New reports claim that Clint Eastwood’s estimated $340 million fortune will remain intact if he divorces his estranged wife Dina Ruiz.
Dina Eastwood, 48, signed a pre-nuptial agreement that protects the wealth of the legendary Hollywood actor and director.
Without that, she would have been entitled to half of Clint Eastwood’s earnings during their 17-year marriage.
Clint Eastwood, who has appeared in dozens of films including Dirty Harry and A Fistful of Dollars, paid $23 million when he divorced first wife Maggie Johnson in 1984, and was twice sued by long-time lover, actress Sondra Locke, after they split in 1989.
“Clint was determined not to lose a fortune to Dina, no matter how much he loved her,” an insider said last night.
“She’ll be looked after, but it won’t bring Clint to his knees.”
The news came after Clint Eastwood finally emerged for the first time since it was announced that he and his wife had split.
Looking tired and under strain, the 83-year-old director headed back on set to direct his new movie Jersey Boys on Thursday.
Meanwhile, The National Enquirer has reported that former TV news anchor Dina Ruiz has re-kindled a romance with Scott Fisher, 50, an old high school boyfriend of hers.
A source told the publication: “Dina is in love with Scott. It’s like high school all over again.”
Dina Eastwood confirmed the news of the split to Us Weekly on Thursday.
She told the publication that she and Clint Eastwood have been living apart for some time.