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One That Got Away! Barbara Walters Says She Could Have Married Clint Eastwood: "This Is A Sad Love Story"

August 28, 2019 11:23

Most people have a story about that one love interest that got away in their life. In Barbara Walters's case, her "one" was the famous actor Clint Eastwood.

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Clint Eastwood stole a lot of hearts

With a career spanning over a half of a century, Clint Eastwood took part in more than ninety film productions and directed thirty. Many may not know that the award-winning actor stole a lot of female hearts starting from a young age.

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Over the years Clint has dated an infinite number of women. Though the director had numerous casual and long-term relationships varying different years, he has only been legally married twice.

Sad love story

As it turns out Eastwood got away from Barbra more than once. During an appearance on The Tonight Show, the TV journalist revealed that she was the one who walked away the first time they had the opportunity of meeting. She said:

This is a sad love story. He was very flirtatious, and I was very taken (with him). He asked me if I wanted to have dinner ... and I said, 'No, I have to work.' You know, I don't mix business with pleasure.

After Barbara realized the error of her ways, she came to a realization that: "I could have been Mrs. Clint Eastwood!"

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Even as she and Eastwood both went on to marry other people, Barbara carried the sentiment with her for several years. So, when the TV personality had the opportunity to meet Clint again, she made sure she wouldn't make the same mistake twice.

Sadly, her plans didn’t go as expected.

Barbara’s four marriages

Clint is not the only one with a list of exes. The TV personality was married four times in her life to three different men. She first married former Navy lieutenant, Robert Henry Katz.

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Lee Guber was Barbara’s second husband. Her last, who was lucky to bare the title twice, was the CEO of Lorimar Television, Merv Adelson.

Sorry Barbara, perhaps it wasn’t meant to be.