Clint Eastwood’s former lover Roxanne Tunis, who had 14-year affair with the actor, has died at the age of 93 following a ‘brief illness.’
The Unforgiven star, 93, who shares daughter Kimber Eastwood with the late dancer, was devastated by the loss for his second child according to reports.
‘My mom passed after a brief illness,’ Kimber, 59, told RadarOnline in a statement Monday.
Speaking about her Hollywood star father, she added: ‘He is just as sad as I am.’
An insider also claimed that Tunis ‘was one of Clint’s true loves,’ and that the duo ‘maintained a healthy relationship … until the end.’
Tunis and Eastwood began their illicit romance in 1964 when he was married to his first wife, Maggie Johnson, the Hollywood star’s college sweetheart.
The relationship between Eastwood and Tunis commenced in 1964 during a timeframe The Bridges of Madison County star was in a marriage to his first wife Maggie Johnson, according to Radar.
The pair, who share children Kyle and Allison, split in 1984 following a 34-year marriage.
Eastwood and Tunis met in 1959 working on the TV show Rawhide, and he had briefly parted ways with Johnson amid the extramarital romance.
Eastwood and Tunis’ romance lasted 14 years, sources told the outlet, and she had a role in his action comedy Every Which Way But Loose in 1978.
A 1992 report in The National Enquirer quoted a source who stated that Eastwood told Tunis he ‘would not leave his wife to marry her’ after she informed him she was expecting in the mid-1960s.
‘He told her would take good care of her and the baby financially,’ the source told the outlet. ‘In return, he wanted total secrecy from Roxanne.’
Aside from her romance to Eastwood, Tunis had also been in a marriage to the late Jack Watson Scheck Jr.
Eastwood was also married to wife Dina Eastwood from 1996-2014.
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