Kevin Costner, the American actor known for his portrayal in the movie Yellowstone is getting a divorce from his wife of 18 years, Christine Baumgartner. The news of their separation shocked people as they were one of the most admired couples in the industry.
Christine Baumgartner has however reported that the reason for their divorce was irreconcilable differences. And Kevin is to respond yet. Here is a brief look at their relationship that many found romantic.
Kevin Costner And Christine Baumgartner: How Did They Meet?
Kevin Costner was already an established actor at this time. Christine Baumgartner was a model and handbag designer. They met for the first time at a golf course, where Kevin Costner had arrived for the shooting of his movie, Tin Cup. Then, he was married to his college sweetheart Cindy Silva, Christine was at a different place in her life too.
Then they met for a second time and immediately started dating. It was in 1999. By then he had divorced his wife, had another couple of brief affairs, and was ready for commitment again.
Break Up Rumors
Everything was going well and the next thing on air was that the couple had broken up. But they said that they had actually not broken up but rather were taking a break from the relationship. The reason cited was that, the differences they had about having children together.
Kevin Costner was already a father of three from his first marriage. They needed time to evaluate their relationship. For a while, there was no news from them and people really thought the couple had parted ways.
Kevin Costner And Christine Baumgartner: Rekindled The Romance
We don’t know what magic happened between them. But it seems so sure that they decided to get back together.
This news topped the headlines and was just dying down when a piece of grand news came next. Within no time the wedding bells began ringing.
The Fairytale Wedding
It was indeed a fairy tale wedding and the ladies of the town hoped they were in the place of Christine, the bride.
The wedding ceremony was at a 160-acre ranch owned by Kevin Costner, in Dunbar, Aspen. Christine Baumgartner entered in a green-colored vintage truck and Costner arrived like a prince in a carriage drawn by a horse.
Kevin Costner And Christine Baumgartner Becoming Parents
After almost three years of marriage, the couple welcomed their first child to earth. It was a baby boy and was named Cayden.
Later in 2009, baby Hayes joined the family as Cayden’s younger brother. In 2010, the couple welcomed their baby girl, a beautiful daughter named Grace.
Parting Ways After Three Kids?
In 2012, there were rumors that Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner had split again. In an interview, the actor said that he did face a separation from his wife but she asked him to give it some time and that she will wait for him.
But she had added that she will not be waiting for a long time and asked him to think and to come back if he feels like it. Of course, he went back to her.
Falling In Love Again
The global pandemic and followed lockdown were a blessing for their relationship. They spent a lot of time together and worked hard on their relationship.
The couple said they took time to reconnect with each other and visited back their old and fond memories. All the years of love and their children made them set their minds to stay together.
Kevin Costner Christine Baumgartner: Recent Divorce News
The next news was of their divorce. It came unexpectedly as the couple seemed to be deeply in love with each other. Both of them have not provided any detailed explanation of the decision.
We can’t be sure, but maybe they were trying their best not to sabotage their relationship all this while, and maybe now they felt it was high time.
It will be civil to respect their decision and let them have the privacy that they need in this phase of their lives. Let us hope that Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner find their own happiness in their own ways.