Dina Eastwood who was formally known as Dina Ruiz is a successful career woman and mother. She was also the wife of Clint Eastwood, the legendary Hollywood icon before she had to go through a divorce and all challenges that came with it, especially that of child custody. She, however, pushed through the challenges and didn’t let it overwhelm her.
Not only did Dina go back to her career, but she also did not allow the sadness that comes with quitting a marriage of many years stop her from finding love and going into a second marriage. She is not regretting any of her decisions as she is living happily and still waxing strong in her career and family.
Dina Eastwood – Bio, Age
Dina Eastwood was born on July 11, 1965, as Dina Marie Ruiz, in Castro Valley, California. Her parents are Michael and Mary Lou Ruiz. Her mother has English, Irish and German ancestry, while her father was adopted when he was a child by a Puerto Rican couple. His birth parents were Marcus and Lillian Grant – of Hawaiian-Black American and Hawaiian-Japanese ancestry respectively. Dina was raised in Fremont, California, with her father who was a teacher in a school at Fresno. She grew up to become a news anchor, an actress, and a reporter on television.
She attended high school at Mission San Jose, after which she went to Ohlone College in her hometown where she was the news anchor for Ohlone College Television. She left Ohlone and went to Arizona State University in Temple before finally graduating with a degree in Broadcast Communication from San Francisco State University in the year 1988.
Two years after graduating from college, KNAZ-TV in Flagstaff, Arizona, hired her as a reporter and she, later on, became a news anchor there. About a year later, she worked with KSBW in the Monterey-Salinas as a news anchor and retired in 1997. She became the host of A Quest for Excellence – a show produced by the California Teachers Association that featured school administrators, the teachers, and their students while showcasing their everyday challenges.
Along with being a television personality and newscaster, Dina Eastwood is also an actress and has been seen in a few films, such as; Blood Work (2002), The Forger (2012), and others. Overtone, a South African a cappella band was discovered by her when the movie Invictus was being filmed. She was married to popular actor and iconic film producer, Clint Eastwood whom she met when she interviewed him in a newscast, and they have a daughter together.
Wife, Daughter, Divorce
Dina Eastwood got married to Clint Eastwood on March 31, 1996. They tied the knot despite the fact he was older than her father (with fourteen years) and her mother (with sixteen years). She was his second wife as he was previously married to Margaret Johnson his first wife from 1953 till 1984 when they got divorced.
Their union produced a daughter Morgan Eastwood, the eight child of her husband, Clint, but her only child. Morgan was born on December 12, 1996. Although she was born and brought up by celebrity parents, she doesn’t seem to have much interest in pursuing a career in acting and apart from some of her appearances in her father’s movies as a child, and being in the E! Reality shows Mrs. Eastwood And Company, a show which she featured in alongside her mother and siblings, she hasn’t been seen in any other movie.
The marriage between Clint and Dina wasn’t as rosy as the public thought. She disclosed in August 2013, after going to rehab due to anxiety and depression, that she and her husband haven’t been living together for a very long time. On October 22, 2013, she filed for divorce and had to face a custody battle. However, nobody won the legal proceedings eventually as their daughter Morgan Eastwood turned eighteen before it was finalized.
After the divorce, Dina went back to her job, and in July 2016, she got married to Scott Fisher, a basketball coach, who had been friends with her for three years before they eventually got married in California.
Although the TV personality was the wife of a very successful actor and director who has done very well for himself, her wealth didn’t really come from him as Dina is a very successful career woman, having worked as a news anchor for various broadcasting channels. Her job gave her not just recognition but wealth. The TV personality has more than $23 million as her estimated net worth which we all would agree is quite a fortune.