It has long been rumored that, in addition to his seven children, Clint Eastwood had fathered a child who was given up for adoption before he hit the big time.
Now that rumor has been confirmed as all eight of Clint’s children, including his firstborn, came together for the first time to support him at the premiere of The Mule on Monday night.
Clint’s eight children are split between six women, including his two past wives.
Laurie Eastwood, as she identified herself to photographers, was pictured surrounded by her seven younger siblings in a group shot.
She was also seen enjoying a drink with Clint, 88, as the two chatted together during a reception at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles.
Pictured: Clint Eastwood was seen for the first time with ‘secret daughter’ Laurie as all EIGHT children support him at The Mule premiere in Los Angeles on Monday night
Family ties: Clint’s youngest child, 22-year-old Morgan, confirmed that Laurie is her sister with this heartfelt Instagram post
Party of eight: Siblings Kimber Lynn Eastwood, Kyle Eastwood, Francesca Eastwood, Alison Eastwood, Laurie Eastwood (circled), Kathryn Eastwood, Morgan Eastwood, Scott Eastwood
Clint’s youngest child, 22-year-old Morgan Eastwood, confirmed that Laurie was her sister as she celebrated the family reunion.
‘SO RARE for all 8 Eastwood siblings to be in one room!!!’ she wrote, posting a picture of the group to Instagram.
Alison Eastwood, Clint’s daughter with first wife Maggie Johnson, also wrote about the reunion on Instagram.
‘I’m not sure there has ever been a picture of all 8 kids together but here it is,’ she wrote in the caption.
Laurie is thought to have been born while Clint was having a secret affair with a woman in Seattle while he was engaged to Johnson in 1953.
Her existence was first revealed by Eastwood biographer Patrick McGilligan, who said Laurie’s mother had a serious relationship with the future star.
‘Clint has a way of bringing his progeny – his big extended family – together and he’s been doing this for a long time,’ McGilligan told DailyMail.com on Tuesday.
‘One of the things that’s interesting about him is that, after a certain point in time, they were no longer hidden from public view. He, in various ways, tried to be a father to them.’
‘He seems to be very comfortable with it, and I think to some extent that’s admirable.’
First time: Alison celebrated her siblings coming together on her Instagram. ‘I’m not sure there has ever been a picture of all 8 kids together but here it is,’ she noted
Alison also confirmed Laurie’s name to an intrigued fan in the comment section of her Instagram page on Tuesday
Special moment: Francesca also marked the occasion, adding: ‘love my brothers and sisters so much’
DailyMail.com has reached out to Clint’s office for clarification, but did not receive an immediate response.
Johnson, who was married to Clint from 1953 to 1984, came to the premiere with Alison, 46, and the couple’s son Kyle, 50, to show her support.
Clint’s 55-year-old girlfriend Christina Sandera, who is 33 years his junior, also made an appearance.
The actor, who directs and stars in The Mule, was pictured between his long-term girlfriend and ex-wife in a family photo that included Clint’s children, granddaughter, and various in-laws.
Siblings:The group were all out to support Clint at his world premiere
But it was the sibling shot which was most surprising, as Clint’s eight children all smiled happily as they posed together.
In addition to Laurie, Alison, and Kyle was Kimber Tunis, 54, who Clint fathered during a 14-year-affair with her mother Roxanne Tunis.
Also joining the siblings were Clint’s two children with air hostess Jacelyn Reeves, actor Scott Eastwood, 32, and his 30-year-old sister Kathryn Reeves.
Morgan, born to Clint’s second wife Dina Ruiz, completed the group.
Current love and ex: Clint was pictured sandwiched between his 33-years-younger girlfriend, Christina Sandera and his first wife Maggie Johnson, 87
One big happy family: Clint’s granddaugher Graylen Spencer Eastwood, Alison Eastwood’s husband Stacy Poitras, Clint’s daughter Alison Eastwood, son Scott Eastwood, girlfriend Christina Sandera, Clint Eastwood, his first wife Maggie Johnson, son Kyle Eastwood and his wife Cynthia Ramirez
THE MANY LOVES (AND CHILDREN) OF CLINT EASTWOOD
From a blind date that turned into a first love to a 14-year affair that ended in a very ugly – and public – court battle, Clint Eastwood’s love life has been as varied as his film career.
