After Kevin Costner’s marriage to Cindy Silva, his college love, ended in a bitter divorce, he was very lonely for a while. Both of them were hurt deeply by the fights they had over all of their problems during the end of their relationship.
Christine Baumgartner was there to give Costner’s heart the peace it needed when it was time for it to heal. They went on dates, but things took a surprising turn when Costner said he didn’t want any more kids. Christine, a former model, gave a strict ultimatum: “I’m going to wait for you, but not for long. I want you to come back to me when you feel like yourself again. After Costner finally woke up, they were able to feel the same way about each other again.
As their feelings for each other grew, they chose to start a family. They had three more kids, so “Kevin Costner now has a total of seven kids”. They worked together for almost 19 years to build a life for themselves, and they never left each other’s side.
But when Costner and Baumgartner told everyone that they were getting a divorce soon, their assumed unbreakable friendship fell apart in an instant. It was a move that surprised a lot of people, including Costner himself and a lot of other people.
Christine Baumgartner had a hard time getting used to Kevin Costner not being around, especially when he was working on several movies that kept him away from their home in Santa Barbara with the family. A person who knows the two of them well said, “Kevin isn’t around very much when they are shooting. She has had a lot of trouble because he isn’t there.
Even though Costner knew that his wife was unhappy in their marriage, he was still surprised when she chose to file for divorce. Both of them were shocked when their lives took a painful turn at that point.
When Baumgartner asked for $”161,000 a month in child support for their three kids, Cayden Wyatt, 15, Hayes Logan, 14, and Grace Avery, 13″, things got even more heated during the split. Baumgartner took the case to court to make sure that he would get this money.
Even though it was a shocking turn of events, the court ruled in Costner’s favor and cut the “child support payments to $63,000 per month. This was less than half of what she had asked for, and” it was a big drop from the $129,000 she was getting at the time.
Kevin Costner did an interview with Fox News Digital in which he talked about the whole thing and talked about how complicated their present situation is. He said, “You know, when you’ve lived with someone for that long, there’s no winner… “And it’s this huge, crazy thing called life, and how quickly it falls apart.” At times, you’ll “feel like you’re on top of the world. Other times, you’ll understand how fragile you” really are.
During the court hearings, Costner took the stand again and said that he was afraid he might have to do work he didn’t want to do in order to pay an inflated amount of child support. In an apology letter to his ex-wife, he said, “”I want to help, but the thought of things” getting so bad that “(“I can’t do what I want to do”)”… We didn’t do well on this strange planet for some reason, and I’m sorry about that.
There is still a long way to go in this story. In November, a trial will be held to decide if Christine Baumgartner is entitled to spousal support and if their prenuptial agreement is still legal.
Even for people who seem to be on top of the world, life can take unexpected turns and twists. The story of Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner shows this and serves as a warning at the end of the story. It is a strong warning that love, fame, and money are not always enough to protect a person from the dangers and problems that life throws at them.