Love Renewed: Kevin Costner’s Former Spouse, 49, Embraces a Fresh Relationship After Divorce

Not too long ago, Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s marriage seemed unbreakable. However, after a tumultuous split marked by a protracted legal battle and public exchanges, the couple has moved on separately.

In May of last year (2023), reports surfaced that Costner was blindsided by Baumgartner filing for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences” after 18 years of marriage. A representative for Costner released a statement expressing sadness over the circumstances and requested privacy for the family.

The divorce proceedings took a bitter turn, with Baumgartner being forced out of the family home per a prenuptial agreement, and Costner ordered to pay $63,209 per month in child support for their three children. Despite the challenges in 2023, rumors about Costner’s romantic involvement with singer Jewel emerged, with reports of a Caribbean getaway where they appeared flirty and happy together.

Now, Costner’s ex-wife, Baumgartner, is also sparking speculation about a new romance. The Daily Mail suggests she may be involved with well-known financier Josh Connor, with photos showing her dropping him off at his home in Santa Barbara. This isn’t the first time they’ve been linked; after a vacation in Hawaii last July, Baumgartner denied a romantic relationship during divorce proceedings. However, the Mail reports they took another trip to Hawaii in December, and it’s confirmed that Connor lent Baumgartner $20,000 during her divorce distress.

Connor, divorced since January 2023, has three children with his ex-wife. The saga continues, leaving both Costner and Baumgartner the subject of romantic speculation as they navigate post-divorce life.