Meet Clint Eastwood’s Wild and Wacky Family

May 7, 2012 12:25pm
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Clint Eastwood fans were given a more in-depth introduction to Dina Eastwood, his wife of 16 years and the star of the upcoming reality show, “Mrs. Eastwood and Company,” during a special half-hour preview that aired Sunday on E!

Though Clint will make an occasional cameo, the show will mainly focus on wife Dina and her hectic life as she raises their teenage daughters, Francesca and Morgan, and manages a boy band who live part-time with the Eastwoods.

Sound crazy?

Apparently, not to Dina, who proclaims herself a “loud-mouth cheerleader,” the exact opposite of her reserved 81-year-old husband.

Speaking in the preview of their 35-year age gap, Dina, 48, said with a laugh, “If anyone doesn’t think that is weird, check your pulse.”

A former news anchor at local television stations in Arizona and California, Dina met her husband while interviewing him in 1993. Immediately after they married in 1996, Dina became pregnant with their daughter Morgan, now 15, and stepmother to Clint’s six other children, whom he fathered with five different women. Dina is especially close to Francesca, now 18, whose mother is actress Frances Fisher.

“Dina has definitely been like a mom to me, but Dina has a crazy side to her,” Francesca said in the preview. “She is very dramatic most of the time.”

One of her most dramatic acts recently was taking on a six-man vocal group from South Africa called Overtone. She met the A cappella group in 2009 when her husband was directing “Invictus,” and later invited them to perform for Clint, who was so impressed that he asked them to do the soundtrack for the movie. Soon after, Dina signed on as their “momager.”

“My midlife crisis, was adopting a boy band,” she explained in the preview.

The show will also feature the Eastwood’s housekeeper Lisa Thrash and the family’s menagerie of pets, including 14 rats, mice and a giant pig, in their large Carmel, Calif., estate.

Clint, who appeared in the preview to attend a wedding with Dina, has apparently given his approval to the show.
“We have a great relationship,” Dina told Entertainment Weekly. “It doesn’t involve a lot of control. He knew what he was getting when he signed up with me. The guy’s quiet, he makes movies. I worked in TV and I’m loud. He just respects the fact that I could do something with this amazing band. They are my six adopted sons. Throwing these two [her stepdaughter and daughter] into the show makes it fun.”
“Mrs. Eastwood and Company” premieres next Sunday on E!

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