After 18 years of marriage, actor Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner have divorced. The actor’s estranged wife reportedly filed for divorce on Monday, according to TMZ.
Baumgartner, a model and handbag designer, claimed the standard “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split, according to the records obtained by the media site.
For those of you who are unaware, let us inform you that the actor from Yellowstone and his model wife were wed in 2004. Cayden, Hayes, and Grace are the couple’s two sons and one daughter.
When and how did Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s romance start? Continue reading to learn more about the couple’s 18-year marriage and detailed relationship timeline.
1980s: Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner meet
According to People magazine, Kevin and Christine initially crossed paths while Kevin was filming his 1996 romantic comedy Tin Cup on a golf course. He was then engaged to Cindy Silva, his first wife. The ex-1994 couple’s divorce left them with 3 children: son Joe, daughters Lily and Annie, and.
In a 2012 interview with Hollywood Reporter, Kevin said that his approach to dating had changed as a result of his divorce. My faith was shaken, he declared. Everyone hopes their marriage would last, but it didn’t. Your time spent with your children, whom you love the most, will be cut in half. That is a sizable loss.
Costner moved on and briefly dated Bridget Rooney after his 1994 divorce from Cindy. Together, they gave birth to a son. Soon after that, he and Rooney broke up. Later, he was romantically associated with both supermodel Elle Macpherson and political activist Birgit Cunningham.
1999: Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner reunite
The media site claims that Baumgartner and Kevin met up once more at a restaurant, and that they quickly began dating. He revealed their love story to People magazine in an interview from 2003.
The For Love of the Game actor then remarked, “We exchanged numbers, and I informed her that I would call her in two weeks. Would she mind?” I had no idea that was akin to a lady being insulted.
2003: Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner almost break up
There is a 20-year age gap between Christine and Kevin. She was always honest about starting a family with the actor. He revealed in an interview with Extra that she brought up the subject on the first day of their relationship.
“If you’re going to be with me, you need to know that kids are at the end of the road for me with you, if that’s going to happen,” the Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves actor told the outlet.
Before Christine gave Kevin the last-minute ultimatum, the couple had been dating for almost six years. “Finally, there came a moment where, maybe this doesn’t go forward,” continued Costner. Then he made the decision that he would do anything to keep her.
The Let Him Go actor discussed his reservations about marrying Christine in a June 2018 interview with Closer Weekly. “Fear prohibited me from marrying Christine,” he admitted. She wanted a child, but I was worried I wouldn’t make a good dad.
Kevin said, “I woke up and wondered, “Are I going to lose a beautiful woman who is eager to be with me till the very end because I am afraid to say yes to a child? All it took was that. Sometimes you find that the thing that scares you the most will really save your life.
2004: Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner get married
2004 saw Kevin and Baumgartner walk down the aisle. The couple’s lavish wedding was one to remember. On Costner’s 160-acre ranch, The Dunbar, in Aspen, they were married.
Then, according to a source in People magazine, the Oscar winner arrived at the wedding in a horse-drawn carriage. His ladylove Christine, on the other hand, showed up in a green vintage pickup.
Let us share with you all a fascinating fact: Kevin still owns the Dunbar, which was given that name in honour of Costner’s role in the 1990 film Dances with Wolves.
2007: Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner welcome first child together
Son Cayden Wyatt, Costner and Christine’s first child together, arrived on earth in 2007, almost three years after they wed. Their son is currently 15 years old.
2009: Christine Baumgartner gives birth to their second baby
In 2009, the couple brought son Hayes Logan into the world as their second child.
2010: Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner welcome baby No.3
In 2010, their third child, a daughter named Grace Avery, was born. Kevin attended the 2019 premiere of The Art of Racing in the Rain with Christine and their three children.
The Hey Dude What About You singer claimed in an interview that his family had taught him to value life more. “Movies are magic, and they have always been magic to me,” he continued. In movies, you get to play heroes, but there are also times when you get to be a dad and go home.
“I have played two parts in my life,” Costner added, “one that I am paid to do, which is the movies, and the other that I will be compensated for my entire life for.”
May 2023: Christine Baumgartner files for divorce from Kevin Costner
Around 18 years into their relationship, Kevin and Christine have decided to call it quits. On Monday, May 1, 2023, Baumgartner filed for divorce from her actor husband. She is requesting joint custody of their children from the court.
It is with great sadness that Mr. Costner must take part in a dissolution of marriage proceeding due to events beyond his control, Kevin’s representative said in a statement released to the media. He, Christine, and their kids are navigating this challenging period, and we ask that their privacy be respected.
We wish Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner continued serenity in their marriage and co-parenting of their three children. Keep checking back with us for the most recent information from the entertainment industry.
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