Sweet Details About Kevin Costner's Relationship With Wife Christine Baumgartner

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You might know the Academy, Golden Globe, and Emmy award-winning actor Kevin Costner from starring in movies and television shows like "Yellowstone," "Field of Dreams," "Dances With Wolves," "The Bodyguard," and "The Untouchables," or from his band, Kevin Costner & Modern West.

The 65-year-old actor’s newest movie is Zack Synder's Justice League, directors cut, where Costner voice's the character Jonathan Kent. The four-hour film was released on March 18, 2021, on HBO Max. The new season of Yellowstone from the Paramount Network is scheduled for release this summer

Costner is often in the public eye but he tends to keep his personal life to himself.

Who is Kevin Costner’s wife, Christine Baumgartner?

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Kevin Coster's wife is 46-year-old Christine Baumgartner who was born on March 4, 1974.

She graduated from California State University Fullerton with a degree in Business. 

She is a former model who's made appearances on "Entertainment Tonight," "Inside Edition," and "Extra" with Billy Bush.

In addition to modeling, she's a handbag designer.

How long have Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner been together?

The couple originally met in the ‘80s, when Costner was still married to his first wife, Cindy Costner, and Baumgartner was modeling professionally.

However, they reconnected years later in 1999 when they ran into each other at a restaurant, after Costner was divorced from his first wife. 

Costner and Baumgartner dated for more than two years but then broke up briefly in 2002.

People close to Costner said their relationship “got too complicated” since Costner stated he didn’t want any more children. 

Costner recalls, “She said, ‘I’m going to wait for you, but not long. When you come to your senses, come back to me, and I did.”

Costner and Baumgartner then got back together and got engaged in 2003. They wed in 2004 at Costner’s ranch outside Aspen and have been happily married ever since. 

Baumgartner is Costner's second wife.

Costner was previously married to Cindy Costner from 1978 to 1994.

Cindy and Kevin Costner were college sweethearts who met at California State University Fullerton. They met in the early 1970s when they were both working towards their Bachelor’s degree and got married after Kevin Costner’s graduation in 1978. 

However, it was reported that Cindy Costner had trouble adjusting to her husband’s work schedule and it caused problems in their marriage.

The couple made a statement announcing, “After 16 years together, we are ending our marriage. We have amicably resolved all issues regarding our children and financial affairs and a full marital settlement has been reached.”

Cindy Costner hasn't married since divorcing Kevin Costner.

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Kevin Costner children — how many does he have?

Costner already has four children with his ex-wife, Annie, 36, Lily, 33, and Joe, 32.

Costner also has a love child, Liam Costner, 24 who he had with Bridget Rooney, which is why he was reluctant to have more kids with Baumgartner.

In fact, Kevin Costner denied that Liam Costner was his son at first until he got a paternity test. 

Kevin Costner even recalls, “Fear kept me from marrying Christine. [She] wanted a child, but I was afraid I couldn’t be an effective father. I woke up and thought, ‘Am I going to lose a beautiful woman who is willing to be with me to my very last breath because I am afraid to say yes to a child?’ That’s all it took. Sometimes you learn the thing you’re most afraid of will save your life.”

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After they got married, the couple had a son, Cayden Wyatt Costner, who's 13. Then they had Hayes Logan Costner, 12, and Grace Avery Costner, 10.

Costner loves being a father and says, “Movies are magic, and they’ve always been magic to me. You get to play heroes in the movies, but there’s a moment in time where you’re just a father and you get to go home. I have played two roles in my life, one I get paid to do, which is the movies, and the other one is being a father, for which I’ll be rewarded my whole life.” 

Kevin Costner's new wife: how do they make their marriage work?

Kevin Costner has said that the secret to his marriage with Baumgartner is having “the ability to say you’re sorry.”

Like any other couple, Costner and wife Christine Baumgartner go through their fair share of ups and downs but are always willing to put in the work for their relationship.

Costner continued, “I know that sounds so simple. If you’re willing to tell somebody that you love them, are you also willing to say you’re sorry? You need to, even when you think you’re in the right.”

What is Kevin Costner's net worth?

Kevin Costner has an estimated net worth of $250 million. He actually put a lot of his own money into "Dances With Wolves" and "Open Range" because he has said that he identifies more with the independent filmmaking showcased at Sundance Film Festival.

Christine Baumgartner has an estimated net worth of $5 million.

What is Kevin Costner's age?

Kevin Costner is 65 years old. He was born on January 18, 1955.

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