“I dated a girl a couple of years ago who died in a car accident,” the “Longest Ride” actor said in the September/October issue. “The f—ed 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,” he confessed.
While he didn’t reveal the dead woman’s name, Eastwood went on to say: “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.
“It’s easy to fall in love when you’re young, right?” he continued. “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.”
During the intimate and candid conversation that took place over pints in a pub in London’s Kensal Green, Eastwood also revealed: “I still never called her father. I still haven’t found the right words.”
The 30-year-old son of Hollywood legend Clint Eastwood currently appears in Warner Bros.’ “Suicide Squad.” He will next be seen in this fall’s “Snowden,” and then next year’s features “Fast 8” and “Live by Night.”
The September/October issue of GQ Australia hits newsstands on Monday.