Kevin Costner and wife Christine Baumgartner are divorcing after 18 years of marriage.
Costner’s team confirmed the split in a statement shared with him Hollywood Reporter. The 68-year-old Oscar-winner married handbag designer Baumgartner in September 2004, and they share three children.
“It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have resulted in Mr. Costner being compelled to participate in the dissolution of the marriage,” the letter said. “We ask that his privacy and that of Kristen and their children be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”
The couple tied the knot with a wedding ceremony at the Costner ranch near Aspen, Colorado. Costner also has four adult children from previous relationships. This is his second marriage after his divorce from his first wife, Cindy Silva, in 1994.
In February, Costner posted a video to social media of him directing his Golden Globe Award win the month before for his role as patriarch John Dutton on the Paramount Network series. Yellowstone. In the video, the actor explained that he and Baumgartner had every intention of attending the Los Angeles ceremony, and that she had a dress chosen, but flooding in the Southern California area made it impossible for the couple to get there.
That same month, Costner was at the center of reports from anonymous sources alleging that the actor refused to work more than one week into the second half of YellowstoneSeason 5. At the time, insiders indicated that he was focusing on filming his Western horizon.