The 18-year marriage of Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner has come to an end. Fox News Digital said that Baumgartner requested a divorce from the “Yellowstone” actor on May 1 due to “irreconcilable differences.” It was stated that the separation occurred on April 11, 2023.
Costner’s representative stated, “It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have occurred and have forced Mr. Costner to participate in a dissolution of marriage action.”
He continued, “We ask that his, Christine’s, and their children’s privacy be maintained as they move through this challenging period.”
A few months ago, RadarOnline.com alleged that Christine Baumgartner had given her husband the choice to leave the show or “ride into the sunset,” according to the article.
The source reported a friend as stating, “It (Yellowstone) truly knocked a hole in their family life,” and added, “Producers want the show to continue on forever! Christine, on the other hand, is reportedly losing patience and wants her husband to put away his cowboy hat.
“She wants a firm commitment that this is his final season, or he might have to hit the trail of dust!” According to Radar Online.
According to sources, Costner and Baumgartner have both requested joint custody of their three children, Cayden (15), Hayes (14) and Grace (12). On July 5, there will be a hearing regarding the issue.
The couple’s separation coincides with the phenomenal success of Costner’s drama series “Yellowstone,” in which he portrays John Dutton. He was honoured with a Golden Globe earlier this year for his performance in the show.
Fans are concerned about Costner’s return to “Yellowstone” in the midst of rumours that he may leave the show after season 5. According to rumours, Costner and the show’s co-creator Taylor Sheridan had a falling out over the actor’s filming commitments for the remaining episodes of the current season.
Costner’s lawyer, Marty Singer, told ET in the midst of everything that was going on: “The suggestion that Kevin was only willing to work one week on the second half of season 5 of Yellowstone is an absolute lie. It’s absurd, and no one who says it should be taken seriously at all.
“There is nothing new to report. A Paramount Network spokeswoman was quoted by ET earlier as stating, “Kevin Costner is a significant part of ‘Yellowstone,’ and we hope that’s the case for a long time to come.
On January 1, 2023, “A Knife and No Coin” debuted as the eighth episode of “Yellowstone” season 5, and no further episodes have been filmed since.