Clint Eastwood splits from second wife

Clint Eastwood splits from second wife
US director Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina Eastwood arrive in London's Leicester Square on Jan 31, 2010, to attend the British Premiere of his latest film Invictus.

LOS ANGELES - Veteran Hollywood actor-director Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina have separated after 17 years of marriage, People magazine reported on Friday.

The 83-year-old Dirty Harry star and his 48-year-old wife have been living apart for some time, People reported, citing an unidentified source as saying: "This is really sad... They were great partners for many years."

It noted that Dina Eastwood, a television news presenter, had tweeted last week: "Darkness somewhere means light somewhere else. #newbeginnings Have a cheeky weekend!"

On Wednesday, the same day the celebrity magazine Us initially reported their separation, she tweeted: "Time and truth go hand in hand.I try to spend TIME being positive while the TRUTH percolates.

"What do YOU do to be patient when you're antsy?" she asked.

The Us report said the couple split more than a year ago, citing an insider as saying: "Clint fell out of love with Dina a long time ago," adding that the separation was "amicable."

The couple married in 1996 and have a 16-year-old daughter. The Oscar-winning actor has seven other children by a number of women, including his first wife Maggie Johnson.

Last year Dina Eastwood launched a reality TV series, Mrs Eastwood And Company, which featured her and their children, although Eastwood himself only appeared briefly in the first episode.

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