Maggie Johnson is popular actor Clint Eastwood’s first wife; she was married to him for over three decades. After meeting each other on a blind date, the couple’s romance blossomed into love and they decided to marry. This was well before Clint Eastwood became a major celebrity. After announcing their engagement, Maggie walked down the aisle to marry Clint in Pasadena in 1953. However, their happiness was short-lived as Clint’s popularity skyrocketed in the coming years and he became a habitual womanizer. Their marriage suffered due to his infidelity which didn’t stop even after their children were born. His affairs continued over the decades and finally Maggie decided to leave. She filed for a divorce, which was granted in 1984. Maggie walked out of the marriage with a multi-million-dollar settlement. After her divorce, she decided to live a quiet life with her children and rarely makes any public appearance. She was last seen in the public during the premiere of Eastwood’s drama film ‘Invictus’ alongside the family.
Marriage With Clint Eastwood
Maggie Johnson became famous after she married Clint Eastwood. Prior to their marriage, she was a swimsuit model. She met the actor on a blind date and began a serious relationship with him soon after. Eastwood was yet to become internationally famous at the time of their marriage but was already on the way to become a superstar. His career thrived over the ensuing years and he became notorious for his womanizing ways as well. Maggie often came into the limelight for the wrong reasons due to her unfaithful husband’s womanizing ways.
After putting up with his philandering for three years, she realized that he was not going to change and filed for a divorce. Their divorce was finalized in 1984. Since then, she has been living a secluded life away from the media glare. Her public appearances are also few. She was recently seen walking the red carpet during the premiere of the movie ‘Invictus’, which starred her ex-husband. She was also seen at her daughter’s wedding, which was also attended by Eastwood, in 2013. However, it was reported that the former couple didn’t pose together and are not on talking terms.
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Controversies & Scandals
While it is true that Maggie Johnson became a celebrity because of her marriage to Eastwood, her relationship with her ex-husband was far from smooth. Their romance did not stand the test of time as Eastwood’s infidelities made the news repeatedly. In 1955, two years into their marriage, Eastwood was romantically linked to Roxanne Tunis, a stuntwoman, and the couple had a daughter. Despite trying to keep their affair a secret by naming the baby Kimber Tunis, they could not hide their relationship for long.
Maggie first decided to separate from her husband in 1964 after repeatedly hearing the news of his affairs. She decided to return to him a few years later. However, Eastwood did not mend his ways and continued having sexual liaisons with numerous women. It was reported that Eastwood had affairs with as many as 15 women while he was married to Johnson. Maggie once again decided to separate in 1978 and eventually filed for a divorce. Their divorce was finalized in 1984 and Maggie received a payout of over $25 million as part of the divorce settlement.
Family & Personal Life
Margaret Neville “Maggie” Johnson was born sometime in 1931 in the United States of America. Her marriage with Clint Eastwood produced two children: Kyle Eastwood (born in 1968) and Alison Eastwood (born in 1972). Kyle is a popular American jazz bass musician while Alison is a reputed actress, model, and fashion designer.
Maggie later married Henry Wynberg in 1985, but the couple parted ways within four years of their marriage. She became a grandmother with the arrival of her son’s daughter, Graylen Spencer Eastwood, in 1994.