People were surprised to hear that Clint Eastwood and his wife of 17 years, Dina Eastwood, split up some time ago. But the shocking part came when rumors surfaced that the pair switched spouses with a couple who were longtime friends.
According to a Us Weekly report, the woman, Erica Tomlinson-Fisher (who was photographed with Eastwood in Los Angeles a few days ago), was married to Dina's friend, Scott Fisher, until last year. Apparently, Fisher and Dina were friends for 33 years and Tomlinson-Fisher had suspicions the two pals were dating.
So, when Tomlinson-Fisher called Eastwood's office to tell him about the possible hookup between their spouses, they reportedly also hit it off. "Erica called Clint's office last February to discuss her suspicions — then he fell for her!" a source told Us.
As it turned out, Eastwood's wife wasn't seeing Fisher at the time, but the two have been dating now that their exes also got together. The magazine called Dina for comment on the situation, but she did not address it directly.
"I am saddened to see photos of Clint with Ms. Tomlinson-Fisher... I look forward to new beginnings," Dina, however, took to Twitter on Monday and defended Eastwood from the bad press he's been receiving.
"I don't like reading negative things about Clint," Dina tweeted, "He is a wonderful, good natured, brilliant person. No matter what, I attest to that."
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 (@DinaEastwood) September 3, 2013
Dina also claims that she and Eastwood have remained good friends despite the split, even though they actually separated about a year ago. A source told Us that "Clint fell out of love with Dina a long time ago," but that the duo had an "amicable" split.
The now-estranged couple married in 1996; they have a 16-year-old daughter, Morgan. Additionally, Eastwood has seven other children from previous relationships, including a daughter, Francesca, with Titanic actress Frances Fisher — no relation to Scott Fisher — and a daughter with his first wife Maggie Johnson.
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