Christine Baumgartner is famous for being the wife of the American actor, Kevin Costner.
Born on March 4, 1974, she completed her Business degree from California State University. She then went on to become a handbag designer and model.
Here’s more about her!
Wife of Kevin Costner
The 47-year-old Christine Baumgartner is in a marital relationship with Kevin Costner. She is his second wife. They shared their vows in 2004 after being in an on-and-off relationship for a few years.
While talking about their love life, the couple first started dating in late 1999, and broke up in 2002, for a short period as Christine wanted kids and Kevin didn’t want them.
While talking with Closer Weekly, Kevin revealed,
Fear kept me from marrying Christine. [She] wanted a child, but I was afraid I couldn’t be an effective father.
Following their breakup, Kevin realized how much he loved Christine.
I woke up and thought, ‘Am I going to lose a beautiful woman who is willing to be with me to my very last breath because I am afraid to say yes to a child? That’s all it took. Sometimes you learn the thing you’re most afraid of will save your life.
In 2003, they reconciled and got engaged. The following year, they married at his palatial ranch outside Aspen, Colorado.
Mother of Seven
Christine and her husband share three kids together. They are Cayden Wyatt (b. May 2007), Hayes Logan (February 2009), and Grace Avery Costner (b. June 3, 2010).
She is also the stepmother to four children from her husband’s previous relationships. Her husband was previously married to Cindy Silva from 1978 to 1994 and they welcomed three kids: Joe, Annie, and Lily Costner.
Her husband was in a brief relationship with Bridget Rooney and had a son name, Liam Costner.
Career as a Handbag Designer
Christine Baumgartner started her career as a handbag designer by accident. While talking about it, she told Denver Post,
I didn’t start because I loved handbags; I started because I was missing something. I use a computer quite a bit and travel a lot. I looked for a computer bag, and they functioned, but I didn’t find anything that was right for me. When I came up with some samples, I showed them to Kevin, and he said they were beautiful and amazing. He told me I should take it to the next step and he’d help me.
She launched her company, Cat (an acronym for Christine and Tamara) along with her friend, Tamara Muro. As of now, the company is run by Baumgartner and a few employees. Her Cat Bag Couture (CBC) label features stylish laptop cases.
What’s Her Net Worth?
Working as a handbag designer since 2004, there’s no doubt she is earning a decent amount. However, her actual net worth is missing. Meanwhile, she shares an estimated $250 million net worth with her husband Kevin Costner.
Kevin has a $28.5 million 17-acre land in Carpinteria. He also has another 10-acre property in the same location. They tried the sell it for $60 million in 2017 but dropped the price to $49 million before taking it off the market.
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