Clint and Dina Eastwood (Getty Images)
Just because your marriage is over doesn't mean you can't still have your soon-to-be ex-husband's back. Just ask Dina Eastwood.
Less than one week after news broke that she and Clint Eastwood were separating after 17 years of marriage, the 83-year-old Oscar winner was spotted dropping off a much younger blonde at LAX — and Dina didn't seem to mind. At least, not once she gave it some thought.
According to E! News, the mystery woman spent the night at Clint's L.A. manse before he personally drove her to the airport. Though we have to admit we're a little impressed that the actor-director took her himself — rather than sending her with a driver — he does lose some points for forcing the svelte beauty to haul her gigantic suitcase (which probably weighed more than she did) out of the Mercedes herself. She didn't seem to mind, however, as she flashed him a big goodbye smile before jetting off.
Eastwood accompanies the woman to LAX. (Getty Images)
While Clint's manager, Leonard Hirshan, kept the status quo by claiming to know nothing of the situation, Dina took it upon herself to share her opinion.
And the 48-year-old "Mrs. Eastwood & Company" star was none too pleased with the negative comments and name calling that popped up on Twitter following her former beau's latest escapade.
"I don't like reading negative things about Clint," Dina tweeted on Tuesday. "He is a wonderful, good-natured, brilliant person. No matter what, I attest to that."
It's probably worth noting, however, that even though she's now showing public support for her ex, things still may not be blissful between them. On August 28, Dina tweeted a far less positive message to her fans, which is what may have sparked the online firestorm against Clint in the first place.
"Time and truth go hand in hand. I try to spend TIME being positive while the TRUTH percolates. What do YOU do to [be] patient when you're antsy?" she asked. It seems her fans may have answered with rants against her ex rather than how-to-stay calm tips.
Framed in that context, perhaps her latest glowing tweet about her ex was nothing more than damage control. Though it's also possible she had a change of heart. Our bet is this truth falls somewhere in between.
On Wednesday, Us Weekly reported that the woman is Erica Tomlinson-Fisher, who divorced Dina's friend of 33 years, University of Hawaii basketball coach Scott Fisher, in 2012. Interestingly, the magazine said Dina is now dating Scott.
"After Scott and Erica divorced, Erica was sure Scott was romancing Dina," a source told the mag. "Erica called Clint's office last February to discuss her suspicions — then he fell for her!"
Once Dina saw the images of Clint and Erica, she stopped gushing about her ex.
"I am saddened to see photos of Clint with Ms. Tomlinson-Fisher," she told the magazine. "I look forward to new beginnings."
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