Clint Eastwood’s been kept in the dark about a secret for 30 years.
lint Eastwood has had almost every facet of his life covered by the media due to his protracted career in the spotlight.
It’s incredible to think that the legendary performer, a genuine titan of cinema, is already 92 years old.
You could say that he has seen it all in both his personal and professional life. It’s hardly surprising that Clint has been involved in his fair share of scandals, speculations, and enigmas given that he has spent nearly 70 years of his life in the spotlight.
But, despite the fact that he has lived a long time, there is a tremendous surprise in store for him that nobody is aware of. Even the performer himself didn’t know anything about this one for a very long time.
Yet if he did, it would drastically change his life.
It’s understandable why many ladies found Clint Eastwood alluring during the height of his fame. He stands 6 feet 4 inches tall and has a ruggedly attractive appearance.
The actor has eight kids in total, which he was unaware of for a long time. Actually, Clint had always believed that he had seven children until he was startled by a woman who claimed to be his daughter.
Long before he became the well-known figure he is today, Eastwood allegedly had an affair with a woman in Seattle in the early 1950s while he was engaged to Maggie Johnson.
She fell pregnant with his child after their relationship ended and made the decision to give the child up for adoption without notifying him.
Laurie Murray decided she was interested in learning more about her biological family after being adopted as a newborn by a couple from Seattle.
A family friend informed the Daily Mail newspaper about over 30 years ago. In order to find her biological parents, Laurie Murray had engaged a private eye. They learned that on certain paperwork, her biological mother had listed Clint Eastwood as the father.
Clint Eastwood didn’t seem to be aware that she was even expecting, according to reports.
“I don’t think she had the best upbringing, definitely not privileged,” they continued. She tried to contact her mother after she learned who her biological parents were, but she was unwilling.
Fortunately, Clint was sympathetic to his biological daughter’s approach.
The family acquaintance stated, “I feel that Clint was quite sympathetic to her and the circumstance. It definitely came as a tremendous shock to Laurie.
Throughout the years, Laurie and Clint grew closer to the point that she started traveling with the family everywhere.
Clint’s eighth child first came to light when Patrick McGilligan’s biography of the actor, Clint: The Life and Legend, made mention of Clint’s relationship with Laurie’s true mother.
“I think when he discovered she was his daughter and recognized she was that person from long ago… he was alright with it,” McGilligan said in a statement to Inside Edition.
According to the aforementioned Daily Mail source, “Laurie and her family are already quite affluent. Hence, it wasn’t a scenario where someone crawled out of the woodwork begging for money, as I’m sure Clint Eastwood is used to.
“Laurie is a really kind and private person; she surely doesn’t tell people this.”
Clint has fathered eight children in total, including sons Kyle and Alison from his marriage to Maggie Johnson, Kimber from an affair with Roxanne Tunis while he was still married to Johnson, Scott and Kathryn from a relationship with Jacelyn Reeves, Francesca from a relationship with Frances Fisher, and Morgan from his union with current wife Dina Ruiz.