Dina Eastwood Defends Clint Eastwood After Split: He's "Wonderful," "Brilliant"

Celebrity News Sep. 3, 2013 AT 1:15PM
Dina Eastwood and Clint Eastwood Dina Eastwood defended Clint Eastwood on Twitter after their split Credit: M. Caulfield/WireImage

If you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything at all. Dina and Clint Eastwood may be separated, but Dina, for one, isn't about to badmouth her ex -- and won't tolerate anyone else doing so, either. On Monday, Sept. 2, less than a week after confirming exclusively to Us Weekly that she and her husband of 17 years had separated, the former TV news reporter, 48, took to Twitter to defend the Oscar-winning actor and director, 83, in the wake of their split.

PHOTOS: More big splits in 2013

"I don't like reading negative things about Clint," she tweeted. "He is a wonderful, good natured, brilliant person. No matter what, I attest to that."

In fact, Dina told Us last week that she and the Dirty Harry actor remain close, even though they've been living separately for some time. (A source told Us the couple split more than a year ago, in June 2012. "Clint fell out of love with Dina a long time ago," the insider shared, noting that the separation was "amicable.")

PHOTOS: Celebrity couples, then and now

Married since March 1996, Dina and Clint Eastwood have one daughter together, 16-year-old Morgan. The Trouble With the Curve star is also dad to seven other kids, including two with first wife Maggie Johnson, and a daughter, Francesca, with Titanic actress Frances Fisher. Francesca, Morgan, and Dina appeared together on the E! reality series Mrs. Eastwood & Company, which ran for one season in 2012.

PHOTOS: Other couples with big age differences

Eastwood himself has yet to comment on the split. (A manager for the Hollywood legend, when contacted by Us for comment, said only, "I know nothing about that.")

Dina, though, is looking forward to the future -- however uncertain it may be. A few days before confirming the separation to Us, she tweeted this: "Darkness somewhere means light somewhere else. #newbeginnings."

How we use your email
X

We may use your e-mail address to send you the newsletter and offers that may interest you, on behalf of Us Weekly and its partners. For more information please read our Privacy Policy.

comments powered by Disqus