Kevin Costner’s wife files for divorce in the US

Kevin Costner’s wife files for divorce

Kevin Costner’s wife files for divorce. Credit: Georges Biard/

Kevin Costner’s wife, former model and handbag designer, Christine Baumgartner has filed for divorce in the Los Angeles court.

Papers were filed on Monday to end their 18-year-old marriage. A statement put out for Mr Costner hinted that the Yellowstone star was possibly not in agreement about the separation.

A representative for Mr Costner said, “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.”

He continued to say, “We ask that his, Christine’s and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”

Baumgartner has asked for joint custody of their children: Cayden 15, Hayes 14, and Grace 12. Costner has also asked for joint custody.

The couple met in the 1980s but didn’t date until 1999. They split up briefly in 2003 when Baumgartner wanted to have children and Costner didn’t want to commit to having any more (he already has 4 other children, 3 from his first marriage to Cindy Silva and one from a brief relationship with Bridget Rooney)

However, they got over that bump and went on to have three children together.

Costner’s first divorce was one of the most expensive in Hollywood history when Silva was awarded an estimated $80 million dollar settlement

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Julia Cameron

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