Dina Eastwood Won’t Receive Alimony if Clint Gets His WayBy: Shana Norris - December 21, 2013
If Clint Eastwood gets his way, his estranged wife Dina won’t be receiving spousal support when their divorce is finalized.
Dina Eastwood filed for divorce in October, citing irreconcilable differences. This was on the heels of filing for a formal separation from her famous husband the prior month.
But Eastwood is asking a judge to deny Dina spousal support. Some sources speculate that Eastwood feels confident his request will be granted based on terms laid out in a prenuptial agreement.
Another potential source of contention in the divorce is custody of the couple’s 16 year-old daughter Morgan. Dina wants full physical custody; Eastwood wants joint physical custody.
During a recent appearance on Bethenny Frankel’s talk show, Dina said she had initially expected the separation and divorce to go much more smoothly:
“Stuff started happening in the spring that threw me for a loop,” she told Frankel. “I had no clue that there would ever be any kind of turbulence or bizarre things occur. I thought it would just be really cool, that we’d live in the same town and go to the same place to have a drink. I didn’t get it…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 future ex-husband has done nothing [wrong]. He’s probably the sweetest guy I’ve ever met. He is the sweetest, he is a loving, kind, low-key person so my intuition was still great on marrying a good person.”
Married in 1996, the couple have been separated since 2012. They have only the one child together. Eastwood has seven other children from previous relationships.
When asked by Frankel about rumors of infidelity, Dina said she didn’t feel comfortable “calling infidelity or cheating or anything like that when we’re already living separately … same house but separately … you’re living estranged.”
Dina told Frankel that she and Eastwood’s daughter Morgan is “lovin’ life right now. She’s great.” Dina talked about the fact that 83 year-old Eastwood recently took Morgan to Coachella. She actually referred to “our 20- and 16- year old,” the 20-year old most likely being Francesca Fisher-Eastwood, Eastwood’s daughter from his relationship with actress Frances Fisher.
In May 2012 Dina, Morgan and Francesca starred in the first season of Mrs. Eastwood and Company, an E! Network reality documentary series that chronicled their lives.
In April Dina, who worked as a news anchor prior to marrying Eastwood, checked herself into an exclusive Arizona rehab facility for depression and anxiety. She told Frankel that at this point she’s up and down, and aiming to go three consecutive days without crying.
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