Oscar winner and legendary actor Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina have confirmed their official split. As the details which caused their seventeen year union to crumble emerge, what it boils down to is a difference of opinion and a spouse swap!
Though an insider close to the Eastwoods revealed to People: "They were a great couple. Theirs was not only a marriage, but also a close, loving friendship. Everyone enjoyed being around them," it seems the glare of Dina's reality show Mrs. Eastwood and Company is what fractured the relationship between the 83 year old Eastwood and his forty eight year old wife. Their opposing views on the spotlight - Mr. Eastwood shies from it while Dina relishes in it - is what opened the doors to friendships and eventually dates with the formerly married couple Scott and Erica Fisher.
Dina apparently reached out to Scott when "Clint was furious about the show" because "It went against everything he stands for: he's incredibly private, and she put his kids on TV. It was not a happy time for them" per a source who worked closely with the couple on Meet The Eastwoods. Clint surfaced in June of 2012 without his wedding ring and insiders confirmed the pair were sharing their Carmel, California, home but not sharing a bedroom. As the year wound down, Dina's friendship with Scott (a high school friend and basketball coach) grew stronger and Erica's concern over that friendship evoked her to appeal to Clint during early 2013. Erica and Clint apparently forged a friendship of their own and they were dating by March.
Dina was reportedly devastated by this news, entered rehab to cope, and the friendship with Scott gradually turned romantic. As one family member dished: "Who else could understand the pain and the shock of this but Scott? As far as their relationship turning into more, there are so many layers of grief that she still needs to process."
And as for Clint, he's staying busy flying between Erica's home land of Australia and L.A. as he works on both the relationship and new projects. Both Clint and Dina's reps have declined comment on the split and their current relationship status though insiders have stated the two no longer even speak.