It’s tough to believe that the great actor, who is now 92 years old, is still alive.
Needless to say, he’s seen and done it all, both professionally and personally. Clint has lived in the limelight for over 70 years, so it’s inevitable that he’s had his fair share of secrets, showbiz turmoil, and scandals.
Yet arguably the greatest surprise of his lengthy life is one that not everyone is aware of. Indeed, it’s one that the actor himself was unaware of for many years.
But when he found out, it would drastically alter his life…
Clint Eastwood attracted the attention of many women when he was at his peak, standing 6ft 4 inches tall and with rugged good looks and a piercing stare.
Overall, the actor is the dad of eight children, albeit he had no knowledge for a long time. Clint, on the other hand, thought he had seven children for the most of his life, until a lady claiming to be his daughter caught him off guard one day.
According to sources, Eastwood had an affair with a lady in Seattle while engaged to Maggie Johnson in the early 1950s, before he rose to fame.
What he didn’t realize was that she became pregnant with his kid, which she later placed for adoption when their relationship ended and they parted ways.
Laurie Murray, a newborn girl, was adopted by a couple in Seattle, yet she subsequently decided she was curious about who her actual parents were.
This all occurred roughly 30 years ago, a family acquaintance told in 2018. Laurie Murray had hired someone to assist her in determining who her biological parents were. Her real mother had placed Clint Eastwood’s name on the papers when they discovered it.
It looked like Clint Eastwood had no clue she was even pregnant.
They continued that they don’t believe she had the finest upbringing, definitely not affluent. When she discovered her biological parents, she called her mother, but she refused to be contacted.
Clint, on the other hand, was more open to his biological daughter’s approach.
That clearly shocked Laurie, but she thinks Clint was incredibly responsive to her and the circumstances, a family friend said.
Laurie and Clint got closer over time, and she soon became a staple on family holidays.
Clint’s secret eighth child originally came to light when the actor’s biographer, Patrick McGilligan, referenced Eastwood’s contact with Laurie’s birth mother in his book Clint: The Life and Legend.
McGilligan told he believed he was comfortable with it when he found out she was his daughter and understood she was that person from long before.
Laurie and her family are affluent in their own rights. So it wasn’t a case of someone creeping out of the woodwork begging for money, as I’m sure Clint Eastwood is accustomed to.
Clint has eight children in total: a son, Kyle, and a daughter, Alison, from his marriage to Maggie Johnson; a daughter, Kimber, with Roxanne Tunis (he had an affair with Tunis while married to Johnson); Scott and Kathryn, with former girlfriend Jacelyn Reeves; Francesca, with Frances Fisher; and Morgan, with current wife Dina Ruiz.
Are you a Clint Eastwood fan? How bizarre that he spent all those years without realizing he had more children than he assumed!