Actor Kevin Costner is reportedly stunned by his wife Christine Baumgartner’s decision to file for divorce after 18 years of marriage. The couple were last seen together at the Oscars in March, and sources say Costner did not anticipate the filing. The couple have three children together, and both have filed for joint custody.
Kevin Costner is stunned at his wife Christine Baumgartner’s filing for divorce, with one friend denying cheating allegations and saying that Costner loves his wife and children and didn’t see the divorce coming.
Kevin Costner was reportedly left stunned by the news that his wife of 18 years, Christine Baumgartner, had filed for divorce. The couple, who have three children, were last seen posing together at the Oscars in March and a friend of Costner’s said he “obviously doesn’t want the divorce and he would take her back. It’s disappointing, he loves her and he loves his children.” Despite the fact that Costner’s first marriage ended in a high-profile and costly divorce as a result of allegations of infidelity, this friend stated that “there was no issue of cheating at all” in his current marriage.
Costner, who is currently filming the Western TV series “Horizon, an American Saga” in Utah, has been married to Baumgartner since 2004. Although the couple has been seen together recently and there have been no indications of trouble in their marriage, there have been reports that Costner’s schedule filming “Yellowstone” in Montana may have put a strain on their relationship. Costner has previously talked about the challenges of maintaining a marriage in Hollywood, saying “the temptations are pretty strong and there’s a hungry world out there waiting for you to fall.”
Baumgartner’s filing cited “irreconcilable differences” and requested joint custody of their children, but did not ask for spousal support due to a prenuptial agreement. Costner’s attorney has also filed for joint custody on his behalf. Despite the difficulties in his personal life, Costner is still working on his TV show and is currently embroiled in a stand-off with the show’s creator over its future.
Costner’s first marriage to Cindy Silva ended in a $80 million divorce amid allegations of infidelity in 1994. The actor later denied the affair, saying that the woman involved had done nothing wrong. He went on to date a series of high-profile women, including Elle Macpherson and Halle Berry. Costner has also stated that he takes responsibility for the failure of his first marriage, saying “the marriage was my own failure”.