Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s Split: A Look Back

It feels like just yesterday when Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s marriage seemed unbreakable. However, after a tumultuous split filled with court battles and public feuds, the couple has moved on with their lives. Last month, we reported that Costner might have found love again, and it seems that Baumgartner is not one to be left behind in the romance department.

According to reports, Baumgartner blindsided Costner by filing for divorce in May of last year (2023), citing “irreconcilable differences.” The couple had been married for 18 years. A representative for Costner released a statement expressing their sadness and asking for privacy during this difficult time.

The aftermath of Baumgartner’s filing was a bitter feud between her and Costner. According to a prenuptial agreement, Baumgartner was forced to leave the family home, and Costner was ordered to pay $63,209 per month in child support for their three children.

2023 was undoubtedly a year that both Kevin and Christine would like to put behind them. However, amidst the turmoil, there were some positive developments in their love lives, according to certain media outlets. TMZ reported that Costner had a romance with US singer Jewel late last year. Witnesses claimed that they were flirty and had a special spark when they were together.

Coincidentally, Baumgartner now finds herself in the midst of similar speculation. The Daily Mail suggests that she may have a new flame in her life. Months after her divorce from Costner was finalized, Baumgartner has been spotted with well-known financier Josh Connor, whom she shares a residence within Santa Barbara.

The Daily Mail published several photos, including one where Baumgartner, a fashion designer, appeared to be dropping Connor off at his home. Interestingly, this is not the first time Baumgartner and Connor have been linked. They were sighted during a summer vacation to Hawaii, during which Baumgartner denied any romantic involvement. However, the Mail claims that they took a second trip to Hawaii in December, raising questions about their relationship.

Baumgartner’s attorney also confirmed that Connor had lent her $20,000 during her divorce from Costner as she was going through a difficult time. Connor himself has been divorced since January 2023 and has three children from his previous marriage.

While the past year has undoubtedly been challenging for both Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner, it seems that they are navigating their way through the ups and downs of life after their split. Only time will tell where their respective love lives will lead them, but for now, they continue to move forward.