After painful divorce, Kevin Costner’s ex-wife, 49, has found a new man – and you might recognize him

Following the painful divorce which involved a nasty custody battle, actor Kevin Costner has moved on, but it seems that the same is true for his ex-wife of nearly 19 years, Christine Baumgartner.

According to the media, the Yellowstone star is dating singer Jewel.

The two were recently seen together at a tennis event on Richard Branson’s Necker Island for the Inspiring Children Foundation.

As per TMZ, the two took a plane to the Caribbean and spent nearly a week together.

An insider told the magazine, “There was definitely something going on,” confirming that the pair indeed vacationed in the Caribbean together.

Kevin Costner was recently ordered by a judge to pay his ex wife $129,000 a month temporarily. Credit / GVK / Bauer-Griffin / GC Images / Getty

Costner, however, had a hard time accept that his marriage was over. What’s most, people close to him claimed that when Baumgartner filed for divorce, citing “irreconcilable differences,” Costner was in complete shock. He was aware that his absence from home was affecting his relationship with his now-ex, but he always believed the two were getting alone well.

A representative for Costner released a statement reading: “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.

“We ask that his, Christine’s and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”

UNDATED: (FILE PHOTO) This undated handout image shows actor Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner posing. The couple annouced their engagement June 26, 2003. No date for the wedding has been announced. (Photo by Getty Images)

Baumgartner was seeking $161,000 a month in child support for their three children, Cayden Wyatt, 15, Hayes Logan, 14, and Grace Avery, 13.

In order to try and guarantee this income, Baumgartner went to court, but it was Costner who scored the victory, as per his fans, although the actor said there were ‘no winners’ in the bruising battle.

Namely, a judge in Santa Barbara slashed Baumgartner’s child support payments to $63,000 per month, which is less than half of the $129,000 she currently gets and considerably less than the $161,000 she asked for.

“You know, when you have a life that long with somebody, there is no winner…and it’s this big, crazy thing called life and how it unravels so quickly,” the actor told Fox News Digital. 

“One minute you feel like you’re on top of the world, and then you realize how, you know, how vulnerable you are,” he added.


Costner took the stand for a second time during the final hour of the hearing and explained how he feared that he would need to take on jobs he’s not comfortable with so that his now-ex wife be awarded an ‘inflated’ level of child support.

“I want to help but the thought of having things inflated to the point I can’t do what I want to do…,” he said, apologizing to his ex-wife. “Somehow in this unusual world, we didn’t make it and for that, I’m sorry.”

Months after the split, Baumgartner has been reported to be dating someone new. As per the Daily Mail, she’s seeing well-known financier Josh Connor after the two were spotted together as she was dropping him off at his home. Both of them live in Santa Barbara.

But this isn’t the first time these two to be linked together. They were seen together during a summer vacation to Hawaii last July, and Baumgartner was forced to answer a question about their relationship with one another while in her divorce court proceedings.

“No,” Baumgartner answered when asked where Connor was her boyfriend.

Baumgartner’s attorney confirmed that Connor had lent her $20,000 last summer when she was in the midst of distress relating to her divorce from Costner.

Connor is also divorced and shares three children with his ex-wife.

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