Clint Eastwood is requesting that a judge deny his soon-to-be ex-wife’s request for spousal support.
Dina Eastwood announced the couple’s separation at the end of August, but said that they had been living separately for some time. The former reality TV star defended her estranged husband after news of the separation broke, writing on Twitter, “I don’t like reading negative things about Clint. He is a wonderful, good natured, brilliant person. No matter what, I attest to that.”
Dina Eastwood originally filed for legal separation on September 9, but later withdrew the papers. She then officially filed for divorce on October 21. The former reality star sought sole physical custody of the couple’s 16-year-old daughter, Morgan, as well as spousal support and attorney fees to be paid for by her estranged husband.
According to TMZ, Clint Eastwood filed legal documents to deny spousal support because the couple had a prenup that laid out their rights. The 83-year-old is also seeking joint physical custody of Morgan.
Clint and Dina Eastwood married on March 31, 1996. After the wedding, Dina said, “The fact that I am only the second woman he has married really touches me.” Clint Eastwood was previously married to Maggie Johnson from December 1953 to May 1984. The couple had two children together, Kyle and Alison.
On an episode of Bethenny earlier this month, Dina Eastwood said the separation was unexpected, and that “stuff started happening in the spring that threw me for a loop.” It was then that she decided to file for divorce.
“I think maybe a part of me was holding out, like ‘What are we doing here,’” she said. “Then there have been some definite signs that we’re not going to get back together so let’s move on amicably is my opinion, but I think there is a mental chokehold on you when you don’t have something in place that shows you are definitely apart.”
The former KSBW news anchor also revealed that Clint Eastwood took Morgan and her half-sister, Francesca, to Coachella.
“I mean he is 83 years old and he’s rolling with our 20- and 16 year-old at Coachella,” she said. “He does fun stuff like that with them so they are getting a fun version of dad and a more chill version of mom and life is good for the kids. They are pretty happy.”
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