Since 2004, the ‘Yellowstone’ actor has been married to Christine Baumgartner. Learn about Christine and the other ladies in Kevin’s past.
Kevin Costner, 67, is one of Hollywood’s biggest stars. He has received critical praise for his parts in films and television programs such as The Bodyguard, Message in a Bottle, Dragonfly, Hidden Figures, and, most recently, Yellowstone.
In the Western series, his wife, Gretchen Mol, dies before the program begins, though she makes brief cameos in flashbacks. Fortunately, Kevin’s real-life wife is still alive and well. Christine Baumgartner, his wife of 48 years, has been a staunch supporter of his acting profession.
Kevin is also a father of seven children and has been involved in a number of high-profile partnerships. Here’s all you need to know about Kevin’s current wife as well as the ladies he dated before marrying.
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner
For several years in the early 2000s, Kevin and Christine had an on-again, off-again romance. He was peacefully dating the model/handbag designer until they split up in 2002, according to rumors, over their disagreement about having more children.
“‘I’m going to wait for you, but not for long,’ she added. Return to me when you’ve come to your senses,'” he told Parade years later. “And I did it. Maybe it’s the ability to apologize.” They reconciled and married on September 25, 2004, in a private ceremony at his sprawling property near Aspen, Colorado.
The couple went on to have three gorgeous children, and Kevin has spoken up about the difficulties of raising “two sets of children” 26 years apart. “As [my] children connect with one another, I often wonder, ‘Do you care about us now as much as you do them?’
” That’s simply a natural occurrence, and you have to talk about how huge love is,” he told Mom.com in 2015. “The ability to love someone else does not imply a lack of love for yourself. Love appears to be capable of retaining as many individuals as are required in that circle.”
Cayden Costner, his first kid with Christine, was born in May 2007. He has appeared on several occasions with his parents alongside his younger siblings, Hayes and Grace Costner. Kevin’s youngest kid, Grace, was born in June 2010, while Little Hayes was born in February 2009.
Christine has been on Kevin’s side throughout his achievements in Yellowstone. Kevin and his co-stars were nominated for Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble in a Drama Series at the 2022 SAG Awards, and they walked the red carpet together.
The pair also attended the 2022 Academy Awards and posed for photographs together on the red carpet. Kevin shared an Instagram snapshot of himself and Christine at the Oscars. “How lovely is my date? “Thank you for hosting us tonight, @theacademy,” the actor tweeted.
Joan Lunden, a former Good Morning America co-host, had a brief flirtation with Kevin in the mid-1990s. In a 1996 interview with TV Guide, she said that their relationship terminated due to severe public attention. “I think Kevin and I would have dated for longer if it hadn’t been for the incredible press attention on us,” she remarked.
“All of the publicity made me quite self-protective in subsequent dates.” Joan also spoke up about their first date, telling the magazine, “He hired this yacht and we cruised around New York Harbor and had supper.
It was pretty romantic and quite lovely. I almost fell over when he first got onto the boat and smiled at me like only he can and said, ‘Boy, I’ve waited so long to meet you.’
Kevin began seeing Bridget Rooney following his divorce from his first wife, Cindy, in 1994. Only two years later, in November 1996, the new couple had a baby boy called Liam.
He is undoubtedly the quietest of his siblings and has avoided the spotlight and the Hollywood industry. Similarly, despite her social standing, his mother has kept mainly out of the spotlight.
She is the heiress of the Pittsburgh Steelers and has stayed active in her family’s charity endeavors. In 2005, she married millionaire, Bill Koch.
Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva met in 1975 while both were students at California State University, Fullerton. His future wife worked part-time at Disneyland, and he raved about her in subsequent interviews.
“She was gorgeous, charming, and smarter than me,” he told People in 1989. “She embodied everything I admire in women.” They married after three years of dating in 1978, the same year he finished with a bachelor’s degree in business administration. Kevin became a father while seeking to get into Hollywood.
Kevin’s eldest kid is Annie Costner. In April 1984, he welcomed her with Cindy. She went on to follow in her father’s footsteps, directing, producing, and acting in a number of movies, including El Cartel Cubano, ESPN 30 for 30: Bump, Spike, and The Discarded: A Tale of Two Rios. She also appeared in his critically acclaimed picture Dances with Wolves, in which Cindy also appeared.
In August 1986, the couple had Lily Costner, who went on to become an actress. Her film credits include The Baby-Sitters Club, The Postman, and Black or White. Kevin and Cindy’s third and last child is Joe Costner. He was born in January 1988 and, like his father and sisters, became an actress.
Kevin and Cindy divorced in 1994, despite their seemingly idyllic home life. “After 16 years together, we are terminating our marriage,” Kevin and Cindy said at the time, according to People.
“All matters concerning our children and financial affairs have been settled peacefully, and a full marriage settlement has been agreed.” Kevin was accused of being unfaithful throughout their marriage during their divorce process, and Cindy is said to have walked away with a settlement of up to $50 million.