Dina & Clint Eastwood ‘did not speak much’ at his daughter’s wedding: uh-oh?

Clint Eastwood

With this story, let us officially commence a countdown for a Clint Eastwood/Dina Ruiz divorce. These two haven’t been photographed together on a red carpet since late 2011. Last November, we heard that the spouses had been living apart and were on the verge of a split, which followed an admission from Dina that Clint wasn’t doing cartwheels over his family’s reality show, and he was always dead set against living on television, but Dina insisted. Indeed, I don’t think anyone (except for Dina and Clint’s two daughters who appeared on the show) was looking forward to the reality show of doom, which looked to turn out even worse than imagined.

Clint Eastwood

Now a new story from this weeks’ Enquirer (via the Mail) says that Clint and Dina are in real trouble. It seems to me that Dina basically guilted Clint into the sparse appearances on the show. Now we’re hearing that things were very uncomfortable at the weekend wedding of Clint’s daughter Alison (who did not appear on the program), and he and Dina basically ignored each other the whole time. It sounds like he’s over it:

Clint Eastwood’s daughter Alison married her long-term boyfriend Stacy Poitras in an intimate ceremony in Calabasas, California on Friday.

And while everything seemed picture perfect, an ongoing feud between Clint, 82, and his wife Dina reportedly threatened to ruin the big day.

The actor and his second wife had not been photographed together since November 2011 before the wedding, and apparently “did not speak much” during the occasion.

“Clint was noticeably subdued and I did not see him speak much to Dina,” an eyewitness allegedly told the National Enquirer. “Alison’s mother Maggie Johnson was over the moon, but in my opinion, Clint did not look happy.”

The publication claimed that the couple, who have been married for 16 years, had a huge row over Dina’s reality TV show “Mrs Eastwood & Company.”

“Clint retreated to the far end of the table,” the eyewitness claimed. “He and Dina sat together, but they didn’t look happy and barely interacted with each other. Clint mainly kept to himself.”

The 20 friends and family members who were guests at the small ceremony then enjoyed a meal in a private area of the Saddle Peak Lodge restaurant.

While there, the source said that “Clint played with his food a bit and tried to be polite to guests but otherwise he kept a very low profile.” The insider added: “In fact, when guests at the end of the table started knocking back too much red wine and getting a bit rowdy, Clint was noticeably annoyed.’

The Enquirer also claimed that Dina, 47, ran the risk of upstaging the bride as she arrived in a dramatic red gown.

[From Daily Mail]

Well of course Dina tried to upstage everyone at the event. That’s just her personality, and it probably seemed charming to Clint until it wasn’t. I don’t know whether they’ll actually split or if they’ll just be content to live completely separate lives because it sounds like Dina and Clint can’t stand each other at this point. Maybe the organizers of the wedding should have just seated Clint next to an empty chair. In that case, he would have talked plenty.

Clint Eastwood

Clint Eastwood

Photos courtesy of Fame/Flynet, screencap from YouTube

You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0 feed.

49 Responses to “Dina & Clint Eastwood ‘did not speak much’ at his daughter’s wedding: uh-oh?”

Comments are Closed

We close comments on older posts to fight comment spam.

  1. brin says:

    The reality show curse strikes again!

    • Me Three says:

      Nope…it’s the I’m so over being married to an old man who is 35 years older than I am and sinc I’m pretty much set financially, it’s time to move on..

      Clint: Jesus when I married you you were a 30 year old girl who just wanted to please me. What the He’ll happened to that girl? Gotta call my assistant and have her bring in the latest issue of Maxim. Need to find my next candidate!

  2. Murphy says:

    I don’t know if this was because of the reality curse–I think they would have gotten divorced anyway because she is SO ANNOYING. I felt bad for Clint every time I watched it (and inevitably turned it off 5 minutes later)

    If it weren’t for the show, most of us wouldn’t know that.

    • Lauren says:

      I think Clint was attracted to her looks when he met her. She seems very overbearing and self absorbed. Maybe this woman is spiritual payback for the awful manner in which he dumped Sandra Locke. Yes indeed, maybe Karma exists.

      • BeesKnees says:

        Clint was HORRIBLE to the women he was romantically involved with prior to Dina… Karma indeed!

  3. roxy750 says:

    Clint will always be “the man” like no other man could ever be. He has earned his stripes. As far as their marriage–I knew it would be doomed when they did a reality show. Stupid woman wanted some fame and now she got it–at the expense of her family. Sad. Have respect for eachother, love each other and keep private moments private.

    • fabgrrl says:

      I have a theory:
      Couples agrees to do a reality show so that one (or both) of the spouses will have documented material to use against the other one in the inevitable divorce.

