After almost two decades of marriage, Kevin Costner and his wife, Christine Baumgartner, are parting ways. The news of their divorce comes amid rumors about the future of Costner’s hit TV series “Yellowstone,” which he stars in. Here’s everything we know about the couple’s separation and what might be next for Costner.
Divorce Proceedings and Custody Battle
Baumgartner filed for divorce on Monday, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. However, despite the divorce filing, she requested joint custody of their three children, Cayden, Hayes, and Grace. Costner’s representative has confirmed the news and expressed sadness over the situation. Costner himself responded to the divorce petition by also requesting joint custody of their children.
Prenuptial Agreement and Spousal Support
While the couple did have a prenuptial agreement in place, it’s unclear whether any financial arrangements will be made as part of their divorce. Baumgartner did not ask for spousal support, but it’s possible that the agreement may have already included provisions for such a situation.
Costner’s Previous Marriage and Children
Costner and Baumgartner first began dating in 1999, and after a brief breakup in 2003, they reunited and tied the knot in Aspen, Colorado the following year. They have three children together, while Costner also has three children from his previous marriage with Cindy Costner: Annie, Lily, and Joe.
“Yellowstone” Drama and Future of the Series
Reports about the future of “Yellowstone” have been circulating recently, with rumors that the show may be ending after its fifth season due to disagreements between Costner and creator Taylor Sheridan. However, a production source has expressed hope that the issues will be resolved, and the show will continue for the remaining episodes. Regardless, it seems that Costner’s personal life is experiencing some upheaval during this time.
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s separation after 18 years of marriage may come as a surprise to many fans of the actor. It remains to be seen how the couple will navigate their divorce proceedings, but we can only hope that they prioritize their children’s well-being throughout the process. As for “Yellowstone,” it seems that the fate of the series remains up in the air, but fans are undoubtedly hoping for a satisfactory resolution to the drama.