Kevin Costner, a 68-year-old Oscar-winning actor, and his wife, Christine Baumgartner, call it quits after 18 years. Costner’s team confirmed it in a statement shared with The Hollywood Reporter. The message read,
“It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have transpired, which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to participate in a dissolution of marriage action. We ask that his, Christine’s, and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”
According to reports, on May 1, 2023, Christine filed the divorce papers stating “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for their split.
As per the TMZ reports, both partners are seeking joint custody of their three kids.
About Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner is an American actor, filmmaker, and musician. He has appeared in numerous films throughout his career, including “Dances with Wolves,” “The Bodyguard,” “Field of Dreams,” and “Man of Steel.” In addition to acting, Costner has also directed and produced several films. He has won two Oscars for Best Picture and Best Director for his directorial debut in “Dances with Wolves.”
Kevin Costner And Christine Baumgartner’s Relationship Timeline
Kevin Costner was previously married to Cindy Silva for 16 years. Costner and Silva had three children together. Two daughters, Annie and Lily, and a son, Joe.
Kevin and Christine met in the 1990s and dated for several years. In 2004, the couple decided that it was time to tie the knot. They got married on Kevin’s Colorado ranch in the same year.
Costner expressed his feelings toward his wife in an interview. He said,
“My wife does things that just completely… It just helps. The house is prettier because of her. Everything is warmer because of her. There’s these little things that she does, and I think it’s the power of love, but that she makes her home that way.”
During the course of their marriage, they welcomed three beautiful children. In 2007, Christine delivered their first child, a son named Cayden, and two years later, their second child, another son named Hayes, was born. Furthermore, their third child, a daughter named Grace, was welcomed into the world in 2010.