    • candigirl says:

      It probably confirms for him, in some way, that she married him for the fame. So sad since he is hot and talented and funny, even if he weren’t famous. In a way the show was already a betrayal to their marriage. Reality shows are a portent of change for the people in them.

  4. palermo says:

    I thought I already read they were living separately? He never wanted that show, it was all her

  5. ViktoryGin says:

    Am I the only one who actually likes Dina?

    • stay-cee says:

      I like her too , & i also liked her show. wooops.

    • Karma says:

      No, you aren’t the only one. I like her too. She was an acquaintance in high school since her dad was my freshman algebra teacher.

      She really is a genuinely nice person with an empathic soul. I only have goofy high school stories, but truly, if someone was going to be a jerk, that’s when it would come out.

      Her dad, Mr Ruiz, was a demanding teacher but also a lot of fun. The kids in my class had a high regard for both of them. Dina used to visit our class since it was an open period for her and was touching base with her dad.

      Later when Mr Ruiz had a heart attack and decided to retire (it sounds like he went back to work). A bunch of us had tears in our eyes when he told us he wouldn’t be coming back as our teacher. Dina was there, noting the tears and how much his students cared for him, as he humbly dismissed how much we would miss him. A nice moment, among many with them.

      In a weird twist, my father-in-law and his brother went to high school with Clint. 😆

  6. Susie Q says:

    Weren’t people speculating when he made an ass of himself with the empty chair speech and she didn’t fix his hair before he went out on stage that there were problems? A wife that cared about her husband would make sure he looked good in front of a crowd. Or maybe that’s just what I was thinking when I saw them.

  7. moon says:

    Clint’s 82. My grandparents are that age and they don’t talk much either, cause they’re usually half snoozing.

    • Kim says:

      I agree they are not splitting.Clint knows who he married she hasn’t changed neither has he

  8. Wynona says:

    Why all this sympathy for clint? Did the 35 year age difference have him convinced that it was all “true love”? Of course she married him for fame and money and shes entitled to it. No sympathy for either one of this annoying couple. Ones a fame whoring gold digger the other is a man slut marrying women 35 years younger. Boo hoo suck it up.

    • teec says:

      Thank You! I don’t know why everyone’s giving Clint a free pass. Yes, she’s shallow, but he married her, so he’s probably shallow, too. And look at his history! Another commenter alluded to the monstrous way he treated his former wife Sandra Locke. Maybe he’s finally getting a bit of his just desserts.

      • taxi says:

        Clint & Sondra were never married.

        Clint & Frances Fisher never married.

        His children from “relationships” do get the Eastwood surname though.

      • Amy says:

        Actually, none of Clint’s out-of-wedlock children were born with his name.

        The son and daughter that he had with the flight attendant, Jacelyn Reeves, only had their mother’s last name. In fact, the birth certificates said “father declined.” It was a bizarre situation because Clint was still living with Sondra Locke when they were born. Apparently he liked being with more than one woman at the same time. The son now calls himself Scott Eastwood because he’s trying to make it in movies.

        Francesca was born with the hyphenated surname Fisher-Eastwood but now she only goes by Eastwood.

        His firstborn, Kimber Tunis, was from an affair while he was married to Alison’s mother and wasn’t known about until recent years. Like Clint’s other out-of-wedlock children, she was born with her mother’s last name but changed it to Eastwood.

        Of all the women in his life I think Sondra Locke suited him the best, even though it ended horribly. What an attractive couple those two made. She had two abortions, and in her book she wrote that her and Clint’s children would have been “extraordinary” but decided not to keep them because parenthood wouldn’t have fit their lifestyle. Later, when she learned he sired two chidren with a mistress while they were still together, it was a huge betrayal.

      • Ally8 says:

        @Amy, wow what an awful story.

        I guess karma catches up to these jerks in their old age, when the user finally becomes the used.

    • Jane says:

      Agree. Just another old man marrying a much younger woman convinced it was because she really loved him.

      I remember when he was really hot, back in the day. I loved watching Rawhide because of him. But, he seems to have turned into a grumpy old man.

      • Sandy Pandy says:

        Agree. Married for your $ and fame and he wants to look manly. Suck it up. I suspect he was annoyed at the rowdy wine drinkers – he’s reached cranky old man status now lol.

    • Me Three says:

      Thank you Wynona! I love you!

  9. Lauren says:

    The “empty chair” theory is hilarious! Clint is suffering from a Golddigger Hangover.

  10. Agnes says:

    I have zero sympathy for Clint after his crazy anti-Obama ramblings. His wife seems like a pill, though.

    • Marie Antoinette Jr. says:

      Same here Agnes. Lost all respect for him after that pathetic stunt he pulled at the RNC.

