Clint Eastwood's daughter Alison Eastwood married her longtime boyfriend Stacy Poitras in a small, private ceremony in Calabasas, Calif., over the weekend.
The 40-year-old actress and director, who co-hosts National Geographic Wild TV show "Animal Intervention," met Poitras, a sculptor, while on the reality TV series "Chainsaw Gang."
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Eastwood and Poitras
dated for the five years but were reportedly secretly engaged for the past three, according to the celebrity news website Celebuzz.com.
"We are thrilled to be surrounded by our family for this very special day and appreciate their love and support as we begin our married life together," the couple told People Magazine on Sunday.
Attendees included Clint, 82; Alison's mother, actress Maggie Johnson, with whom Clint had seven children with over their 31-year marriage; Alison's brothers, jazz musician Kyle Eastwood and actor Scott Eastwood; and her sister Kathryn Eastwood. Clint's current wife, Dina Eastwood, with whom the Hollywood legend has one child, was also present.
In a December interview with Celebuzz.com, Poitras expressed his excitement.
"I feel like I am the luckiest guy in the world because Alison is truly an angel, we are both very happy," he said.
He recalled asking the "Dirty Harry" star for his daughter's hand in marriage, three years ago at a Thanksgiving dinner.
"After the meal, I quietly asked him when we were alone if it would be alright if I asked for his daughter’s hand in marriage. He cooly [sic] looked me in the eye and softly said, 'You better take that up with her,' to which I replied, 'So, I have your permission?' and he said 'Yes,'" Poitras said. "Clint is a cool guy . . . but he’s definitely a man of few words."
Poitras did not reveal what the ceremony was like.
"I am not really a very religious person, but we intend to have a traditional bare bones style wedding full of family and friends which will be a real celebration," he told Celebuzz. "Both Alison and I already refer to each other as husband and wife, because we feel we have such a strong spiritual bond between us and we want to celebrate that at our wedding."
Poitras said the couple's three dogs, two cats, two rabbits, and three horses would play a special role during the ceremony.
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