again at a local event a few weeks later, Clint explained that he couldn’t hide his feelings for her.

‘We got along really well [during the interview] and I guess we flirted a little bit because she took the [footage of it] back to [the news outlet] and one of her associates said, “You’re going to marry him,”‘ he explained of their first meeting.

‘Then we were attending a function out at Spanish Bay and [one of the hosts] said, “Do you mind sitting with Dina Ruiz?”

‘I said, “No, not at all.’ We ended up holding hands and doing all that kind of nonsense.’

Almost immediately after he split from Frances, Clint proposed to Dina. They married in March 1996 in Las Vegas at Steve Wynn’s estate, and they welcomed their daughter, Morgan, in December of that year. 

For over a decade, Clint was the epitome of a doting husband and father, and it seemed as though the former womanizer had officially put his wild days of secret love affairs and cheating scandals behind him. 

In June 2012, however, it seemed as though there was trouble brewing in paradise, as People reported that his and Dina’s romance had became fractured. They’re seen in 2010

Clint then allegedly became involved with Erica Tomlinson-Fisher (seen in 2013), who was in the midst of splitting from one of Dina’s close friends, Scott Fisher

‘He’s the least pretentious person I’ve ever met. And I love that he’s so conscientious about nature and letting things remain as they are,’ Dina gushed to Carmel magazine in 2007.

‘When Morgan was a little girl she liked to go in our yard to look at the flowers and he’d say, “Please don’t pick the flowers, let them live.” He’s one of those people who takes bugs outside. I call him Saint Francis of Assisi.’

Like many of his other kids, Morgan (seen left with Clint and her half-sister Francesca in 2010) has worked in the movie industry. She landed a very small role in Million Dollar Baby when she was a kid, as well as Clint’s popular 1992 drama Changeling

In June 2012, however, it seemed as though there was trouble brewing in paradise, as People reported that his and Dina’s romance had became fractured and that they were sleeping in separate rooms.

It was reported at the time that Dina had been leaning on her pal Scott Fisher for support amid her marital problems, who was going through his own divorce from a woman named Erica Tomlinson-Fisher.

Erica allegedly became concerned that Dina and Scott were having an affair, so she reached out to Clint to warn him.

But in a wild turn of events, Clint and Erica who seemingly bonded and struck up their own romance, which left Dina ‘totally shocked.’

Clint and Dina officially split in late 2013, but she had nothing but praise for her ex when asked about their romance a few months later.

‘He’s lovely, he hasn’t done much. It’s other people around him have done things that have blown me away and again my ex-husband has done nothing [wrong],’ she said during an appearance on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show.

‘He is the sweetest, he is a loving, kind, low-key person so my intuition was still great on marrying a good person.’ 

She went on to marry Scott three years later, while Clint and Erica’s romance seemed to quietly fizzle out soon after.

Like many of his other kids, Morgan has worked in the movie industry. She landed a very small role in Million Dollar Baby when she was a kid, as well as Clint’s popular 1992 drama Changeling.

The acclaimed director has been linked to Christina Sandera since 2015, but has kept much of their relationship out of the spotlight so it’s unclear if they’re still together

Clint seemed to confirm that he was dating hostess Christina Sandera, who is 33 years his junior, when he brought her as his date to the Oscars in 2015, and they walked arm-in-arm

People reported afterwards that they had fallen in love after she was hired to work at the restaurant in the Mission Ranch Hotel, where he has resided for years. They’re seen in 2016

Clint seemed to confirm that he was dating hostess Christina Sandera, who is 33 years his junior, when he brought her as his date to the Oscars in 2015, and the two walked arm-in-arm down the red carpet.

People reported afterwards that they had fallen in love after she was hired to work at the restaurant in the Mission Ranch Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, where he has resided for years.

Since then, the two have been pictured attending numerous events together, but they’ve stayed extremely tight lipped about their romance.

By 2018, it seemed as though things had gotten pretty serious as the couple posed together with three of his daughters, his granddaughter, and his first wife, Maggie, at the premiere of his film The Mule.

By 2018, it seemed as though things had gotten pretty serious as the couple posed with three of his daughters, his granddaughter, and his first wife, Maggie, at the premiere of The Mule

The actor sparked dating rumors with film producer Noor Alfallah in January 2019, when they were seen getting dinner together, but she denied that anything was going on between them

Because they’re so private about their relationship, it is unclear whether or not Clint and Christina are still together.

However, the actor sparked dating rumors with film producer Noor Alfallah in January 2019, when photographers caught them enjoying a dinner together in Los Angeles.

The two were seen leaving side-by-side, before she got into the back of his car.

At the time, she shot down speculation that something was going on between them, telling DailyMail.com, ‘There is no relationship.

‘We’re family friends, and my family was there and that’s it. My parents were there, other friends were there. Trust me, there’s no relationship.’

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