Off The Record
A Secret That’s Been Kept From Clint Eastwood For 30 Years
With his long career in the public eye, Clint Eastwood has had virtually every aspect of his life covered by the media.
It’s hard to believe that the great actor, a true titan of the silver screen, is already 92 years old.
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You could argue that in his professional and personal life, he has experienced it all. Given that Clint has spent nearly 70 years of his life under the intense scrutiny of the public eye, it’s not unexpected that he has been involved in his share of scandals, rumors, and enigmas.
Yet, there’s a great surprise in store for him that not everyone knows about, despite the fact that he’s lived a long time. For a long time, even the performer himself was in the dark about this particular one.
Yet when he did, it would alter his life dramatically…
It’s no wonder that when Clint Eastwood was at the height of his fame, many women found him attractive. At 6 feet 4 inches tall, he possesses rugged good looks and an often piercing stare.
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The actor has eight children altogether, a fact he didn’t realize for quite some time. Actually, Clint had been under the impression that he had seven kids his whole life until he was caught off guard by a lady who claimed to be his daughter.
Supposedly, Eastwood had an affair with a woman in Seattle while he was engaged to Maggie Johnson in the early 1950s, long before he became the famous name he is today.
Once their relationship ended, she became pregnant with his child and decided to place the infant for adoption without telling him.
Having been adopted as a newborn by a Seattle couple, Laurie Murray subsequently decided she was curious about her birth family.
Over 30 years ago, a family friend told the Daily Mail newspaper. Laurie Murray had hired a private investigator to help her track down her biological parents. They discovered that her biological mother had recorded Clint Eastwood as the father on certain documents.
“From what it appeared, Clint Eastwood had no idea that she was even pregnant.”
They added: “I don’t think she had the best upbringing, certainly not privileged. When she found her biological parents, she reached out to her mother but she didn’t want to be contacted.”
Thankfully, Clint was receptive to the approach of his biological daughter.
“It obviously came as a great shock to Laurie but I believe that Clint was extremely receptive to her and the situation,” said the family friend.
Throughout the years, Laurie and Clint got closer, to the point that she began accompanying the family on all of their trips.
Clint’s eighth child was initially brought to light when Eastwood’s relationship with Laurie’s real mother was referenced in Patrick McGilligan’s biography of the actor, Clint: The Life and Legend.
Speaking to Inside Edition, McGilligan said: “I think when he discovered she was his daughter and realized she was that person from long before … he was okay with it.”
The aforesaid Daily Mail source revealed: “Laurie and her family are wealthy in their own right. So it wasn’t a situation, which I’m sure someone like Clint Eastwood is used to, of someone crawling out of the woodwork looking for money.
“Laurie is a very nice woman and very private, she definitely doesn’t go around telling people this.”
In total, Clint is the father of eight children: son Kyle and daughter Alison from his marriage to Maggie Johnson; daughter Kimber from an affair with Roxanne Tunis while he was still married to Johnson; son Scott and daughter Kathryn from a relationship with Jacelyn Reeves; daughter Francesca from a relationship with Frances Fisher; and son Morgan from his marriage to current wife Dina Ruiz.
Do you enjoy films directed by Clint Eastwood? Isn’t it weird that he didn’t realize he had more kids than he thought for so long!
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