  11. Mia 4S says:

    If anyone files for divorce it will be him. She seems like a famewhore who would want to be the widow (the man is 82!), not the Ex.

  12. Antonia says:

    Honestly though, Clint is an actor and a damned good one. For one lousy day even if you hate the ground she walks on, be completely civil and pretend to be having the best time of your life. It’s your daughter’s wedding dammit. And nothing you do should overshadow that. You should not be so noticeably miffed at her that the press is all over that instead of how gorgeous your daughter was.

  13. Bowers says:

    After his Republican convention debacle, I quit liking him.

    • bns says:


      Some dumbass commenter on the Daily Mail said that of course they would be getting divorced because she’s a “latina liberal” who isn’t elegant enough for him. People are so stupid and just as bigoted as Eastwood probably is.

    • garvels says:

      Now you can understand how conservatives and independents may feel about liberal Hollywood. Actors like Eastwood are only about 5% of Hollywood whereas 95% of Hollywood are extremely left who literally worship Obama.

      Personally I think all actors,singers etc.. would be wise to shut their face about politics…people are getting sick and tired of being preached to;but I am in fly over country and no one cares about us because we aren’t wealthy; therefore we have no access to the WhiteHouse…it’s not like I have $500,000 in my back pocket to throw away.

  14. Lisa says:

    I don’t care at all about their personal lives, but that picture of them talking to the Extra reporter is hilarious and awesome. Thank you!

  15. Bored suburbanhousewife says:

    Agree–never got how she got him to marry her though. Here is the fascinating question for you smart Cbitches–with these big stars who have serial relationships–some they live with long term, some they marry– what is the secret sauce of the ones who get the ring? Clint lived with Sondra and Frances Fisher, even fathered her daughter, no marriage. Then whackadoodle weather girl Dina gets the gold? Then there’s Rod Stewart–lived with some, married others, what made the difference? These must be distinguished from the ones who live with them all like Jack Nicholson or marry them all like Sean Bean.

    • KAI says:

      Sondra Locke was married to someone else throughout her relationship with Clint Eastwood and, I believe, still is.

      Rod Stewart claims to have asked Kelly Emberg to marry him but she refused and ultimately dumped him for someone else. As for his other high profile relationship with Britt Ekland, it was relatively short.

      • Amy says:

        Sondra has been married since 1967 to an openly gay man, Gordon Anderson. No one really knows why. According to her book, they never consummated the marriage but have never divorced.

      • KAI says:

        Gay or not, being married to someone else means she could not marry Clint Eastwood. As such one cannot assume Clint did not want to marry her.

  16. Linda says:

    He doesn’t care if they get along. Why should he care? At that age, they’re just difficult. Make that impossible.

  17. Ann says:

    What 48 year woman wants to be married to a man 35 years her senior? None!

  18. garvels says:

    I think the reality show was the last straw. I think they will stay married but lead separate lives. I had read that he was estranged from his first wife for a decade before they divorced. Marriage is not one of Eastwood’s strengths.

    I read that he has only been married twice…Dina is his 2nd marriage but he has 7 children to 5 different women. I still like his work especially Grand Torino. I really think Dina married him for the status.

    • taxi says:

      Dina worked on a TV news show in a minor market (MontereyCA) & has always loved a spotlight. Clint was a giant step up for her.

  19. The Original G says:

    He’s 82. Playing with your food, laying low and being annoyed are what you do when you’re 82.

  20. Itsa Reallyme says:

    She seems like a nice enough person. I wondered when the show started how they would get away with him not ever being around when they were shooting. Well, it turned out he was filming a movie. I found it VERY interesting and telling to see how filthy their house was. Every room was stacked high to the brim with junk even though they have a cleaning lady! I think Dina has a hoarding problem and maybe the daughter too because her room was equally disgusting. The house was on the small side and REALLY run down. I kept thinking there was NO WAY he would live in that crappy house when he has as much money as he does. I really think they haven’t been a real couple for a long time. I’m guessing he has his own place and they just make appearances together.

  21. Amy says:

    Divorce is highly unlikely. If they separate, it will be just that. What’s the point of getting divorced at this late in the game? I think Clint would rather die married.

  22. Oyn says:

    He’s nearly old enough to be her pappy.

  23. Djeyyel says:

    Let’s get the facts of life right, here… She married Clint Eastwood for his status quo and to elevate her low profile status from news reporter to become a celebrity…

    The real scenario is; if Clint Eastwood was a man of ordinary status, you can be sure as hell, that Dina would not bat an eyelid in his direction.

    Dina is a beautiful woman, and obviously Clint Eastwood is ultimately attracted to her; the rest is history. Period.

    Need I say more?