What We Know About Kevin Costner's Wives, Divorces and Relationships

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Kevin Costner's wife Christine Baumgartner filed for divorce from the Yellowstone star in early May 2023.

Costner's rep said in a statement at the time, "It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to participate in a dissolution of marriage action." But things turned ugly fast, and the actor has been battling it with his ex out over property, expenses and child support ever since.

Find out what led to the split, how long they were married and what Costner is now paying in child support—as well as details about Costner's first wife and his dating life now that he's single.

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Who is Kevin Costner's wife?

Kevin Costner isn't currently married. He was previously married to Christine Baumgartner and Cindy Silva.

Is Kevin Costner still married to Christine Baumgartner?

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party<p>Rich Fury/VF22/Getty Images for Vanity Fair</p>
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner at the 2022 Vanity Fair Oscar Party

Rich Fury/VF22/Getty Images for Vanity Fair

Christine Baumgartner filed for divorce on May 2, 2023, but cited their date of separation as April 11, 2023. They settled their divorce in September 2023 after a contentious court battle.

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Why are Kevin Costner and his wife divorcing?

Baumgartner filed for divorce in May citing "irreconcilable differences." While neither Costner nor Baumgartner have publicly revealed the exact reasons behind their split, sources told PEOPLE it was a long time coming for the handbag designer, who struggled with Costner's busy work schedule.

"His absence has been very hard for her," an insider said. "Christine doesn't want him to throw himself into another project. He has been obsessed with filming Horizon since last year. She wasn't happy about it."

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A source close to Costner said he was "surprised, but not shocked" by the breakup because he knew Baumgartner had been unhappy, adding, "It was not anything that he wanted or sought, and if he could change the situation, he would."

Questions of fidelity have been raised on both sides since news of the split broke, but no cheating rumors have been substantiated.

Costner’s former tenant Daniel Starr, for instance, shut down claims that he had a romantic relationship with the Field of Dreams actor’s estranged wife at any point. “They’re going through a divorce. They have kids, I feel really badly,” Starr told TMZ in June. “I hope that they can peacefully resolve that.”

Meantime, Baumgartner's legal team alluded to the possibility of an "extramarital affair" on Costner's end when they requested "all statements, receipts, invoices, cancelled checks" and documents related to expenses paid by Costner for himself or that of a mistress, according to court documents obtained by Fox News Digital.

Costner's team, led by famous celebrity divorce lawyer Laura Wasser, shot back that the demand was "only [for] purposes of harassment."

"Respondent has no responsive documents for ‘extramarital romantic relationships' in which he engaged because he engaged in none," the docs stated, per Fox News Digital.

Are Kevin Costner and Jewel dating?

Jewel<p>Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images</p>

Michael Nagle/Bloomberg via Getty Images

In December 2023, TMZ reported that Costner and singer Jewel were in a "rather new" relationship, and the site provided photos of the pair getting cozy as proof.

A source told the outlet that Costner and the Alaskan-born crooner were together on Richard Branson's Necker Island for a tennis tournament for Jewel's Inspiring Children Foundation.

"There was definitely something going on," the insider said. "They were flirty, and when they were together, it was like they both just lit up. You could tell they were trying to be discreet, but anybody who saw them could tell something was going on."

Are Kevin Costner and Reese Witherspoon a couple?

Nope! A rep for Reese Witherspoon shot down reports that she and Costner were dating, telling PEOPLE, "This story is completely fabricated and not true."

How many marriages does Kevin Costner have?

Costner has been married twice.

How long has Kevin Costner been married to his current wife?

Costner isn't married anymore. His and his most recent ex-wife Baumgartner wed in September 2004 after dating for six years, PEOPLE reports. They were married for 18 years and together for about 24 before calling it quits.

Do Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner have kids?

Baumgartner and Costner share sons Cayden Wyatt, 16, and Hayes Logan, 14, and daughter Grace Avery, 13.

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Do Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner have a prenup?

