ByKarly Rayner, writer at Creators.co
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Karly Rayner

Scott Eastwood might be well known for his bad boy image, but the 30-year-old revealed his softer side when he explained how deeply he was affected by the death of a girlfriend who died in a fatal collision.

In an emotional interview with GQ Australia, Scott poured his heart out to interviewers about how the deeply-traumatic event has made it difficult for him to date new people.

The Suicide Squad actor seemed to get lost in reliving the tragedy as he revealed upsetting details about how his girlfriend died to interviewers:

"I dated a girl a couple of years ago who died in a car accident. The f--ked up thing is, 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, and … I’ve never told anybody that."

Scott went on to muse about how losing someone you really care about in such sudden and violent circumstances has really shaped him as a person, including making it difficult for him to date new partners:

“I’ve lost friends before; I’ve lost some great friends. But, I had never lost someone I had been really intimate with. Maybe it’s made it harder for me to date."

Like anyone who has dealt with grief, Eastwood also found the aftermath of his unnamed girlfriend's death incredibly difficult — especially dealing with the difficult social etiquette that followed, he admitted:

"I still never called her father. I still haven’t found the right words.”

The tragedy clearly left Scott musing about the bigger picture, especially when it comes to putting all of your energy into a relationship that turns out to be the wrong one, he confided:

"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."

Thankfully, Scott has managed to get over his grief enough to begin developing a promising movie career and we hope he continues to recover,

Has the loss of a loved one ever changed your outlook on life?

(Source: GQ Australia)