Clint Eastwood and Wife Dina Separate
08/30/2013 AT 10:55 AM EDT
The Trouble with the Curve star, 83, and his wife, 48, have been living apart for some time, PEOPLE confirms.
"This is really sad," a source tells PEOPLE. "They were great partners for many years."
Last week she posted a Tweet with the hashtag "newbeginnings: "Darkness somewhere means light somewhere else."
The couple were married in 1996 and have one daughter, Morgan, 16.
In 2012, the Eastwoods debuted their E! reality show Mrs. Eastwood & Company starring Dina, Morgan, and Francesca Eastwood, 19, who is Clint's daughter from a previous relationship with actress Frances Fisher.
Clint has a total of eight children, who have appeared on the show. The Dirty Harry actor was noticeably absent from the reality series, though he did make a brief appearance in the first episode.
Reporting by OLIVER JONES