Yes. Costner has been down this road before—his 1994 divorce from Cindy Silva cost him an estimated $80 million—and this time has a prenup, or legally speaking, a premarital agreement.

Among other things, the agreement required that Baumgartner vacate the $145 million Santa Barbara home she lived in with Costner and their three children before the first of June—within 30 days of her filing for divorce—which she didn't do until the end of July, after a judge ordered her to vacate. It also provided Baumgartner with a $1.5 million payout from Costner.

There have been suggestions that Baumgartner will contest the prenup (which would mean forfeiting her $1.5 million lump sum). In court documents filed by Costner's legal team on Aug. 10 (via PEOPLE), Costner's lawyers refuted claims from her side that she "felt pressured to sign the agreement because of the circumstances surrounding its execution" and "didn't fully understand it."

"This, after she previously admitted she entered the agreement under her own "free will," the lawyers wrote, according to the outlet.

Baumgartner did indeed challenge the prenup in court, and it didn't end as well for as she would have hoped. She reportedly only got marginally more than the prenup stipulated in their split, along with some embarrassment over testimony like "luxury" being in her and Costner's children's "blood."

How much does Kevin Costner pay in child support?

In court documents filed by Baumgartner's attorneys and obtained by PEOPLE in June, Baumgartner asked for $248,000 a month in child support, alleging in the filing that the figure "is less than the amount needed to maintain the children in their accustomed lifestyle." Costner responded that he could not afford that amount because his 2023 income would diminish following his exit from Yellowstone.

An interim ruling in July ordered Costner to pay Baumgartner $129,755 per month for their children’s care, plus $200,000 in attorneys’ fees and $100,000 in forensic costs.

But after a two-day hearing that began Aug. 31, 2023, the court ruled in favor of Costner, ordering him to pay $63,209 per month for their three children—just about a third of the $175,057 per month Baumgartner was requesting at the time of the case.

“Because the children fly on private aircraft to go on luxury vacations when they are with their father, the Family Code dictates that Kevin should pay sufficient child support to Christine so that the children can go on comparable vacations when they are with her. This is true even if the child support payments also improve Christine’s lifestyle,” Baumgartner’s lawyers wrote in a brief filed on Aug. 30. “In this case, the guideline child support requested by Christine of $175,057 per month will not be sufficient to replicate Kevin’s lifestyle, but it will be sufficient to allow her to provide a lifestyle for the children which is relatively comparable."

Costner spoke out about his split for the first time (at least since his initial statement, which was delivered via a representative) on Sept. 1, 2023, after winning the child-support case.

“This is a horrible place to be, but this is where we’re at,” he told Access Hollywood outside of a Los Angeles court room. “It feels so bad. We’re talking about somebody I love on the other side. I just can’t.”

What does Kevin Costner's wife Christine Baumgartner do?

Baumgartner is a handbag designer. In an interview with the Denver Post in 2005, she credited Costner with giving her the confidence to pursue designing as a career.

"When I came up with some samples, I showed them to Kevin, and he said they were beautiful and amazing," she said. "He told me I should take it to the next step and he'd help me. I've always loved fashion and style, and if you can mix it with function, it's perfect."

How much older is Kevin Costner than his estranged wife?

Much like John Dutton's relationship with the much younger Summer Higgins (Piper Perabo) on Yellowstone, Costner is 19 years older than Baumgartner. As of this writing, Costner, born Jan. 18, 1955, is 68 and Baumgartner, born March 4, 1974, is 49 years old.

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How many times has Kevin Costner married?

Kevin Costner has been married twice. His first wife is Cindy Silva, to whom he was married from 1978 to 1994 after meeting in college at California State University Fullerton. He was 22 years old the first time he tied the knot.

Costner was still married to Silva when he met Baumgartner while filming Tin Cup in 1994. After he and Silva divorced, he briefly dated and fathered a child with Bridget Rooney. In 1998, when he and Rooney split, he ran into Baumgartner at a restaurant. They began dating and six years later, the Dances With Wolves star married Baumgartner in 2004.

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