Clint Eastwood's wife files for legal separation

CLINT EASTWOOD's estranged wife has filed for legal separation from the actor/director.

Dina Eastwood's lawyer Michael McClure filed the petition on her behalf in Monterey County Superior Court in California on Monday (09Sep13).

The reality TV star confirmed last month (29Aug13) she and the Dirty Harry star had split after 17 years of marriage, but McClure declined to answer whether his client would eventually be seeking a divorce, reports Reuters.

Clint married the former TV news anchor in 1996, and they have one daughter together, 16-year-old Morgan.