Kevin Costner ‘Deeply Saddened’ By Christine Baumgartner Divorce

Yellowstone star Kevin Costner is going through a divorce
Christine Baumgartner & Kevin Costner [Image @kevincostnermodernwest/Instagram]

Other news about the Hollywood actor is sad. While headlines are still dominated by Yellowstone and Kevin Costner’s divorce from Christine Baumgartner, there are other stories that make him look even more tragic. According to an insider, Costner is “deeply saddened” by his split from his wife, Christine Baumgartner. In fact, he considers the split his “worst nightmare” and is trying to save his marriage.

Kevin Costner ‘deeply saddened’ by Christine Baumgartner divorce

Talking to Us Weekly, a source close to Kevin Costner, 68, said that the Yellowstone lead star is “deeply saddened” by his upcoming divorce from Christine Baumgartner. In fact, they said, “he is apparently still trying to save his marriage, adding:

Kevin is very attached to his family and this situation has made him feel very sad. This is Kevin’s worst nightmare, and he will do anything to protect his family.

Baumgartner’s divorce was filed on 1 May after nearly 19 years. Baumgartner cited irreconcilable difference as the cause of their separation. Kevin and Christine married in 2004, and have three kids: Cayden 16, Hayes 14, and Grace 12.

Yellowstone star Kevin Costner received his 2023 Golden Globes award in bed
Kevin Costner wins Golden Globe for Yellowstone [Image Golden Globes/YouTube

Earlier in 2023, the Dances With Wolves star gushed over the fact that Christine had planned a Golden Globes viewing party for him. The couple was unable to attend the event, due to flooding in southern California. In a February video on Instagram, he said, “Christine realized that my heart was a little bit low,” adding that the family stood and applauded him in their home when his name came out as the winner of the Best Actor in a Drama Series. In a later Instagram video, Costner filmed himself unpacking his Golden Globe after it was eventually delivered to his home.

Costner “blindsided” by Christine’s divorce filing

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner are getting divorced
Kevin Costner and wife Christine Baumgartner [Image @kevincostnermodernwest/Instagram]

“Everyone thought Kevin and his wife were super happy, so it’s all surprising,” the insider said, adding, “He truly loves her and is trying to get her back. He’s been blindsided by this.”

Of course, the sad news came at a time when Costner’s professional life is up in the air. Since the first episode of Yellowstone in 2018, Costner has played John Dutton. After rumors began to circulate, Paramount Network confirmed that Yellowstone would end when part 2 of Season 5 airs.

Part 2 was originally scheduled to be released in the summer of this year, but has been postponed until further notice. Rumors swirled that delays were caused by Costner not being happy with the show’s filming schedule.

However, Costner’s lawyer slammed the rumors in February, saying:

Kevin’s claim that he would only work for one week to complete the second half season five of Yellowstone, is a total lie. It’s ridiculous – and anyone suggesting it shouldn’t be believed for one second. Kevin’s passion for the show is evident to anyone who has met him. Kevin always goes above and beyond his duties in order to guarantee its success.

Meanwhile, the insider points to the Yellowstone scheduling and delay problems as one reason for Costner and Baumgartner’s split. They said that everything points to the Yellowstone star’s production problems being the “straw that broke the camel’s back in their marriage.” Moreover, the insider stressed, “He’s taking it very hard.”

Costner, according to the source, was initially reluctant to accept the role as John Dutton since it would require him being away from his wife and children for extended periods. The team wanted to move some of the scenes to California to be closer to his home.

Clearly, that didn’t work out and the source said Costner has been “making a lot of effort to make it work for his family.”

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