Kevin Costner Celebrates his 18th Anniversary with Skillful Wife Who Can Catch Fish with Her Bare Hands

Kevin Costner and his wife celebrate their 18th anniversary after breaking up just a year before their wedding.

Baumgartner once gave Costner an ultimatum, after which he returned to her.

Costner’s wife is skillful in different aspects of life, like catching fish with her bare hands.

The actor doesn’t want his wife and children to watch the fifth season of “Yellowstone.”

With a career spanning over three decades in Hollywood, American Actor, Director, and Musician Kevin Costner has featured in several iconic box office hits and won awards befitting for his roles. Similarly, his romantic life has also received almost as much attention as some of his goosebumps-inducing movies.

The Hollywood star is married to Christine Baumgartner, and today, September 21, 2022, the couple is celebrating 18 years of marital bliss.

Kevin Costner attends a dinner hosted by Finch & Partners for the launch of Paramount+ UK at Chiltern Firehouse on June 21, 2022 in London, England. | Source: Getty Images

The “Yellowstone” actor is usually private about his relationship with his beautiful wife, yet he has never hidden how lucky he feels to have Baumgartner by his side.

Costner also gives his social media followers a glimpse of him and his wife once in a while. In the past months, the movie star has flaunted snapshots of him and Baumgartner from their public events together.

In one of the photos, the couple posed on a red carpet at the 2022 Oscars. Baumgartner, a fashion designer and former model was clad in a stunning white and black strapless gown that featured a deep plunge, nipped-in waist, sparkling embellishment, and tulle train.

Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner arrive for the Premiere Of 20th Century Fox’s “The Art Of Racing In The Rain” held at El Capitan Theatre on August 1, 2019, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

By her side was Costner, looking dapper in a classic black tuxedo and bowtie. The couple put a loved-up display, wrapping their arms around each other’s waists and Baumgartner gazing adoringly at her husband.

A second post on Costner’s Instagram page showcased him and his wife’s looks for the 2022 Screen Actors Guild Awards. The former model donned a plunging, sparkling peach gown for the night out while her husband wore a standard black tuxedo. Baumgartner and Costner looked like the perfect couple as they sported lovely smiles. The actor added the caption:

Kevin Costner and wife Christine Baumgartner arrive at the World Premiere of Disney’s ‘McFarland, USA’ at the El Capitan Theatre on February 9, 2015, in Hollywood, California. | Source: Getty Images

Costner and Baumgartner have been married for almost two decades. However, the couple has known each other longer. They first crossed paths in the 1980s, but nothing came out of their first encounter. At the time, the musician was still married to his first wife, Cindy, while Baumgartner worked as a professional model.

But in 1994, Costner’s marriage ended, and he was open to love again. Five years later, he ran into Baumgartner at a restaurant, and this time, a romance would stem from their meeting.

Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner attend the World Premiere of “McFarland, USA” during Closing Night of the 30th Annual Santa Barbara International Film Festival at Arlington Theatre on February 7, 2015, in Santa Barbara, California. | Source: Getty Images

The actor and fashion designer began dating, and everything seemed to be going on smoothly for the next few years. However, in 2003, the couple split because they could not agree on having kids or not — Baumgartner yearned to be a mother while Costner did not want any more kids.

Despite breaking up, the former model desired a relationship with the actor. During a chat with Closer weekly, Costner confessed that Baumgartner gave him an ultimatum. In his words:

“She said, ‘I’m going to wait for you, but not long. When you come to your senses, come back to me. And I did.’”

Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner arrive at the AARP 14th Annual “Movies For Grownups” Awards Gala held at the Beverly Wilshire Four Seasons Hotel on February 2, 2015, in Beverly Hills, California. | Source: Getty Images

Later, the entertainment icon would reveal that the fear of being an ineffective father fueled his decision not to have any more kids. According to him:

“Fear kept me from marrying Christine… I was afraid I couldn’t be an effective father.”

However, at some point, Costner realized that letting his fears prevent him from having a happy life with his woman would not do him any good.

Kevin Costner and wife Christine Baumgartner attend TNT’s 21st Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards at The Shrine Auditorium on January 25, 2015, in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Getty Images

The musician explained: “I woke up and thought, ‘Am I going to lose a beautiful woman who is willing to be with me to my very last breath because I am afraid to say yes to a child?’”

Shortly after his realization, Costner and Baumgartner reunited. In 2004, the couple walked down the aisle in a ceremony on their Aspen, Colorado, property.

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