Is of African-American, Hawaiian and Japanese descent on her father's side, and English, Irish and German descent on her mother's side. Her father was adopted as an infant by a Portuguese/Puerto Rican couple, hence the surname 'Ruiz'.
Sister of Dominic V. Ruiz.
Former news anchor for KSBW in Salinas, California.
Gave birth to her 1st child at age 31, a daughter Morgan Eastwood on December 12, 1996. Child's father is her now ex-husband, Clint Eastwood.
Father is Mike Ruiz (b. 1944), a math teacher at Mission San Jose High School. Mother is Mary Lou Ruiz (b. 1946), a Montgomery Ward saleswoman.