Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s Heartbreaking Separation: Everything We Know So Far
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner are ending their marriage after 18 years together. Baumgartner, 49, has filed for divorce, according to PEOPLE. Kevin Costner Heartbreaking
“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,” said Costner’s representative in a statement.
The couple married in 2004 and share three children: sons Cayden, 15, and Hayes, 14, and daughter Grace, 12. Costner, 68, also has four children from previous relationships. TMZ first reported the news.
Costner had previously spoken fondly of Baumgartner and their relationship. “My wife does things that just completely… It just helps. The house is prettier because of her.
Everything is warmer because of her,” he told PEOPLE in November. Baumgartner had been upfront with Costner about wanting to start a family, advising him on day one of their relationships, “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 couple dated for six years before getting married. Costner, known for his roles in “The Bodyguard” and “Dances with Wolves,” has been starring in the Paramount series “Yellowstone” for the past five seasons.
However, rumors began circulating earlier this year that he may be leaving the show to focus on directing and starring in the upcoming Western film “Horizon.”
While the presentation was expected to return for new episodes in the summer of 2023, production has yet to resume for the second half of season 5.
Despite this, Paramount’s Keith Cox, president of development and production, said during a panel at PaleyFest last month that he is confident that Costner will continue with the show.
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