In the latest development of Hollywood's high-profile relationships, Kevin Costner, aged 69, is caught in a whirlwind of speculation and revelation. Sources close to the situation have informed Us Weekly that the award-winning actor harbored suspicions about his ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner's, involvement with financier Josh Connor, 49, a divorced father of three.
This intrigue unfolded just months after Baumgartner, stunningly, filed for divorce from Costner, ending their nearly two-decade-long marriage. The insider's revelations hint at a complex narrative where Costner sensed an emerging connection between Baumgartner and Connor, describing their closeness as a glaring 'elephant in the room.'
Baumgartner, who initiated divorce proceedings in May last year, citing irreconcilable differences, finalized the divorce in a notably contentious battle by September. She has been seen moving forward with Connor, a former neighbor, with their relationship seemingly taking a romantic turn after a trip to Hawaii.
Costner's New Romance
Amidst these developments, December saw Costner himself linked to singer Jewel, three months post his divorce settlement. This new coupling seems to have influenced Baumgartner's perspective, as she reportedly feels Costner has no grounds for grievances, especially since she considers Connor her steadfast support during the tumultuous divorce period.
The divorce proceedings, which dominated headlines, revealed Costner's uncertainty about Baumgartner's fidelity, although he maintained his own throughout their marriage. Legal documents from the time show Baumgartner's request for further evidence of Costner's finances, particularly relating to any extramarital relationships.
Costner's legal team dismissed these requests as harassing and without basis, emphasizing his fidelity. Concurrently, Costner's new romantic interest in Jewel is gaining attention. Sources claim the relationship, though in its early stages, shows mutual attraction and is an exciting development for both, especially for Costner, who is finding solace post his challenging divorce.
This unfolding saga reflects the intertwined lives of celebrities, where personal and public narratives often blur, creating a tapestry of relationships, suspicions, and newfound connections in the glamorous yet scrutinizing world of Hollywood.