While they were together, Dina and Clint Eastwood made quite the couple. Dina worked as a TV news anchor, and actress, while Clint was a huge name in the world of films. The pair shared a loving relationship for a good 18-years before deciding to call time on their marriage. The news came after Dina struggled with anxiety and mental troubles, and had to admit herself into rehab. While the pair were living separately before then, the actual reason for their separation was never revealed to the media. In this article, we will take a closer look at the wiki-bio of Dina Eastwood.
Dina Marie Ruiz was born on the 11th of July, 1965, in Castro Valley, California. Born to Michael Ruiz and Mary Lou Ruiz, Dina shares mixed ethnicity, given that her father was adopted when he was young and her mother had mixed ethnicity. Even though Dina was born in Castro Valley, she spent much of her early life in Fremont, California. Her father taught a school in Fresno and instilled the importance of education in Dina. Following her graduation from Mission San Jose High School in Fremont, Dina enrolled at Ohlone College in 1983. She also attended the Arizona State University in Tempe and, graduated in 1988 from San Francisco State University with a degree in Broadcast Communications. While she was at Ohlone, Dina served as the Newsline anchor for Ohlone College Television.
Dina began her professional career in 1990 when she was hired as a reporter for KNAZ-TV. A year later, Dina started working at KSBW in the Monterey-Salinas, California market as a news anchor. After meeting up with Clint, Dina quit her professional career as an anchor and started working as a host. In 1998, Dina was announced as the new host for A Quest for Excellence. Down the years, Dina started focusing less and less in her professional career. While she made a few appearances in movies directed by Clint including, True Crime (1999) and Blood Work (2002), and The Forger (2012), acting was not her cup of tea.
Meeting Clint and Married life:
Dina and Clint met in 1992 when Dina interviewed Clint for KSBW-TV. Talking about the first time the pair met, Clint revealed in 2007,
“[She] was doing an interview with me…[and] we got along really well and I guess we flirted a little bit because she took the film back to KSBW and one of her associates said, ‘You’re going to marry him.’ Then we were attending a function out at Spanish Bay and [one of the hosts] said, ‘Do you mind sitting with Dina Ruiz?’ I said, ‘No! Not at all!’ We ended up holding hands and doing all that kind of nonsense and then we started dating and we’re still dating. … She’s a very forthright kind of person. It’s one of those things you can’t put your finger on because it’s pheromones or something.”
The pair tied the knot on March 31, 1996, and gave birth to their first daughter the same year. Morgan Eastwood was born on the 12th of December, 1996, and was the only daughter of the pair. While the pair had a lovely life, things got bad in April of 2013 and Dina entered rehab for depression and anxiety. In August of the same year, Dina and Clint started living separately, and Dina filed for divorce on October 22, 2013, citing irreconcilable differences. While Dina was struck hard by her divorce, she denied all claims of infidelity.
“I don’t think you can call any infidelity or cheating or anything like that when we are already living separately, same house, but separately you’re living estranged so I have no intention of ever saying that, no.”
Following the divorce, Dina tied the knot to basketball coach Scott Fisher. The pair tied the knot in 2016, and while Dina’s legal name is still Eastwood, she mentioned that she is in the middle of changing it to fisher.