CLINT'S MARRIAGES

Clinton Eastwood Jr. has been married two times.


His first marriage was to Maggie Johnson
(Married Dec.19 1953 - Pasadena, CA - Divorced 1978 - Los Angeles, CA)

Maggie Johnson, who had been born, and raised, in the Los Angeles community, Alhambra, was the perfect example of a "California Girl". The leggy, natural blond Southern California beauty not only loved the beach, she'd worked as a swimsuit model for Jantzen. 
When she was accepted to the
University of California, Berkeley, the pretty teenaged student left her parent's Alhambra home, for a new life as a "sorority girl" on the renown UC campus. The popular coed was nearing graduation when she first met Clint on a blind date during the early months of 1953. Clint had just been discharged from the U.S. Army, after a 'tour of duty' served entirely at nearby Fort Ord, in Monterey, California.

The good looking young pair 'hit it off' immediately, and many dates followed. In addition to their mutual physical attractions, they soon found they shared many common interests, first & foremost, their mutual passion for Jazz Music, as well as a healthy lifestyle, the beach, and most outdoor sports.
Maggie would tell her longtime girlfriend from home, and now,
sorority sister, Barbara Sands, that her "husband-to-be looked a little like Guy Madison".

One can only imagine what Clint, the former lifeguard, soldier, lumberjack, piano player, and full-time "ladies man", reported on his relationship with Maggie.

He has stated much later that, other than the obvious, he was most attracted to Maggie's inner qualities: a self awareness, her supportive nature, and methodical approach to her life.

- These are the qualities that would help transform this directionless 23 year old ex-soldier, lifeguard, with nothing but the GI Bill, and healthy good looks, into the world renowned actor, director, producer, musical artist, and film score composer, the former Mayor of Carmel, California,  CLINT EASTWOOD.

Maggie had planned to move back to Southern California right after her graduation from Berkeley.
She wanted to return to her old friends, her family, and hopefully, better career opportunities; for both herself, and her handsome new boyfriend.. 

Naturally, Clint would tag along with his new Berkeley Graduate. Not only was she a pretty, well-built blond, who was a lot of fun, loved the beach, and outdoor sports, SHE LOVED JAZZ, maybe as much as he did. Plus, she was driven, and had a plan.
Why not see what was available in LA. He didn't have anything else going, other than his GI Bill, which he planned to utilize for its educational benefits. It would pay enough to cover his college expenses, so he figured he'd try enrolling at
Los Angeles City College, to take some music, or business classes.

The young couple moved to Los Angeles immediately after Maggie graduated,
and Clint first found them a home in Beverly Hills,
when he (
briefly) managed a small apartment building, at 427 S. Oakhurst Dr. It only paid $30.00 a week, but the rent was included. With Maggie working, Clint could go to school, and look into these Hollywood acting possibilities that his Army buddies suggested.

In less than six months, Maggie and Clint married on December 19, 1953 in South Pasadena, California.
They asked a Congregational minister,
Reverend Henry David Grey,
to perform their wedding ceremony.
The indigent, yet eager, young newlyweds honeymooned for a couple days, back up north, in
"Carmel By The Sea", California.

           EARLY L.A. DAYS

The Eastwood's duties as Managers at the Oakhurst Apartments included Maggie handling the paperwork, while Clint performed general maintenance tasks, repairs, etc. To supplement the weekly $30.00 salary, Clint found a job pumping gas at a nearby Signal Oil gas station which paid $2.00 an hour. The station happened to be located on Santa Monica Blvd., right across the street from the Hollywood 'unemployment office'. "Coincidence" ?

After Clint enrolled at Los Angeles City College for the 1954 Fall semester, the robust young couple did their best to meet friends in the "entertainment business", while devoting as much time as possible enjoying Southern California's many beaches. They spent most of their time at 'SoCal surfer favorites', especially the beaches at San Clemente, and San Onofre.

By September, Clint was attending his classes at LACC, and began to realize that a career in acting was more attractive than sitting in Business Classes.
He managed to get an unpaid position at the college as a student DJ  for the school's radio station.

When it was time to leave Beverly Hills, the Eastwoods moved 'over the hill', to the San Fernando Valley, to be closer to the Hollywood studios. A few of their new friends had recommended an apartment building called the "VILLA SANDS".  It was known for both having a full-sized swimming pool, as well as being filled with aspiring actors, and 'wanna-be' actresses.
Best of all, its Arch Drive location, just off Ventura Blvd., was within walking distance of Universal Studios, where Clint would be working. Not to mention, also as close to the Valley's most popular Jazz Club,
"The Baked Potato".
{note Clint & Maggie - Red "X"}

 

 

 

 

 


They eventually had two children together,
Kyle  - May 19, 1968 
Alison -  May, 22, 1972.

