Dina Eastwood: Don't Say Anything Bad About Clint Eastwood
09/03/2013 AT 03:30 PM EDT
Despite living apart for some time and recently Tweeting about "new beginnings," the former Mrs. Eastwood & Company star, 48, let people know Monday she has nothing but respect for her ex.
"I don't like reading negative things about Clint," she Tweeted of the 83-year-old Hollywood legend. "He is a wonderful, good natured, brilliant person. No matter what, I attest to that."
The pair, who called it quits after 17 years of marriage, "were great partners for many years," a source told PEOPLE last week. "This is really sad."