Scott Eastwood's deceased girlfriend still weighs heavy on his heart

Aug 23, 2016 at 1:19 p.m. ET
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There may be a reason Scott Eastwood seems to stay single.

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In a recent interview with GQ Australia, Eastwood opened up, for the first time, he says, about the tragic death of one of his past girlfriends, and how her death in a car accident has stuck with him to this day.

"I dated a girl a couple of years ago who died in a car accident," he explained. "The fucked up thing is, it was a fender bender, and there was a recall on airbags. Her airbag exploded. It shot a projectile through her body. It split her spine, and… I’ve never told anybody that."

Eastwood, whose interview will be in the September/October issue of the magazine, didn't say who the girl was. But he did continue, "I’ve lost friends before; I’ve lost some great friends. But, I had never lost someone I had been really intimate with. Maybe it’s made it harder for me to date."

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He added, "It’s easy to fall in love when you’re young, right? And then you start to realize those feelings of love and stuff, passion, love, lust, sometimes they come very quickly, but they can also leave quickly."

Eastwood also explained one of the reasons he's had a hard time putting the crash in the past.

"I still never called her father," he admitted. "I still haven’t found the right words."

Eastwood has been linked to a number of women during his Hollywood career, including Nina Dobrev and Adriana Lima, but none of his relationships have lasted. Us Weekly reports that he is currently single.

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