After 18 years of marriage and three children together, Kevin Costner’s wife Christine Baumgartner has filed for divorce.
It was said that “irreconcilable differences” led to their breakup. Baumgartner is asking for joint legal and physical custody of their three children, ages 15, 14, and 12.
On Tuesday, in response to his wife’s divorce filing, Costner asked for joint custody of the couple’s children.
They tied the knot in 2004 on Costner’s ranch in Aspen, Colorado, when the actor was 68 and she was 49.
To quote his lawyer: “It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have led to Mr. Costner having to take part in a dissolution of marriage action.”
When the message was over, it said, “We ask that his, Christine’s, and their children’s privacy be respected as they undergo this difficult time.”
Costner’s lawyer Laura Wasser allegedly responded on his behalf after Baumgartner refused to pay alimony.
“spousal support will be paid to the petitioner according to the terms of the parties’ premarital agreement,” Wasser stated, referring to the terms of the prenuptial agreement between Costner and Baumgartner.
The breakup was first reported by TMZ.
They were married for 18 wonderful years between 1978 and 1994. Annie, age 39, Lily, age 36, and Joe, age 35, are their children.
Following his split from Silva, Costner began a relationship with Bridget Rooney, with whom he had a son named Liam.
After more information about tensions between Costner and Yellowstone author Taylor Sheridan surfaced on DailyMail.com, the couple eventually announced their separation a few weeks later.
It was said that Costner became disenchanted with the show’s direction once it became known that Sheridan had developed a “God complex,” which was broadcast on the Paramount Network.
A source close to the situation indicates that Costner was furious because Sheridan ignored his proposals for the show’s future. An actor who is also an executive producer on Yellowstone claims that Sheridan urged him to “stick to acting” when he inquired about the show’s future.
Close friends of Costner say, “Kevin will always be proud and grateful for Yellowstone, and the cast is like family to him.” Costner won the Golden Globe for best actor for his portrayal of John Dutton.
He was concerned that Yellowstone’s strategy didn’t gel with their bigger picture. The general consensus was that he needed to tune out the noise and focus on the game at hand.
The rising interest in the program can be partially attributed to the ambiguity around the recording schedule for the second half of the most recent season. In the event that the Writers Guild of America goes on strike over compensation, this might become a problem.
A dispute between Costner and Sheridan stems from the actor’s desire for less screen time in the upcoming fifth season, as reported by The New York Post earlier this month.
One “well-placed” insider said, “it’s the same as with any show runner and big star—there’s respect, but there’s friction.”
Horizon is a four-part western film series directed and starring Kevin Costner. Each movie will hit theaters three months apart.
Horizon will be split into a 22-episode TV series once the initial three films are released, with each episode running for 42 minutes.
A second “highly placed” Hollywood insider who spoke to the magazine put the blame for the “friction” on set squarely on the show’s creator.
Taylor takes up the bulk of his discourse. They stated, “He is the most important person on all of his shows.”
A February source told Deadline that Costner will only be available for one week of Season 5 production. At this point, both the introduction and the main body had already been reduced.
The actor prefers to focus on the next installment of his Western film franchise, Horizon.
Costner’s attorney Marty Singer called the news a “absolute lie” to Puck News, despite the fact that the story’s source indicated Costner would only be filming for a week.
When asked about Kevin’s dedication to the program, he said, “Anyone who knows anything about Kevin knows that he really cares about the show and has always gone above and beyond to make sure it does well.”
There have been rumors that Sheridan’s carelessness with the production schedule has contributed to the show’s long running time. One of them claims that even though Costner was ready to begin filming, the show’s creator kept getting in the way due to his “overloaded” schedule.
According to the tale, even though Costner “made himself available,” Sheridan was “overworked” and “nothing was ready.”
It has been rumored that Costner was ready to start filming in January of this year, even though no scripts for the second half of the season had been completed at the time.
Taylor and 101 Studios would not be as successful as they are now without Kevin’s help. The Post reports that scripts for the second episode of Season 5 were not supplied in time for filming to commence at the end of 2017.
Production on Kevin’s other movies had already begun. He had already given the developers advance notice of his intentions. No one was ever intended to be hurt.
Costner’s adored John Dutton may be killed off in a tragic way in the second part of Yellowstone’s fifth season, according to speculations.
It is currently unknown what will happen to John Dutton in the remaining episodes of Yellowstone’s fifth season.
Costner’s job schedule and his issues with his girlfriend Sheridan allegedly led to his divorce from Baumgartner the year prior.
According to a tip received by RadarOnline, it has caused significant domestic tension. The show’s popularity has prompted its creators to think about keeping it on the air permanently.
Christine must have lost her patience, since she presented Costner with an option.