Kevin Costner's Ex-wife Seemingly Confirms Romance with Mutual Friend - Latest Global News

Kevin Costner’s Ex-wife Seemingly Confirms Romance with Mutual Friend

Kevin CostnerChristine Baumgartner, the actor’s ex-wife, appears to have separated from Josh Connor’s ex-wife.

Baumgartner, 50, was photographed hand-in-hand with Connor, a financier, during a romantic stroll in Santa Barbara, California. The couple appeared relaxed and loving, and Baumgartner couldn’t contain her joy as they wrapped their arms around each other.

The sighting occurred just a few days later Costner opened up about the turbulent situation surrounding his popular TV series, Yellowstone, in which he plays a leading role. He described the hiatus and delay in filming as a result of internal conflicts, including alleged disagreements between himself and series creator Taylor Sheridan.

Christine Baumgartner, Josh ConnorNORTH SUNSET / BACK BAR

Costner, 69, and Baumgartner have finalized their divorce Earlier this year after 18 years of marriage and three children together. However, the aftermath of their separation was marked by legal disputes, particularly over child support and financial arrangements.

Christine Baumgartner, Josh ConnorNORTH SUNSET / BACK BAR

Costner and Baumgartner’s personal lives were at stake throughout the divorce proceedings came into focus, especially during their court appearances regarding child support arrangements. Baumgartner’s emotional statement shed light on the financial stresses she reportedly faced after the divorce, including concerns about housing and supporting her family.

The complexity of their legal disputes was made even clearer by conflicting accounts and accusations from both sides. Costner has vehemently rejected the allegations of withholding child support, insist that its proposed payments adequately meet the needs of their children.

Last AugustBaumgartner appeared in a Santa Barbara County courtroom and testified that the former couple’s mutual friend, Connor, was not her boyfriend. Although Costner never mentioned Connor by name legal documents he submittedthe actor hinted when he claimed that “her boyfriend recently gave her $20,000.”

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While he was emotional at times on the witness stand during a hearing to decide what Costner should pay Child benefit Baumgartner was for her three children asked about her and Connor’s July vacation to Hawaii. She was also asked if Connor was her boyfriend and answered in the affirmative, “No.”

However, Baumgartner admitted – while wiping tears from his eyes – that Connor had given her $20,000. Baumgartner also testified that she gave her mother half. When asked why she was emotional, Baumgartner shared that she was worried about her mother’s well-being. She also stated that Costner gave her mother $5,000 a month during the marriage, which she said her mother no longer receives.

In a legal document obtained by ET in FebruaryThe Notice of Judgment regarding the dissolution of the former couple’s marriage was officially filed on February 20. The document noted that the ruling was made on February 16, the first day the couple became legally single again. Costner and Baumgartner signed a prenuptial agreement that put an end to their months-long divorce saga.

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Costner and Baumgartner’s divorce was finalized five months later They settled their divorce.

“Kevin and Christine Costner have reached an amicable and amicable resolution of all issues related to their divorce proceedings,” a rep for the actor told ET in a joint statement from the duo in September.

Both Costner and Baumgartner have reportedly moved on. The bodyguard Actor has been linked to singer Jewelwhile Baumgartner was apparently with her former neighborConnor.

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