 Maggie, Kyle, Alison 

 Divorce - LA !978

Maggie married Henry Wynberg on April 6, 1985 on the Big Island of Hawaii, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The Hawaiian outdoor sunset ceremony was performed by Reverend Walter Frutiger. Her second marriage was short, the couple divorced in Aug. 1989.

 

Divorce - LA  !978


Frances Fisher

         

  Pink Cadillac 1989

Move in Together

Unforgiven  !992

 

Ruthie Aug. 7, 1993

Move out  1995

True Crime 1999 


 


Dina  -  meet 93

Marriage: March 31, 1996 - Las Vegas, NV

Morgan  -  Dec. 12, 1996. 

 

 

 

Maggie married Henry Wynberg on April 6, 1985 on the Big Island of Hawaii, at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel. The Hawaiian outdoor sunset ceremony was performed by Reverend Walter Frutiger. Her second marriage was short, the couple divorced in Aug. 1989.


Clint's second and current marriage is to Dina Ruiz Eastwood
Married March 31, 1996 - Las Vegas, NV

Dina and Clint first met in 1993 when she did an interview with him. A couple years later, when Clint proposed, he presented Dina with a diamond-and-ruby engagement ring. In the traditional Eastwood film production style, the ceremony was done quickly, moderately, yet always stylish, and above all, with class.

His theme for Bridges of Madison County, "Doe Eyes", was played at their wedding in Las Vegas at the home of Steve Wynn. Dina was escorted down the aisle by her father. Reverend Judy performed the ceremony. Clint's son Kyle was best man at the wedding. Clint and Dina honeymooned on Maui.

The pair have one daughter, Morgan Eastwood, born in Carmel California on Dec. 12, 1996. 

THE EASTWOOD FAMILY
Dina, Alison, Maggie,
 Kyle, Clint


 The 2 Mrs. Eastwoods
 Dina
(left) Maggie (right)


* Previous Long Term Relationship:
Sondra Locke: Sondra was born on May 28, 1947 in Shelbyville, Tennessee. Sondra was a young, aspiring actress when she first met Clint. She was legally married to her old high school sweetheart, Gordon Anderson, from 1969 through 1978. Sondra became involved with Clint in 1975, and they lived together in Los Angeles through 1988. Their tumultuous relationship ended with Clint having Sondra evicted from their Bel-Air estate and her possessions put in storage. The ugly breakup ended up in court when Sondra filed a palimony suit against Clint. She sued him again in 1999. Sondra has been with Scott Cunneen, a director of surgery, for ten years and lives with him in the Hollywood Hills.


SOME CLINT QUOTES ON MARRIAGE

 "They say marriages are made in Heaven. But so is thunder and lightning."
Source: IMDB.com

Clint about Maggie: "I've been married to the same chick for 17 years. I'd better check my pulse. She's lived through all the changes in me, and she hasn't thrown me out, so I think I'll hang around."
Source: Clint Eastwood: Interviews, by Clint Eastwood, pages 5-6.

Clint about his marriage to Maggie:
"... [Maggie] had to learn I was going to do as I pleased."
Source: Tiscali.co.uk

Clint about getting married again [before Dina]:
"There's only one way to have a happy marriage and as soon as I learn what it is I'll get married again."
Source: BrainyQuote.com

Clint talking about love [after Dina]: "Love is much stronger when one meets in the second half of one's life. It hits you when you least expect it. If I have a message, it is simply to say, 'Don't let anything pass.'"
Source: Clint Eastwood: A Biography by Richard Schickel, page 494.

Dina about Clint: "He's a philanthropist, not a philanderer ...
The fact that I am only the second woman he has married really touches me."

Source: Clint Eastwood: Billion Dollar Man, by Douglas Thompson, page 229.

Clint about Dina: "Dina keeps me on my toes, let's put it that way. We both enjoy family a lot, we both enjoy pets and we love to play golf. To me, as I said, life is like the back nine in golf. Sometimes you play better on the back nine. You may not be stronger, but hopefully you're wiser."
Source: Clint Eastwood: Billion Dollar Man, by Douglas Thompson, page 9.