Kevin Costner’s Divorce Fallout: Rumored Yellowstone Fling Creates Stir


Christine Baumgartner filed for divorce from Kevin Costner after 18 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.” The split was described as contentious, and Costner’s representatives mentioned it was due to circumstances beyond his control, implying that the divorce wasn’t initiated by him.

There were allegations and rumors suggesting that Costner had been unfaithful to Baumgartner. Baumgartner’s lawyers reportedly requested documents related to any extramarital relationships or associated expenses. Despite Costner’s denial of infidelity, rumors emerged that he had impregnated a co-worker from “Yellowstone.” However, those close to Costner dismissed these claims as untrue.

The speculation intensified as Costner announced his departure from “Yellowstone” after its fifth season due to reported disagreements with the showrunner, Taylor Sheridan, regarding schedules and creative differences. Fans speculated that the reason behind Costner’s exit could have been his involvement in a pregnancy rumor.


The challenges of filming “Yellowstone,” which led to prolonged separations from his family, reportedly played a role in Baumgartner’s decision to end their marriage. Costner’s commitment to the show and its filming schedule allegedly strained his relationship with Baumgartner.

Amid the divorce drama, there were allegations of potential extramarital affairs on Baumgartner’s part, including rumors linking her to a former tenant, Daniel Starr, which he denied.