While scores of fans around the world are looking forward to Clint Eastwood’s latest movies, there is a special group of family members—many of them in the entertainment business—who most likely watch his films with a keener and knowing eye—his many children.
The ruggedly handsome actor, director, composer and producer, who is often called “a cultural icon of masculinity” first achieved success in the Western genre with the TV series Rawhide, and rose to international fame with his role as the Man with No Name; one of many spaghetti Westerns during the mid-1960s, and later as the beloved antihero cop Harry Callahan in five Dirty Harry movies.
Among his dozens of many memorable films is Play Misty for Me, Unforgiven, Million Dollar Baby (with Hilary Swank), Escape from Alcatraz, The Bridges of Madison County (opposite Meryl Streep), The Mule, Gran Torino and In the Line of Fire.
In addition to starring in and/or directing these now-classic movies, has won many accolades and honors, including four Academy Awards, four Golden Globe awards and an American Film Institute Achievement Award.
In addition to directing many of his own movies, he has also directed movies for other A-list actors, including Mystic River (Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon), Letters from Iwo Jim, the Changeling, Invictus, and American Sniper (Sienna Miller and Bradley Cooper).
A political activist, Eastwood was elected in 1986 as the mayor of Carmel-by-the-Sea and served for two years.
His most recent film project is Cry Macho, a Western about a washed-up horse breeder on the road to redemption. From Warner Bros., Cry Macho, opened in theaters and on HBO Max on Sept. 17, was filmed in New Mexico, and based on a 1975 book from N. Richard Nash. Eastwood stars in and directs the movie alongside Eduardo Minett, Dwight Yoakam and Fernanda Urrejola.
In this movie, Eastwood plays a decorated onetime rodeo star who, after losing his wife and child, spirals into despair. The time is the late 1970s, and he’s forced to take a job from a former boss to bring that man’s young son home and away from his own alcoholic parent, resulting in a treacherous journey from Mexico back to Texas.
“[Cry Macho] is about a man who has been through some hard times in his life and then unexpectedly another challenge is brought to the foreground,” Eastwood previously told Entertainment Weekly. “He would normally never do it, but he is a man of his word. He follows through. And it starts his life over again.” This is the first film he has directed since Richard Jewell in 2019, which he did not star in. Eastwood was attached to star in Cry Macho as early as 1988 but instead opted to reprise his role as Dirty Harry in The Dead Pool.
Here is a look at the complicated relationships among Clint Eastwood’s children and wives.
Who are Clint Eastwood’s wives?
Clint Eastwood is currently not married.
Eastwood was previously married to Maggie Johnson from 1953 until 1984.
He and Dina Ruiz, tied the knot in 1996 and divorced in 2014.
Who is Clint Eastwood’s girlfriend?
As of 2021, Clint Eastwood is dating Christina Sandera. Clint Eastwood met Christina Sandera at the Mission Ranch Hotel, where she worked as a hostess. They made their relationship public in 2015 when she walked the red carpet with him at the Oscars.
How many children does Clint Eastwood have?
Clint Eastwood has eight known children.
Who are the mothers of Clint Eastwood’s children?
This lady’s man had many intimate relationships that produced eight known children, although according to several sources Clint Eastwood refuses to confirm his exact number of offspring.
—Maggie Johnson (whom he was married to from 1953 until 1984) is the mother of Kyle and Alison.
—Jacelyn Reeves is the mother of Scott and Kathryn.
—Roxanne Tunis is the mother of Kimber.
—Frances Fisher is the mother of Francesca.
—Dina Ruiz (whom he was married to from 1996 until 2014) is the mother of Morgan.
—The mother of his daughter, Laurie Murray, is not public record.
Who are Clint Eastwood’s children?
His first daughter, Laurie Murray, was given up for adoption at birth. Her mom’s name has not been disclosed. Eastwood didn’t know anything about Murray, until she searched to find her biological parents about 30 years ago. She has been welcomed into the family.
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Kyle Eastwood, born May 19, 1968, is his son with his first wife, Maggie Johnson, He is a bassist, who started playing by ear in high school and went on to study under French bassist Bunny Brunel. He credits his father’s love for jazz as his inspiration to play his instrument. He and his band The Kyle Eastwood Quartet contributed to Eastwood After Hours, Live at Carnegie Hall (1996).
Kyle’s younger sister, Alison Eastwood, born May 22, 1972, made her acting debut at age 7 in an uncredited role in the Clint Eastwood-directed film Bronco Billy (1980). Her then-very busy career found her appearing in Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil (1997), Friends and Lovers (1999) and Poolhall Junkies (2002). She went on to join her father again in the 2018 crime drama, The Mule.
Scott Eastwood was born Scott Clinton Reeves on March 21, 1986. He is the son of Jacelyn Reeves. Scott is the best known of Clint’s offspring. Auditioning as Scott Reeves, he was getting passed over for all of his dad’s movies, while during that same time landing roles in Flags of Our Fathers (2006) and An American Crime (2007). He finally got to work with his father in Gran Torino (2008) as Trey. At that point, he changed his stage name to Scott Eastwood and went on to get parts in Trouble with the Curve (2012), directed by his father; The Longest Ride (2015); Snowden (2016); Suicide Squad (2016) and The Fate of the Furious (2017).
Born Kathryn Anne Reeves, March 2, 1988, Kathryn Eastwood is Jocelyn’s second child. She is an actor and screenwriter. She began her acting career as Tommy’s girlfriend in the 2014 film, Jersey Boys, which was directed by her famous father. Since then, she has gone on to star in American Virus (2015), Virus of the Dead (2018) and Banned, Exploited & Blacklisted (2020).
Kimber Eastwood was born Kimber Lynn Tunis on June 17, 1964. She is a make-up artist and producer.
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Francesca Eastwood, born August 7, 1993, is a TV personality. Her work includes the reality show, Mrs. Eastwood & Company (2012) and the film Jersey Boys, directed by her father.
Morgan Eastwood, born December 12, 1996, landed bit parts on several of her father’s films; among them, Million Dollar Baby (2004) and Richard Jewell (2019). She is best known for the reality show, Mrs. Eastwood & Company, where she played herself, alongside her mother, Dina, and half-sister Francesca.
How many grandchildren does Clint Eastwood have?
Clint Eastwood has five grandchildren.
Clint Eastwood’s grandchildren
Clinton Eastwood Gaddie
Clinton Eastwood was born to Kimber Eastwood and her first husband, ex-Marine Anthony Gaddie on Feb. 21, 1984. This makes him older than three of his aunts and uncles!
Graylen Spencer was born in 1994 to his son Kyle.
Lowell Murray, who goes by L.T., is the son of Laurie Murray.
Kelsey Murray is the daughter of Laurie Murray.
Titan Eastwood was born in September 2018 to Francesca.