Kevin Costner and wife Christine Baumgartner are divorcing. Baumgartner filed, per People. Costner’s representative said in a statement to the outlet, «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.» The rep added, «We ask that his, Christine’s, and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time.» Representatives for Costner did not immediately respond to POPSUGAR’s request for comment. TMZ was the first to report the news.
Costner, 68, and Baumgartner, 49, wed in September 2004 after four years of dating. Their ceremony took place at Costner’s ranch outside Aspen. The couple share three children together: Cayden, 15, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 12. Costner has three children from his previous marriage to Cindy Silva — Annie, 38, Lily, 36, and Joe, 34 — and another son, 27-year-old Liam, with former girlfriend Bridget Rooney.
Earlier this year, Costner won a Golden Globe for best actor in a television drama for his work on «Yellowstone,» but he and Baumgartner did not attend the ceremony. He said in an Instagram video at the time that they were dealing with flooding outside their Santa Barbara home and wouldn’t be able to make it, but that they both had been «looking forward» to attending. «I know how bad Chris wanted to support me,» he said, adding that she had bought balloons to make the house more festive while they watched.
In recent months, Costner has been dogged by rumors that he’s been holding up production on the back half of «Yellowstone» season five and that he might exit the series. Neither Costner nor Paramount+ has confirmed the rumors, and it’s not clear how the writers’ strike might affect filming. On April 28, Deadline reported that Costner has started rolling cameras on the second installment of his film series «Horizon: An American Saga.»
Baumgartner is a handbag designer under the label Cat Bag Couture. She and Costner met while he was rehearsing for his 1996 film «Tin Cup.» They ran into each other again in 1998 and began dating soon after.