Kevin Costner Describes Divorce as 'Crushing Moment'

Costner Discusses Emotional Struggles Amid High-Profile Divorce.

by Nouman Rasool
Kevin Costner Describes Divorce as 'Crushing Moment'
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Kevin Costner has recently spoken about how he dealt with the recent divorce from Christine Baumgartner saying that it was a ‘crushing moment’ for him; He has starred in Yellowstone and Field of Dreams among many other films.

The 69-year-old actor, Costner, admitted the pain but said he had to stand and be strong for his children. Having said that, he admitted that it is powerful and it has certainly caused a lot of hurt, though he explained that there is no other choice because the children are “watching”.

He stressed, ‘I can’t wilt like a daisy. I have to move on; I have to be what I am and watch them closely. The actor’s ex-wife Baumgartner whom is a one-time handbag designer, has three children with the actor; Cayden Wyatt, 17, Hayes Logan 15, and Grace Avery, 14.

The divorce process that took several months was characterized by conflict of interest in the matter of child support. Baumgartner had requested for more child support claiming that the children are used to private jets and expensive holidays.

But the judge decided that Costner had to pay 63,209 USD a month in child support, which was slightly less than the half of what Baumgartner wanted.

Prenup Battle Resolved

Additional problems were also encountered by the couple in the areas of their marital support and premarital contract.

The divorce was finally signed in September 2023 and became official in February of the year 2023. It was only revealed that Baumgartner had to give Costner over $1 million in attorney fees for him to challenge the prenuptial agreement that they have signed.

To this now difficult period that has been the divorce, Costner has been quite open about the effects it has had on him. During the May interview with the GQ magazine, the ‘Bodyguard’ star opened up about the feeling of being ‘broken’ but at the same time He insisted on coming back to work as he is not free to quit any of the ongoing projects.

Despite the fact that my heart is here [on the ground] and despite the fact that I can be broken every day … I do have a certain level of accountability [towards these projects], he added. Yet, the personal problems do not seem to affect his career a lot since Costner goes on with his professional endeavors.

He made a notable appearance at the Cannes Film Festival with five of his children for the premiere of his new film, "Horizon: ”An American Saga”, that is an epidemic drama, where the actor gave the main roles to two of his sons.

At the same time, he does not close the door to new relationships after the rumors of romance with the singer Jewel. On the other hand, as for Baumgartner, she has already met another man, Josh Connor, and they are in a relationship; according to the rumors, he was once friends with Costner.

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