Kevin Costner’s wife, Christine Baumgartner, has filed for divorce. The couple have been married for 18 years.
“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,” a representative for Costner told PEOPLE. “We ask that his, Christine’s, and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”
TMZ was the first to report the news.
In November, Costner spoke fondly of his wife, telling PEOPLE, “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.”
Costner and Baumgartner have been married since September 2004, and have three children together: sons Cayden, 15, and Hayes, 14, plus daughter Grace, 12. Costner also has four older children from his previous marriage to Cindy Silva and a relationship with Bridget Rooney.
In October 2022, there were reports of Christine Baumgartner giving Kevin Costner an ultimatum surfaced online. A source told Radar Online that the handbag designer wanted Costner to quit ‘Yellowstone’.
Fans of Yellowstone, the hit TV series starring Costner as Montana ranch patriarch John Dutton, were shocked by February reports claiming the actor might leave the popular Western to focus on film.
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