Scott Eastwood has revealed a past tragedy in his personal life, opening up about the death of a previous girlfriend in a car crash a couple of years ago.

The 30 year old actor – and the son of legendary Hollywood actor Clint Eastwood – has starred in the likes of The Fast and the Furious franchise, as well as in the steamy music video for Taylor Swift’s ‘Wildest Dreams’ this time last year.

Eastwood spoke about his love life in a new interview for GQ Australia, for whom he is the new cover star for its September / October issue, and revealed a horrific motoring accident had claimed the life of a woman he used to date, and that it’s affected him to the point where he’s found it difficult to date again.

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

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Continuing, Eastwood described the unnamed woman’s death as “f***ed up… 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.”

He confessed that he had never contacted the woman’s father to send his condolences. “I still haven't found the right words,” he explained. “I think that really affected me in a way that… I don't know. Maybe it's made it harder for me to date.”

Speaking more general about his dating life, he reflected: “It's easy to fall in love when you're young, right? 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.”

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