Clint Eastwood's estranged wife still thinks he is "wonderful".
Dina Eastwood, who recently revealed she and the legendary actor and director had separated after 17 years of marriage, has rushed to his defence on Twitter and insists they are still close.
The 48-year-old former TV news reporter wrote: "I don't like reading negative things about Clint. He is a wonderful, good natured, brilliant person. No matter what, I attest to that."
An insider recently revealed that the former couple have been living apart since June 2012 but their split was "amicable" and they have remained close.
The source added: "Clint fell out of love with Dina a long time ago."
The 'Gran Torino' actor-and-director married Dina - with whom he has a 16-year-old daughter Morgan - in 1996, but it was reported earlier this year she had checked herself into a rehab clinic to deal with their alleged marital issues.
It was previously said that the couple's romance was on the rocks, with the 'Mrs. Eastwood and Company' star apparently depressed because of their problems.
The 82-year-old screen veteran has seven other children from previous relationships including two daughters, Alison and Kyle, with his first wife was Maggie Johnson, whom he split from in 1984.