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    Clint Eastwood's Second Wife, Dina Eastwood, Files for Legal Separation

    Dina Eastwood, Clint Eastwood Krista Kennell/Sipa Press

    In a perfect world, Clint Eastwood and his second wife, Dina, would work things out.

    Alas, that didn't happen, and now E! News confirms the star of E!'s Mrs. Eastwood & Company has officially filed for legal separation citing irreconcilable differences—two weeks after reports surfaced indicating the couple had split after 17 years of marriage.

    Per a petition filed Monday in Monterey County Superior Court in Northern California and obtained by E! News, Dina, 48, is asking for spousal support and physical custody of the duo's 16-year-old daughter, Morgan, while sharing joint legal custody and visitation rights for Clint.

    Court docs also note that the former TV news anchor and film legend have a premarital agreement.

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    Neither Dina's attorney, C. Michael McClure, nor a rep for Eastwood could be reached for comment.

    However, McClure did confirm to Reuters that he filed the petition, though he refused to signal whether Dina would eventually seek a divorce.

    A source previously told E! News that the pair had been living apart for some time.

    DOCS: Read the petition

    After news of their marital problems broke, the brunette beauty took to Twitter to defend Clint's character, calling him a "wonderful, good natured, brilliant person."

    The comments may have been in response to her fans mulling the identity of the mystery blonde whom the 83-year-old Eastwood was spotted dropping off at LAX in the wake of their separation, sparking rumors that the veteran actor-director had already found a new ladylove.

    Clint and Dina married in 1996 and had Morgan 9 months later.

    (Originally published Sept. 11, 2013, at 7:16 a.m. PT.)

    —Reporting by Baker Machado and Senta Scarborough

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