Dina Eastwood is asking fans and the media not to criticize her estranged husband, Hollywood filmmaker Clint Eastwood.

The former Mrs. Eastwood and Company star, 48, confirmed last week she and Clint, 83, had separated after 17 years of marriage.

The couple have a 16-year-old daughter, Morgan, together.

"I don't like reading negative things about Clint," she tweeted Monday. "He is a wonderful, good natured, brilliant person. No matter what, I attest to that."

Clint has seven other children from previous relationships.

"Mrs. Eastwood and Company" aired on E! in 2012. The reality series centered on Dina, Morgan and Francesca Eastwood, Clint Eastwood's daughter from his relationship with actress Frances Fisher.