His wife’s divorce request left him stunned. Kevin Costner’s reaction is agonizing.

Kevin Costner, the Oscar-winning actor, and star of the famous series Yellowstone, was taken aback and surprised when his wife, Christine Baumgartner, filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage.

This shocking event became public knowledge when Baumgartner officially filed for divorce, citing the common cause of “irreconcilable differences.”

Costner’s representative stated, “Regrettably, circumstances beyond Mr. Costner’s control have arisen, necessitating his involvement in a marital dissolution process.”

As they go through this challenging time, the statement added, “We kindly request that the privacy of Kevin, Christine, and their children be respected.” The pair married in 2004 and have three children: Grace (age 12), Cayden (age 15), and Hayes (age 14).

According to reports, Costner and Baumgartner are seeking joint custody of their children in the case of a divorce. Notably, their most recent public appearance was documented in a photograph shot in March, and there were no signs of any tensions between them at the time.

The news of Costner and Baumgartner’s probable divorce startled their fans and caught the actor off guard. According to sources, Kevin Costner was unaware of his wife’s desire to leave their nearly two-decade marriage.

Costner loves his wife and children, which explains his dissatisfaction with the current situation. According to a close acquaintance of Costner’s, “Kevin was completely taken aback by Christine’s decision. He does not want a divorce and would welcome her return.”

According to reports, Costner, now 68 years old and leading a hectic schedule, has been away from home for extended periods due to his involvement in filming the well-acclaimed Western series Yellowstone in the vast vistas of Montana. There has been speculation that their relationship has suffered due to their protracted absence.

Notably, in 1994, Costner went through a highly publicized divorce from his first wife, Cindy Costner, which resulted in an $80 million settlement amid a flurry of infidelity charges. According to insiders, adultery is not part of the current situation.

A close friend of Costner vehemently rejected any rumors of marital infidelity, declaring unequivocally, “There was no infidelity issue whatsoever.” Furthermore, a spokeswoman for Costner adamantly refuted any charges of adultery, calling them “completely false.”

“It’s unclear whether Kevin is even aware of the reasons behind the divorce,” Costner’s friend remarked. “No one had any inkling of any underlying problems,” said another source engaged in the production of Yellowstone.

“He wasn’t isolated on set and visited his family frequently.” According to reports, Baumgartner’s divorce petition did not contain a request for wedding maintenance, likely due to a prenuptial agreement designed to protect Costner’s large fortune, around $250 million.

“Kevin is currently immersed in his work, and the entire situation is deeply upsetting,” said a reporter.

The separation process is complicated for all parties involved, and our thoughts and prayers are with Kevin and Christine during this difficult time.

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