Wed, 12 Dec, 2018
Clint Eastwood’s “secret daughter” photographed for the first time with her seven siblings
Whispers of Clint Eastwood having an eighth child who he gave up for adoption before he became a household name have been going around for years.
And on Monday night, the rumour was confirmed as all of Clint’s children, including his mysterious first born, came to support their father for the premiere of his movie The Mule.
Clint has eight children from six different women, two of which are his ex-wives.
His unknown daughter goes by name of Laurie Eastwood and is Clint’s firstborn. She was photographed with her seven siblings whilst attending the event.
Clint, 88, was spotted having a drink with Laurie as the two were engulfed in a conversation at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles.
Taking to Instagram, Clint’s youngest offspring, Morgan Eastwood, 22, confirmed the news as she posted a photo of all the siblings together and captioned it: “SO RARE for all 8 Eastwood siblings to be in one room!!!”
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Clint’s daughter, Alison Eastwood, with first wife Maggie Johnson, also shared a happy snap of the reunion to her own Instagram.
“I’m not sure there has ever been a picture of all 8 kids together but here it is,” she wrote.
It is assumed that Laurie was born during Clint’s secret affair with a woman in Seattle, during his engagement to Maggie in 1953.
Patrick McGilligan, Clint’s biographer, had previously spoken about the existence of Laurie, and claimed the Hollywood star was in a serious relationship with her mother.
“Clint has a way of bringing his progeny – his big extended family – together and he’s been doing this for a long time,” McGilligan told the Daily Mail.
“One of the things that’s interesting about him is that, after a certain point in time, they were no longer hidden from the public view. He, in various ways, tried to be a father to them.”
“He seems to be very comfortable with it, and I think to some extent that’s admirable.”
Also attending the premiere was Maggie, who was married to Clint from 1953 to 1984.
Clint is currently dating 55-year-old Christina Sandera, who is 33 years younger than him. She accompanied the film maker to the premiere to show her support.
Clint has a total of eight children, including Laurie, Alison, Kyle Eastwood, Kimber Tunis, Jacelyn Reeves, Scott Eastwood and Kathryn Reeves, with the youngest being Morgan.