Kevin Costner’s wife Kristen Baumgartner files for divorce

Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner have called for their resignation.

The wife of the “Yellowstone” star has filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage. Kevin Costner’s representative confirmed the news to NBC News on May 2.

“It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have arisen which have led to Mr. Costner being compelled to participate in the dissolution of the marriage proceeding,” said the actor’s representative. “We ask that his privacy and that of Kristen and their children be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”

It is not clear what led to their separation.

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party on March 27, 2022 in Beverly Hills, California. Rich Fury/VF22/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

Costner and Baumgartner married in 2004. They share three children together, sons Kayden, 15, and Hayes, 14, and daughter Grace, 12.

This is Costner’s second marriage. He was previously married to Cindy Costner from 1978 to 1994. The former couple are parents to daughters Annie, 39, and Lily, 36, and son Joe, 35.

He is also the father of 27-year-old son Liam, whom he had with ex-partner Bridget Rooney.

News of the Costner divorce comes as talks continue about the actor returning to “Yellowstone.” The 68-year-old actor plays John Dutton in the show, which premiered in 2018.

Last month, fans wondered when the Paramount+ series would return after Costner, creator Taylor Sheridan, and other cast members didn’t appear at a scheduled PaleyFest panel.

Paramount Network President of Development and Production Keith Cox he said during the event He was “very confident” that Costner would continue with the show although some outlets speculated online that the show might end. There is currently no release date for the second half of Season 5.

As for Costner, on May 1 he promoted his new movie, “Horizon: An American Saga,” on his Instagram.

“The epic that is getting more epic,” he wrote, along with a screenshot of his choice, as fans asked about Yellowstone Season 5 in the comments section.

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