Scott Eastwood opens up on girlfriend who died in car accident

Scott Reeves, youngest son of director and producer Clint Eastwood, arrives for the premiere of “Flags of our Fathers” on Oct 9, 2006, in Beverly Hills, Calif. The film marks Reeves’ screen debut.

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Scott Eastwood remembers the last time he cried. 

The hunky actor told GQ Australia something he “never told” anyone before.

“I dated a girl a couple of years ago who died in a car accident,” he explained before pausing.  

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Eastwood called it “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 um ... I’ve never told anybody that. I’ve lost friends before; I’ve lost some great friends. But, I had never lost someone I had been really intimate with, you know, like in that way, in a relationship.”

The bachelor admitted that the tragedy probably had a lasting impact on his ability to make romantic connections.

“I think that really affected me in a way that ... I don’t know,”he explained. “Maybe it’s made it harder for me to date.”

Eastwood also said he has at least one unresolved issue following the loss: “I still never called her father. I still haven’t found the right words.”

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