Jacelyn Reeves is a retired American flight attendant, but she is better known as the mother of prominent American actor Scott Eastwood. She became popular following her affair with her son’s father, Clint Eastwood, a renowned Hollywood actor and director. Despite being associated with two celebrities, Jacelyn prefers to stay out of the limelight for good and bad reasons. Here is all you should know about her.
Jacelyn Reeves was Born 70 Years Ago
Jacelyn Reeves was born in Seattle, Washington, the United States, on 21st December 1951. There are no details about the kind of family she comes from or who her parents are. However, it is known that she is of mixed ethnicity, and her root can be traced to English, Germany, Netherlands, Scotland, Wales, and Ireland.
Jacelyn Reeves has not revealed details of the schools she attended and how they affected her career choice. However, reports say that she completed college before eventually becoming a flight attendant. She worked in that capacity for a long time before her retirement.
Clint Eastwood was an Established Actor Before He met Jacelyn Reeves
Clint Eastwood’s relationship with Jacelyn Reeves has continued to be one of the main reasons she has been famous over the years. Eastwood, now 91 years old, is a prominent Hollywood actor and director. He started his acting career despite having minimal knowledge about acting. Maybe his looks helped him in the beginning; as a tall and handsome young man, it was not very difficult for him to land a screen test. However, his talent kept him going in the industry, and he could attain great heights within a short time.
The actor started in 1955 with minor roles in movies like “Revenge of the Creature” and “Francis in the Navy,” which were both released in the same year, 1955. Three years later, in 1958, Clint had his breakthrough in the industry with a major role in the TV program “Rawhide.” He played Rowdy Yates, second in command to Eric Fleming’s trail boss, a role he did so well at.
From then, the good-looking actor started to appear in more movies. “A Fistful of Dollars,” “For a Few Dollars More,” and “The Good, the Bad and the Ugly” were some of his early projects in the industry. He also directed many movies like ” Space Cowboys,” “Mystic River,” “Flags of Our Fathers,” and “Letters from Iwo Jima.” The last two are world war II dramas.
Apparently, the industry is not the only place where Clint Eastwood gained popularity. He also became very popular among the women as he has been identified with about six of them over the years, two of whom he was legally married to. One of such women is Jacelyn Reeves, a young flight attendant at that time.
How Jacelyn Reeves and Clint Eastwood Met
The former couple met for the first time in 1984 at Hog’s Breath Inn. They soon fell in love and started a relationship that lasted for six years. At the time they started dating, Eastwood was just getting divorced from his first wife, Maggie Johnson, but was already in a relationship with Sondra Locke, a Hollywood actress. For these reasons, they kept the relationship private. However, it could not stay private for too long as they had their first child two years later.
Their first child, Scott Eastwood, now a popular Hollywood actor, was born on 22nd March 1986. Two years later, on 2nd February 1988, Kathryn Eastwood, their daughter, was born. Sadly, two kids were not enough to keep them together, and the couple parted ways in 1990. The reason for their separation is unknown. Eastwood and Reeves never got married or engaged to anyone else.
Jacelyn Raised Their Children By Herself
As one would expect of a man who has had several children from different women, including those he never got married to, Eastwood was not in his children’s lives in the beginning. Reeves managed to raise them by herself without filing for a paternity suit. Although she had had an affair with a celebrity, she never wanted any drama on the media, especially one that would involve her kids.
The kids also grew up and chose to go by their birth name Reeves because they did not want to live in their father’s shadow. Both kids went into entertainment like their father, but they eventually made names for themselves, especially Scott, who is now the most popular of all Clint’s eight children.
When he was about to start his acting career, Scott relocated to live with his father in California. With time, the kids started to bear their father’s surname, Eastwood, and they were on good terms with both parents. Scott always talks about his father, and they have worked on a couple of projects together as well.
Where is Jacelyn Reeves Now?
Despite being the ex-girlfriend of a famous actor and the mother of yet another celebrated actor, Jacelyn has chosen to stay away from the media. She lives a very private life, and little is known about her current career status or whatever she might be doing with her life. However, news has it that she is married to Private Bell after her breakup with Clint.
Nonetheless, Jacelyn Reeves has been spotted at a few social events. She shows up mainly to support her children, like on her son’s 30th birthday. Also, her son speaks of what a great mother she is.
Her Social Media Presence
Jacelyn is not active on any social media platform, even though some accounts are bearing her name on these platforms. Some of them are people with similar names, while others are parody accounts.