Christine Baumgartner, Kevin Costner’s wife, calls it quits

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner are calling him quits.

The model and former handbag designer Baumgartner on Monday filed to annul their 18-year marriage.

“It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have emerged which have led to Mr. Costner having to participate in the annulment of the marriage,” a rep for the “Yellowstone” star confirmed to The Times.

“We ask that his privacy and that of Kristen and their children be respected as they navigate this difficult time,” the rep added.

According to TMZ, Baumgartner, 49, requested joint custody of their three children: Kayden, 15, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 12. Costner responded to the petition on Tuesday, also asking for joint custody of the children.

Baumgartner and Costner reportedly met on a golf course in the 1980s when Costner was rehearsing for his role in the 1996 film Tin Cup. The actor was married to his first wife at the time and didn’t start dating Baumgartner until 1999.

The couple briefly split in 2003 — Baumgartner wanted to have kids and Costner wasn’t sure he should have more — but the two eventually hit it off, tying the knot in Aspen, Colorado, in 2004, and welcoming three kids over the next. . several years.

This is the second divorce for the 68-year-old Costner. The “Dances With Wolves” star was previously married to Cindy Silva. Their 16-year marriage ended in 1994, and according to Forbes, the divorce was one of the most expensive in Hollywood history, awarding Silva an estimated $80 million settlement.

According to TMZ, Baumgartner does not seek spousal support. Costner’s response, provided by star Laura Wasser’s divorce attorney, says, “Spousal support must be paid to the petitioner in accordance with the terms of the prenuptial agreement between the parties.”

Which basically means: A prenuptial agreement has been signed.

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