Laurie Murray was adopted by a family in Seattle, but she wanted to know who her biological parents were and found out that her father was none other than Clint Eastwood
Clint Eastwood is one of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Throughout his illustrious career, he has acted in 71 films, produced 50 films, and directed 41. He's among the most successful actors in showbiz with over 60 years to his name In his personal life, he has also fathered eight children with five women. However, for the longest time, he was only aware of seven of them and knew of his eighth child only when she was in the thirties, reports DailyMail.
When Eastwood started his successful career, he reportedly had an open marriage with his first wife Maggie Johnson. While he was still engaged to Johson, and later married her in 1953, he had a serious relationship with another woman in Seattle. Patrick McGilligan, his biographer, noted while the relationship came to an end eventually, she later realized that she was pregnant, and gave birth to a daughter months later. The mother then gave her daughter, Laurie Murray, up for adoption. Murray found her adopted family in Seattle. Murray then wanted to learn about her biological parents and discovered that her father was none other than the Hollywood stalwart.
Murray, now, 66, approached Eastwood when she was 34, and the actor had no idea that she even existed. Since then, the father and daughter duo have established a close bond and even share a love for golf as they now enjoy golfing together. Talking about their relationship, a family friend told Daily Mail: "This all happened around 30 years ago. Laurie had been really interested in finding out who her real parents were and hired someone to help her. When they found the paperwork, her biological mother had written down Clint Eastwood's name. From what it appeared, Eastwood had no idea that she was even pregnant."
The Good, The Bad, And The Ugly actor was positive when he received the news and readily accepted his estranged daughter into the family. Adding more details, the family friend said: "I don't think she had the best upbringing, certainly not privileged. When she found her biological parents, she reached out to her mother but she didn't want to be contacted. It obviously came as a great shock to Laurie but I believe that Clint was extremely receptive to her and the situation." When asked about who all knew about Murray's "father" situation, the friend, who's from Lakewood, said, "'Everyone in Lakewood knows that Clint Eastwood is her father, and have done for about 20 years, although she wouldn't talk about it. She never goes by Laurie Eastwood."
Murray also had a good relationship with Eastwood's second wife, Dina Ruiz, and her grandmother, Eastwood's mother, Ruth. He had even taken the three women for the 2004 Oscars ceremony when he was nominated for Mystic River. Murray is his oldest child among the seven others he has. In December 2018, all of Eastwood's children were seen together at the premiere of The Mule. Alison Eastwood, Clint's daughter with first wife Maggie Johnson, cherished the moment with an Instagram post and captioned it thus: I'm not sure there has ever been a picture of all 8 kids together but here it is
The 90-year-old is currently said to have been dating 56-year-old Christina Sandra. "He's truly happy with her," an insider said. "She’s fun, easygoing and his kids like her, too."