Kevin Costner has split from his wife, Christine Costner, The longtime couple, who have been married for 18 years, have broken up and she filed for divorce from the Yellowstone actor, TMZ has revealed.
No details have been revealed about what led to the split, however, the outlet adds that Christine cited “irreconcilable differences.”
“It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to participate in a dissolution of marriage action,” Kevin‘s rep shared in a statement. “We ask that his, Christine’s, and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”
Christine and Kevin share three kids: Cayden, 15, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 12.
The couple both filed to get joint custody of their children. However, Christine did not request spousal support even though there is a pre-nuptial agreement between her and Kevin.
Kevin was previously married to Cindy Costner, and he shares 3 children with her. He also has two older children from a prior relationship.
The Reason Kevin Costner Divorce
Quoted from E Online, Christine cited “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split in her filing, while Kevin’s noted that there is a prenuptial agreement in place.
Kevin first met Christine while golfing in the early ’90s but the two didn’t start dating until 1998, after reconnecting at a restaurant, according to People. “We exchanged numbers, and I told her that…did she mind if I called her in two weeks,” Kevin recalled to the publication in 2003. “I did not realize that was like an insult to a woman.”
In 2004, the two tied the knot at the actor’s Colorado ranch in front of family and friends, including Tim Allen and Kevin’s Dances with Wolves co-star Mary McDonnell.
Kevin Costner Acting Career
Some actors are so versatile that they have easily navigated comedies and dramas throughout their careers. But for Kevin Costner, his movies have taken on a life of their own through several genres over more than four decades. An entertainment industry veteran, Costner has taken time to hone his directing skills and on-screen persona in Academy Award-winning films, parlaying his success into a lengthy stay on television in Yellowstone.
68-year-old Kevin Costner has taken his background in playing youth baseball in California to a successful career full of transportive movies. Known for his good looks and charm on screen, Costner has starred in several outstanding blockbusters, critically acclaimed Westerns, historical dramas, and romantic comedies.
His work in front of and behind the camera has helped to establish Costner as a prominent figure in Hollywood alongside stars like Whitney Houston, Robert De Niro, Sean Connery, and Susan Sarandon.
Dances With Wolves (1990) Is Kevin Costner’s Best Movie
According to Roger Erbert, It’s not easy making one of the greatest Westerns of the past three decades, but Kevin Costner’s feature directorial debut is somehow just that and more. Considered the best of Kevin Costner’s movies, Dances with Wolves is a film adaptation of Michael Blake’s novel of the same name.
Costner stars as John J. Dunbar, a Union Army Lieutenant stationed at a remote outpost on the Western frontier during the Civil War. Dunbar befriends a Sioux tribe, and after learning their language and customs, he is given the name “Dances with Wolves,” becoming fully integrated into their community. Dunbar’s relationship with the tribe and its people is challenged when the U.S. Army arrives and threatens to relocate the Sioux to a reservation.
Dances with Wolves explores cultural differences, identity, and the clash of civilizations. It showcases the beauty and diversity of Native American culture while also addressing the brutality and discrimination they faced from white settlers and the government.
The film was a critical and commercial success, winning seven Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Director for Kevin Costner. Costarring Mary McDonnell, Graham Greene, and Rodney Grant, the movie grossed over $424 million against a budget of $22 million. Dances with Wolves is now famous for its stunning cinematography, Costner’s powerful performance, and authentic portrayal of Native American culture.
Largely due to the movie’s performance at the box office, there have been persistent rumors of a sequel in the works to Dances with Wolves. However, confirms that Kevin Costner has no intention of making a sequel to any of his movies, so this is unlikely.