Scott Eastwood does not date much today – and he attributes it to the tragic loss of his old girlfriend.
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The 30-year-old actor opened up in an interview with GQ Australia about the scarring moment: “I dated a girl a couple of years ago who died in a car accident… The f**ked up thing is, it was a fender bender, and there was a recall on airbags. Her airbag exploded. It shot a projectile through her body. It split her spine, and… I’ve never told anybody that.”
Eastwood did not name the woman, but photos show her to be 26-year-old model Jewel Brangman. She was driving from San Diego to Los Angeles when she rear ended a van. Both Honda and the National Highway Traffic Society determined her air bag inflated with too much force, spreading metal shrapnel that killed Brangman on September 7, 2014.
Her boyfriend, Eastwood, explained that he has lost important people in his life, but never someone with which he was so intimate: “I’ve lost friends before; I’ve lost some great friends. But, I had never lost someone I had been really intimate with. Maybe it’s made it harder for me to date.”
Clint Eastwood’s son added: “It’s easy to fall in love when you’re young, right? And then you start to realize those feelings of love and stuff, passion, love, lust, sometimes they come very quickly, but they can also leave quickly.”
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The American actor and model will star in the upcoming French action thriller “Overdrive” and can also be spotted in 2017’s “Fast 8”.