The actor was an unabashed ladies’ man in Hollywood, living with mistresses while he was still married – only to break their hearts with headlines about secret children.
Fast-forward decades later and it seems most of that is under the bridge, with even Eastwood’s first wife electing to join him at his latest movie premiere with all eight of his children.
But just who were Eastwood’s many loves?
Before he was famous, Eastwood fell in love with a model named Maggie Johnson – who he met on a blind date when he was 23
Johnson was on hand to support Eastwood during the premiere of his film on Monday
Before he was famous, Eastwood fell in love with a model named Maggie Johnson – who he met on a blind date when he was 23 years old.
The year was 1953, five years before the actor received his breakthrough role in the CBS series Rawhide.
Eastwood and Johnson quickly got engaged and married just six months after their first date.
Eastwood and Johnson had two children including Kyle Eastwood (pictured with his mother in 2007)
They also gave birth to daughter Alison, who appears in her father’s new film The Mule (and is pictured here at Monday’s premiere)
It was during their engagement that Eastwood had an affair with a woman in Seattle, who got pregnant and gave up their child for adoption.
Eastwood and Johnson separated in 1964 after he had an affair he had with a Rawhide stuntwoman, but briefly rekindled their romance and welcomed children Kyle Eastwood in 1968 and Alison Eastwood in 1972.
The couple officially divorced in 1984.
Eastwood met Roxanne Tunis on the set of his show Rawhide. She gave birth to Eastwood’s second child Kimber (pictured on Monday with her younger siblings Kyle, Francesca, and Alison)
Eastwood met Tunis on Rawhide, where she was a regular stuntwoman and extra on the show.
The pair quickly hit it off and began having an affair, which lasted into the 1970s.
She even appeared in Eastwood’s film Every Which Way But Loose in 1978.
Tunis gave birth to Eastwood’s second child, Kimber Lynn Eastwood, in 1964.
Eastwood had a 13-year affair with actress Sondra Locke, who he met in 1972 on the set of The Outlaw Josey Wales
Eastwood had a 13-year affair with actress Sondra Locke, who he met in 1972 on the set of The Outlaw Josey Wales.
Locke lived with Eastwood from 1975 to 1989, while he was still married to Johnson.
The couple never had any children but she later claimed that he forced her to get two abortions.
Locke lived with Eastwood from 1975 to 1989, while he was still married to Johnson
Locke said she also got her tubes tied because Eastwood said parenthood didn’t fit their lifestyle, only to find out that he had fathered two children with another woman during the last three years of their relationship.
Things turned ugly after Locke learned of Eastwood’s affair and in 1989 she filed a palimony lawsuit after he changed the locks on their Bel-Air home and put all her possessions into storage. They eventually settled.
During his relationship with Locke, Eastwood had an affair with flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves, who gave birth to their children Scott Eastwood (who she is pictured with here in 2016)
It was flight attendant Jacelyn Reeves who Eastwood had an affair with while he was with Locke.
Reeves went on to give birth to their son Scott Eastwood in 1986 and daughter Kathryn Eastwood in 1988.
The couple reportedly ended their relationship in 1990 after it came out in an expose published by The Star.
Reeves and Eastwood also share daughter Kathryn (pictured together on Monday)
Kathryn and Scott grew up with their mother in Hawaii but still had a relationship with their father.
Scott, an actor, has auditioned to be in a number of his father’s films and appeared in Gran Torino and Invictus.
The same year that Eastwood broke things off with Locke and Reeves, he fell for a woman named Frances Fisher (pictured)
The pair lived together for five years and Frances gave birth to their daughter Francesca Fisher-Eastwood in 1993. She is pictured here with her father on Monday
The same year that Eastwood broke things off with Locke and Reeves, he fell for a woman named Frances Fisher.
