Clint Eastwood and his wife of more than 18 years Dina Eastwood (née Ruiz) have officially divorced.

Dina and Clint Eastwood
Dina and Clint Eastwood, photographed together in 2010, have separated after 18 years of marriage.

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The former couple have been separated for more than a year but the papers officially ending their marriage were filed on Monday (22nd December) in Monterey County Superior Court, as People reports. 

Eastwood and Dina first met in 1992 after former journalist Dina interviewed him for a televised news segment. Soon after they began dating and married in March 1996. The former couple have a daughter together, 18-year-old Megan Eastwood, who was born the same year. 

The news of their separation was confirmed in August 2013 when it was announced Eastwood and Dina had been living apart for some time. Dina filed for divorce in September 2013 citing irreconcilable differences. The previous year the couple had been the focus of a reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company which exposed their family life to the public. Sources claimed this may have been a source of marital strife as Eastwood was allegedly uncomfortable with this invasion of privacy.

Dina and Clint Eastwood
Dina and Clint Eastwood pictured in 2008.

"Clint was furious about the show [Mrs. Eastwood & Company]," a source speaking to People said. "It went against everything he stands for: he's incredibly private, and she [Dina] put his kids on TV. It was not a happy time for them." 

TMZ also claimed 84-year-old Eastwood had attempted to block 49-year-old Dina from receiving spousal support, other than what was stipulated on their pre-nup. Custody issues of their daughter, who turned 18 earlier this month, have fortunately been avoided as she is no longer a minor. However, details regarding the settlement eventually reached have not been released. 

Clint and Dina Eastwood are not the only couple to have ended their relationship this week. Tim Burton and his partner of 13 years, Helena Bonham Carter, also confirmed their separation on Tuesday (23rd December). 

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Dina and Clint EastwoodThe former couple have been living apart for more than a year.