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How Many Wives Has Clint Eastwood Had? All About His Marriages

How Many Wives Has Clint Eastwood Had? All About His Marriages

Clint Eastwood’s marital life is almost as eventful as his film career. But really, how many leading ladies has he charmed into being wives? The Western icon is a pro at love – with two marriages, multiple children from different partners, and a relationship going strong since 2014.

However, Clint Eastwood has had only two wives. Clint encountered his future first wife, Maggie Johnson, during a serendipitous blind date in his formative years in San Francisco back in 1953. At that time, Margaret Neville “Maggie” Johnson was a distinguished senior at U.C. Berkeley and a diligent secretary for Industria American, a prominent auto parts supplier. According to People, they became engaged in October of that year and were married two months later in Pasadena.

Maggie Johnson and Eastwood in 1956 (Photo by Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images)

The couple would later have two children together: their son, Kyle Eastwood, born in 1968, and their daughter, Alison Eastwood, born in 1972. However, reports surfaced of Clint having an affair with actress Sondra Locke during their marriage. Eventually, Clint and Maggie would go their separate ways, finalizing their divorce in 1984.

Dina Ruiz, the Second of Clint Eastwood’s Wives

Clint was leading a bachelor’s life when he had an interview with TV anchor Dina Ruiz in April 1993. The chemistry shared by Ruiz and Eastwood was palpable during the interview. The two began appearing together at golf events two years later.

Dina Ruiz and Eastwood in 2008 (Photo by Michael Loccisano/FilmMagic)

In January 1996, Clint proposed and they exchanged vows just two months later in an intimate ceremony at the picturesque Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. Their daughter, Morgan, graced their lives by the end of that year. However, their paths diverged in 2014, leading to a separation. Dina has since found love again and tied the knot with basketball coach Scott Fisher.

However, Clint didn’t stay a winging single for long. Reportedly, he crossed paths with Christina Sandera at his property, the Mission Ranch Hotel in Carmel-by-the-Sea, California, shortly after finalizing his divorce from Dina. Christina was said to be working there as a hostess. Their first public appearance was at the Oscars in 2015, and since then, they have been frequently seen together.

Eastwood with Christina Sandera in 2015 (Photo by Ethan Miller/WireImage)

Other than public appearances with Eastwood, Sandera keeps a low profile. To date, Clint has never spoken publicly about their relationship.