Kevin Costner is riding off into the sunset alone. The Yellowstone star and his wife, Christine Baumgartner, have gone their separate ways after 18 years of marriage.
“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,” a spokesperson for Kevin said in a May 2 statement. “We ask that his, Christine’s and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time.
In their respective divorce papers, Kevin and Christine requested joint custody of their kids—sons Cayden, 15, and Hayes, 14, as well as daughter Grace, 12—according the documents obtained by TMZ, who was first to report the breakup news. (The Field of Dreams alum is also dad to four adult children—sons Joe and Liam and daughters Annie and Lily—from his past relationships.
Per the outlet, Christine cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for split in her filing, while Kevin’s noted that there is a prenuptial agreement in place. Kevin first met Christine while golfing in the early ’90s but the two didn’t start dating until 1998, after reconnecting at a restaurant, according to People. “We exchanged numbers, and I told her that…did she mind if I called her in two weeks,” Kevin recalled to the publication in 2003. “I did not realize that was like an insult to a woman.”
In 2004, the two tied the knot at the actor’s Colorado ranch in front of family and friends, including Tim Allen and Kevin’s Dances with Wolves co-star Mary McDonnell.
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