Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood found love again despite two failed marriages. The veteran is dating someone 30 years his junior with the approval of his children.
Actor Clint Eastwood and his longtime girlfriend are from two different worlds. He is a showbiz star, and she is a hostess. The lovebirds have been together since they met in 2014.
An insider revealed that the filmmaker did not waste time introducing his lover to his children. They were all smitten with her.
Actor Clint Eastwood and Christina Sandera attend the Vanity Fair and Chopard party celebrating the Cannes Film Festival at Hotel du Cap-Eden-Roc on May 20, 2017 in Cap d’Antibes, France ┃Source: Getty Images
The source added Eastwood’s brood said that his partner was “normal.” The outlet reported in June 2014 that the “Rawhide” alum was romantically involved with a woman named Christina Sandera.
The pair were spotted shopping at a Los Angeles Whole Foods on June 1, 2014. The insider disclosed Sandera had moved in with Eastwood.
At the time, she worked at his Mission Ranch Hotel in Carmel, California, where they first crossed paths. Eastwood converted what was once a dairy farm and the Fort Ord officers’ club into a restaurant and a hotel.
Director Clint Eastwood and hotel hostess Christina Sandera attend a screening of “Sully” at Directors Guild Of America on September 8, 2016 in Los Angeles, California ┃Source: Getty Images
The director first came across the town when he was a 21-year-old. He instantly loved it because of its visual appeal: “The first time I saw the place, I thought it was terrific. Visually it was something else, and I thought it was the place I’d like to call home. So, I adopted Carmel,” said Eastwood.
After settling there, he became a reserved resident who disliked hosting. Instead, Eastwood enjoyed flying around in his helicopter from Carmel to LA when visiting.
Clint Eastwood’s Mission Ranch pictured on September 22, 2000 in San Jose, California ┃Source: Getty Images
The California native opened the doors to his Mission Ranch in 2016, which features a bar, a renovated restaurant, and more than 30 “luxurious guest rooms.”
The old buildings were transformed into hotel structures on the property and are centrally positioned, much like a small Western town. There are massive trees surrounding the terrace, including cypress and eucalyptus.
Film producer Clint Eastwood photographed at his Mission Ranch Inn Carmel on March 1, 2005 in San Jose, California ┃Source: Getty Images
Eastwood previously shared a home on the ranch with his second wife, Dina Eastwood, with whom he was married from 1996 to 2014. He now shares the abode with his girlfriend, Sandera. A source previously told Closer Weekly that “The Mule” star had found happiness with his significant other:
“He’s truly happy with her. She’s fun, easygoing, and his kids like her, too. She’s on an even keel like he is.”
Eastwood Fathered 8 Kids with Different Women
Eastwood’s eight children, whom he shares with six different women, approve of Sandera. He remains in contact with all of them and their loved ones and appreciates that they all get along well.
An insider revealed that Sandera maintains good relationships with her boyfriend’s daughters: Kimber, Alison, Kathryn, Laurie, Francesca, and Morgan, including sons Kyle and Scott.
In October 2019, Alison shared that while growing up, their father was a workaholic and was barely around to spend time with them. However, over the years, he has toned it down, and “he spends a lot of time with us. We all have dinner, we all have fun, it’s a lot of laughter, there’s a lot of kidding and joking,” she said.
Clint Eastwood with his wife Dina Eastwood, Frances Fisher and children Scott, Kathryn, Francesca and Morgan during the “Blood Work” premiere on August 6, 2002 ┃Source: Getty Images
Eastwood’s eldest child is his daughter Laurie whom he welcomed in February 1954. She reunited with him in her 30s, and the father-and-daughter duo began attending red-carpet events together. Laurie is reportedly married to Lowell Thomas Murray III, and the couple has a son named Lowell Jr. She is also a mom to a daughter named Kelsey.
Eastwood’s second child is film producer Kimber, born in June 1964. He shares his eldest daughter with a former girlfriend, dancer/actress Roxanne Tunis. Kimber has a son named Clinton, whom she shares with her ex-husband, Anthony Gaddie. The former couple was married from 1983 to 1990.
The award-winning star’s oldest son is Kyle, who, like his siblings, forged a path in show business. He is a composer and an actor known for his appearances in “Invictus” and “Gran Torino.” Eastwood and his first wife, actress Maggie Johnson, had their one and only child Kyle in May 1968.
Eastwood’s fifth child is Scott, who is also an actor and a model. He made his movie debut in “Flags of Our Fathers,” directed by his dad, and appeared in “Gran Torino.” Eastwood shares his youngest son, Scott, born in March 1986, with a former flight attendant, Jacelyn Reeves. Scott is one of the most famous of the siblings.
Eastwood welcomed his sixth child, Kathryn, with Reeves in March 1988. She is an actress and a writer known for “American Virus” and “Jersey Boys.” Kathryn walked the stage at the 2005 Golden Globes as Miss Golden Globe. It remains unclear whether she is married or has kids.
Eastwood’s youngest child is Morgan, whom he shares with his second wife, Dina. The pair married in 1996 and welcomed their daughter later that year in December. Like her older half-brothers and sisters, Morgan also appeared in some of her dad’s movies, including “Changeling” and “Million Dollar Baby.”
Eastwood Is a Doting Grandfather to Five Grandkids
Alison revealed in 2019 that her father adored his grandchildren and had developed a close bond with them, including Francesca’s son, Titan. She praised her dad for being an exceptional parent and grandparent.
Alison also gushed about having the youngster around in the family: “Oh! He’s so cute. I love him. He loves to play with the dogs and cats that we have plenty of, and he’s a cool kid.”
Francesca and Alexander Wraith announced they were expecting their first child in September 2018. Titan is one of Eastwood’s five grandkids. The film star’s eldest grandchild is Clinton, born in February 1984.