“We all have dinner, we all have fun, it’s a lot of laughter, there’s a lot of kidding and joking,” Clint Eastwood's daughter Alison shared.
Clint Eastwood, the renowned Hollywood actor, has experienced fame as a heartthrob. However, his most cherished role is that of a family man to his eight beautiful children and five grandchildren whose presence has brought stability to Eastwood's life.
During his marriage to Maggie Johnson from 1953 to 1984, Clint became a father to son Kyle and daughter Alison Eastwood. He also had a daughter named Kimber from a relationship with Roxanne Tunis in 1964. Following his divorce from Maggie, Clint remarried Dina Ruiz in 1996 and welcomed daughter Morgan Eastwood into their family. He went on to have two more children, Scott Eastwood and Kathryn Eastwood, with his former girlfriend Jacelyn Reeves. He also has a daughter named Francesca with his former co-star Frances Fisher.
Surprisingly, Eastwood discovered he had an eighth child after Laurie, who was put up for adoption following her birth in 1954, reached out to him over 30 years ago. “It obviously came as a great shock to Laurie but I believe that Clint was extremely receptive to her and the situation,” an insider had told Hollywood Life at the time.
Despite the demands of his large family, Clint has been praised by his daughter Alison for being an exceptional father and grandfather. “It’s just a lot of fun. I just think that he enjoys it now and I’m glad he’s settled down a bit,” she exclusively told Closer. “He’s worked a lot. Throughout my childhood, he was working all of the time and I didn’t see him that much so now he’ll do a movie a year 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 added.
Clint Eastwood with his 64-year-old secret daughter Laurie Murray, who had been given up for adoption by her mother. pic.twitter.com/xKMHtCXFfn— Edward Elderman (@edwereddie) August 29, 2022
Not only that, but Alison admits Clint’s “been a great father and a great grandfather.” While Alison shared her father's exceptional grandparenting skills, her sister Francesca, another of Eastwood's daughters, also expressed admiration for him.
Francesca shared a heartwarming photo on Instagram in 2021, capturing Eastwood and his grandson, Titan, smiling at each other. The image was followed by another picture of Titan and Eastwood smiling at the camera. Accompanying the photo was a caption that read, "Best dad. Best grandfather." The post received numerous adoring comments, with many noting the striking resemblance between Titan and his grandfather.
Alison too adores spending time with baby Titan. “Oh! He’s so cute, I love him,” she gushed. “He loves to play with the dogs and cats that we have plenty of and he’s a really cool kid.”
Laurie, Eastwood's secret daughter, also has a son named Lowell Tomas Murray, who has shared his positive experiences and relationship with his grandfather. The relationship started off a bit strange since no one had known the existence of the other, but slowly, for Murray, his grandfather became really important. He expressed that Clint has made up for lost time. “All I would say is that he’s been a great father to my mom, and always great to me and my family whenever we see him.” The now-actor has his grandfather's initials tattooed on his chest, he revealed, per Hollywood Life.
Clint Eastwood with his kids Kyle Eastwood and Alison Eastwood visiting Leonard Nimoy and William Shatner on the set of Star Trek – The Motion Picture. pic.twitter.com/Kk8mRCADMR— This Is Not Porn (@Thisisnotporn) March 26, 2019
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