Clint Eastwood is having a rough time this week after it was revealed that his much-younger girlfriend, Christina Sandera, has a violent criminal past.
Sandera’s ex-husband Paul Wainscoat revealed that her heavy drinking lead to violent fights between the pair, and that she was arrested for domestic battery for hitting him before they were married.
“It was hell,” Wainscoat said of their relationship, according to Daily Mail. “I wish Clint all the luck in the world with that woman.”
Sandera’s arrest came in 2002, when her then-boyfriend Wainscoat refused to move in with her. He says she became enraged, grabbing his shirt and scratching his neck so he couldn’t leave. Police noticed a “strong odor” of alcohol on her breath.
The couple married months later, and Wainscoat says it quickly became clear that his new wife was a gold digger. He spent over $80,000 on their honeymoon, jewelry, and “dental work” for his new bride.
The marriage exploded in 2003, when police were called to their home after Wainscoat claimed he was “being battered by his wife.”
The couple then divorced, and according to court, Sandera denied she was an alcoholic but did say she attended anger management classes. She also admitted she attended “15 anger management classes.”
Sandera, now 51, met 84 year-old Clint Eastwood while working as a hostess at one of his restaurants. She recently attended the Oscars with him and moved into Eastwood’s brand new $20 million mansion.
Let’s hope Sandera has undergone some major changes over the last decade, because we’re sure Eastwood won’t be taking any abuse from her!