"Yellowstone" Actor Kevin Costner Given Ultimatum to Save Marriage

Kevin Costner, the 68-year-old Oscar-winning actor, has been given an ultimatum by his wife Christine Baumgartner to leave the popular TV series "Yellowstone" in a bid to save their marriage

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"Yellowstone" Actor Kevin Costner Given Ultimatum to Save Marriage

Kevin Costner, the 68-year-old Oscar-winning actor, has been given an ultimatum by his wife Christine Baumgartner to leave the popular TV series "Yellowstone" in a bid to save their marriage, according to American media reports.

The handbag designer filed for divorce from her husband on Monday, just six months after reportedly giving him the ultimatum to quit the series.

Divorce Filing Amidst Rumors of Costner's Continued Involvement in "Yellowstone"

There have been recent rumors that Kevin will play John Dutton in the sixth season of "Yellowstone", despite his wife's pleas.

However, Entertainment Tonight has reported that it won't happen, following the news of the couple's divorce filing.

Ultimatum and Busy Schedule Strains Family Life

In October, Baumgartner is said to have given Costner the ultimatum to quit "Yellowstone" because of his busy schedule and prolonged filming in Montana, which would keep him away from their family who resides in Los Angeles.

"It's really knocked a hole in their family life," stated a friend of Baumgartner. "She wants a firm commitment this is his last season — or he might have to hit the dusty trail!" Costner is also taking on a new project where he will be directing, producing, and acting, which will require 220 days of filming.

The busy work schedule has reportedly strained their family life, according to a friend of Baumgartner.

Joint Custody of Three Children

Kevin and Christine, who married in 2004, are seeking joint custody of their three children - Cayden, 15, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 12.

The couple's union seemed to have grown stronger during the quarantine period, despite the adverse effects of the pandemic on many relationships. Costner shared with People magazine how the pandemic had brought their partnership into focus, saying, "Our partnership has really come into focus about what we do for each other and how we deal with our family."

Words of Praise for Baumgartner

Back in November of last year, Costner spoke highly of his wife, calling her an ultimatum giver.

He stated that he agreed to everything just so he wouldn't lose her. Baumgartner is the creator of the luxury label, Cat Bag Couture, and her husband played a significant role in her entry into the world of style. In a 2005 interview with the Denver Post, Baumgartner spoke of how Costner praised her designs, saying that the bags were "beautiful and amazing."

Wedding Ring Still in Place

Interestingly, Kevin was seen wearing his wedding ring just one day before his wife filed for divorce.

The separation of this long-standing couple has come as a surprise to many, given their strong bond and commitment to each other, as evident in their words and actions.

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