Hollywood veteran Clint Eastwood
has finally found domestic bliss with second wife Dina Ruiz
The Dirty Harry
star, 78, has fathered seven children by five women - and his wild ways ended his previous marriage to model Maggie Johnson
in 1984. Yet Eastwood is adamant 43-year-old newscaster Ruiz - who he romanced after she interviewed him in 1993 and married in 1996 - has brought him a new lease of life.
He says, "(Dina) has opened me up as a person. Finally I have found someone who has allowed me to feel totally at ease. It's simply that nice feeling you get when you're sitting on your sofa having a drink and you look around and see your wife and daughter - you know this is as good as life can be. I have waited a long time to experience that. Love is much stronger when one meets in the second half of one's life. It hits you when you least expect it."
And Eastwood says Ruiz has put aside his previous relationships to bring together his "dysfunctional family." He says, "She has brought them all together. She doesn't have the usual resentment about prior relationships. She has befriended everyone so it keeps this dysfunctional family together."
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