Clint Eastwood and wife Dina separate

Director Clint Eastwood and Dina Ruiz. Photo / Getty Images
Director Clint Eastwood and Dina Ruiz. Photo / Getty Images

Actor/director Clint Eastwood and his wife Dina have reportedly separated after 17 years of marriage.

Reality TV star Dina, 48, confirmed the news on Thursday, telling Us Weekly magazine she and her 83-year-old husband remain close but they have been living apart for some time.

When contacted about the reports, filmmaker Eastwood's representative said: "I know nothing about that."

The split news comes just four months after Dina reportedly checked into a rehabilitation clinic to tackle personal issues.

She and Clint married in 1996 and have one daughter together, 16-year-old Morgan, who appeared with her mother and half-sister Francesca in reality TV show Mrs Eastwood & Company, which aired in America in 2012.

This is Clint's second union - he was married to first wife Maggie Johnson for almost 30 years before they divorced in 1984.

Clint also has seven other children from previous relationships.

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