Clint Eastwood’s wife, DIna Eastwood, has filed for divorce.
Dina Eastwood, a 48-year-old former TV news anchor, cited “irreconcilable differences” with Eastwood, 83, in a divorce petition filed in a Monterey County, California, court Tuesday.
She filed separation papers last month but withdrew them days later.
Us Weekly quoted Dina Eastwood saying that while she’s still close with Eastwood, they broke up more than a year ago and have been living apart “for some time.”
They married on March 31, 1996, and their daughter, Morgan, now 16, was born on December of that year.
Both Dina and Morgan were featured along with Eastwood’s other daughter, Francesca, on the E! reality show “Mrs. Eastwood and Company,” which premiered last year.
He has been married once before, to Maggie Johnson. He’s had eight children total by six women.
The divorce petition asks the court to award her spousal support and physical custody of Morgan, although she is offering to be awarded joint legal custody.
From a Costa Mesa divorce lawyer’s perspective, since the parties were married for over ten years, this is considered a long term marriage. Unless a prenuptial agreement is in place, Dina will be entitled to some spousal support, which will likely be a hefty amount given the parties’ wealth. Additionally, the court will likely keep jurisdiction over the issue of spousal support indefinitely since this is a marriage of long duration.
Contact a Costa Mesa divorce and alimony lawyer for more information immediately.