As with many of his romances, Eastwood met the actress on set of a film together.
The pair lived together for five years and Frances gave birth to their daughter Francesca Fisher-Eastwood in 1993.
Shortly following his split from Fisher, Eastwood fell for TV news anchor Dina Ruiz. They were married for 17 years, splitting in 2013
Shortly following his split from Fisher, Eastwood fell for TV news anchor Dina Ruiz after she was assigned to interview him about the film Unforgiven.
The pair married three years later in 1996 and Dina gave birth to their daughter Morgan that same year.
Dina starred in the E! reality show Mrs Eastwood & Company, which centered around her life in Los Angeles with Morgan and step-daughter Francesca.
Eastwood only made a few appearances on the show, which premiered in 2012.
The couple filed for divorce after 17 years of marriage in 2013.
The pair married three years later in 1996 and Dina gave birth to their daughter Morgan (pictured with Eastwood and Francesca) that same year
While Clint has been working behind the scenes directing movies, The Mule marks his first starring role since 2012’s Trouble With the Curve.
The Mule is based on the true story of Leo Sharp, who was arrested in 2011 at 87 years old with 200 pounds of cocaine hidden in his truck.
He had been transporting drugs for the Sinaloa Cartel for over 10 years and was sentenced to three years in prison, but he only served a year due to his failing health.
Sharp passed away in 2016 at the age of 92.
Clint and kids: Clint Eastwood celebrates his new film The Mule at the premiere in Westworld with son Scott and daughter Alison
Family man: The 88-year-old director and actor was all smiles on the red carpet, sharing the spotlight with his kids
Clint and Christina: Clint’s girlfriend Sandera was wearing a blue dress, while his daughter Alison was wearing an elegant grey dress
Happy couple: Clint and Christina have been dating since 2014
Clint’s family: The director was also seen posing with granddaughter Graylen and his first wife, Maggie Johnson, who he was married to from 1953 to 1984
Eastwood kids: Alison was wearing an elegant grey dress to the event
Eastwood siblings: Alison was seen posing with her brother Scott in a crisp blue suit with no tie
Clint plays Earl Stone in the film, based on Leo Sharp, with Bradley Cooper playing FBI agent Colin Bates, based on real-life FBI agent Jeff Moore.
Several other cast members were present at the premiere, including Andy Garcia, Michael Pena, Clifton Collins Jr, Dianne Wiest, and Taissa Farmiga.
Other notable celebrities that were present at the premiere included David Hasselhoff and his wife Hayley Roberts, Joey Fatone, and Marcia Gay Harden.
Eastwood family: Clint’s first wife Maggie Johnson poses with Graylen Eastwood, Alison Eastwood and Kyle Eastwood
Good times! Kathryn Eastwood smiled from ear to ear alongside her family at the bash
Family first: Kathryn, Francesca, Kyle and Scott Eastwood
The Mule is the second film Clint has directed this year, following true story adaptation The 15:17 to Paris, which premiered in February.
Clint’s film hits theaters on December 14, going up against big-budget fantasy adventure The Mortal Engines and the critically-acclaimed animated movie Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse.
Eastwood hasn’t announced his next project as an actor or director yet, but he still shows no signs of slowing down.
Clint and Toby: Clint poses with country music star Toby Keith at the premiere
Clint’s co-star: Clifton Collins Jr. strikes a pose at The Mule premiere
Red carpet: Andy Garcia and Jennifer and Max Adler
Dianne arrives: Dianne Wiest arrives at The Mule premiere
The Hoff and wife: David Hasselhoff arrives at The Mule premiere with wife Hayley Roberts
Michael and Brie: The Mule star Michael Pena poses with his wife Brie Shaffer at The Mule premiere
Taissa in black: Taissa Farmiga wears a black dress with silver safety pins, while Marcia Gay Harden arrives in a glamorous ensemble
Guests: Elisabeth Rohm rocks an all-black look, while Kim Raver is all smiles
Casual Joey: Joey Fatone rocks a white jacket and jeans at The Mule premiere