• Christine Baumgartner is a businesswoman, handbag designer and former model, most widely known as the wife of Kevin Costner.
• She has a net worth of over $1 million and likely benefits from Costner's estimated net worth of over $250 million.
• She studied Business at California State University and then became a model before starting her own handbag design business.
• She and Costner married in 2004 and have three children together.
• They prefer to avoid large crowds on dates like Valentine's Day.



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SpouseKevin Costner
FactDaughter-in-law of Bill Costner and Sharon Costner.

Who is Christine Baumgartner?

Christine Baumgartner was born on 4 March 1974, in California, USA. She’s a businesswoman, handbag designer, and former model, but probably best known for being the now ex-wife of award-winning actor Kevin Costner. Her ex-husband has been in critically acclaimed projects such as ‘Molly’s Game”, “Dances with Wolves”, and “Field of Dreams”.

The Net Worth of Christine Baumgartner

Christine Baumgartner’s specific net worth remains undisclosed, but is over $10 million, as she earns significant income through her business, plus benefited from the wealth of her husband as well as the divorce settlement, yet to be resolved, with Costner having a net worth estimated to be over $250 million.

Early Life, Education, and Career

Christine grew up in California, and at a young age was inclined to pursue both business and modeling. After matriculating from high school, she enrolled at California State University, taking up a course in business. The university is the largest public university system in the US and has been operational since 1960.

After completing her degree she became a model, and though she had a bit of success, she struggled somewhat during her late 20s; she needed to take another career path out of necessity, and began venturing towards fashion design. She realized that handbags in the market weren’t functional enough for her, so she started creating designs that incorporated handbags which could be made into laptop carriers. This impressed Costner, who helped her gain business connections through a friend named Tamara Muro.

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner

The two started a business called Cat Bag Couture (CBC), and her husband’s fame helped bring more attention to the brand. Soon they were supported by celebrities, and she made guest appearances on television as a result.

Husband – Kevin Costner

Kevin also spent most of his youth in California, and unlike most actors, only discovered acting during his final year in college. He took his acting classes in secret, before he received the support of actor Richard Burton. He worked as a marketer in the meantime, while looking for any opportunities via auditions. He made his acting debut in “Sizzle Beach, USA” In 1981, which led to more projects.

He made his breakthrough in the 1987 film “The Untouchables”, in which he portrayed the real life character Eliot Ness. This led to a string of popular films, including “No Way Out” and “Bull Durham”. In 1990, he received critical acclaim for his performance in “Dances with Wolves”, which is an adaptation of the book of the same name by Michael Blake,, which follows the story of a military man traveling the American frontier. It was the highest-grossing film of 1990, and he won two Academy Awards in the process.

Kevin Costner – Recent Career

After working on films such as “The Bodyguard” and “Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves”, Costner produced the film “Waterworld”, in which he also starred. The film was considered one of the most expensive of its time, but proved unsuccessful, as it made little at the box office, a far cry from expectations. Trying to recover from this disappointment, he worked on another film entitled “The Postman”, but that didn’t do well at the box office either.

He continued making films in the meantime, most of which did not attract the same attention as his earlier projects. Some of his work during this period included “For Love of the Game”, “3000 Miles to Graceland”, and “3 Days to Kill”. In recent years, he found his stride once more, gaining attention for supporting roles. One of his most popular projects during this period was “Molly’s Game”, a biographical film which follows the story of Molly Bloom, who ran a poker empire which hosted the most prominent celebrities.

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He also did work on television, gaining acclaim for his performance in “Hatfield & McCoys” for which he won a Primetime Emmy Award. Some of his recent projects include the TV show “Yellowstone”, and the film “The Art of Racing in the Rain”.

Personal Life

Baumgartner met Costner on a golf course during the 1980s. At the time, he was still married to his first wife Cindy Silva, which lasted for 16 years and three children. Following his divorce, he started dating other high profile women, including Birgit Cunningham and Elle Macpherson. He also had a child during his relationship with Bridget Rooney.

In the late 1990s, Baumgartner encountered the actor once more in a restaurant, and the two began dating shortly afterwards. ADuring the next years, they had a falling out due to Kevin’s hesitation towards having any more children. The two eventually reconciled, and became engaged in 2003, leading to marriage the following year, held at his ranch located outside Aspen, Colorado. The wedding had a vintage theme with close friends and family in attendance, including several actors.

They have three children together, despite Costner’s continued concern about being able to live through his younger children’s growing-up. He has admitted that he is closer to his daughters.

However, Christine filed for divorce in May 2023, citing ‘irreconcilable differences’, which was finalised in February 2024. She’s now in a relationship with banker Josh Connor.

 

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General Info

Full NameChristine Baumgartner
ProfessionModel, Designer

Family

SpouseKevin Costner
ChildrenHayes Logan Costner, Grace Avery Costner, Cayden Wyatt Costner
ParentsJim Baumgartner

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