Through his deeds and emotions on the big screen, Kevin Costner has consistently won over our hearts. Some people would even claim that Costner is the “king” of Hollywood romance because he has starred in so many wonderful love stories.
Costner did not have much success finding love in real life, despite his frequent position as the king of love on television and film. The actor spent many years trying and failing in romances till, at the age of 49, he eventually discovered love and hasn’t looked back since.
Even though Costner has been a household name for many years, he had a difficult upbringing. Costner, the youngest of three sons, was born in Lynwood, California, on January 18, 1955. Sadly, his middle brother did not live very long and died while giving birth.
Due to his father’s employment as an electrician, Costner frequently moved during his teenage years while growing up in Compton, California. The family also resided in Ventura, Visalia, and Orange County in addition to Lynwood and Compton. Costner attended California State University, Fullerton after graduating from Villa Park High School. He first caught the acting bug while he was in college.
The famous actor made his cinematic debut in 1981 with “Sizzle Beach, U.S.A.,” and went on to star in a number of well-known movies, including “The Untouchables,” “Field of Dreams,” “The Bodyguard,” “The Guardian,” and “Hidden Figures.” Costner wed Cindy Silva, his first wife, in 1978; they were divorced in 1994 and had three children together. Years later, in 2004, Costner wed Christine Baumgartner, the love of his life, and they have been together ever since.
After being divorced in 1994, the celebrity admitted that things were difficult for him. “My faith was compromised. Everyone hopes their marriage would last, but it didn’t. Your time spent with your children, whom you love the most, will be cut in half. That’s a significant loss, he said.
Baumgartner and Costner started dating in 2000, and their relationship lasted for over two years until they broke up. Costner revealed that Baumgartner had said they might reunite in the future during an interview with Parade in 2012. “I’m going to wait for you, but not for long, she remarked. Come return to me when you have a change of heart. I did,” he admitted.
The celebrity, who has been married for almost two decades, acknowledged that his fear prevented him from making a commitment to his wife. I was afraid to wed Christine, so I didn’t. I was worried that I wouldn’t be a good father even though she wanted to have a child. The star actor went on to add he didn’t want to lose the love of his life. When I first opened my eyes, I wondered, “Am I going to lose a beautiful woman who is eager to be by my side till the very end because I am frightened to say yes to a child? All it took was that. Sometimes you find that the thing that scares you the most will really save your life.
The couple reconciled quickly after splitting up, and on September 25, 2004, they were wed in Aspen, Colorado.
The pair has been happily married for 18 years and has their own three children. Finding his real love took Costner years, but now that he has, he is determined never to let her go. His formula for a happy marriage? Costner said to Parade, “Maybe it’s the ability to say you’re sorry,” adding, “I know that sounds so simple,” but as many relationship experts and couples all over the world know, frequently, saying sorry is the hardest chore.
In a 2020 interview, the contented husband said that his marriage is a top concern. In terms of what we do for one another and how we interact with our family, our partnership has really come into focus, he said. Costner remarked that “our house is like a river: You just have to get into the flow of it.” And whatever you anticipated it to be, it might still be possible, he continued, “but it’s going to have to fit with what the day delivers.”
Being a well-known actor, Costner revealed that he enjoys both his career and being a father. “Movies have always held a special enchantment for me. In movies, you get to play heroes, but there are also times when you get to be a dad and go home, he said. The actor and father continued, “I have played two roles in my life, one I am paid to do, which is acting in movies, and the other one is being a father, for which I’ll be rewarded my entire life.