5 May – After 19 years of a happy marriage, it was revealed that Kevin Costner's wife, Christine Baumgartner has filed for divorce from the actor.
The news was announced by Costner's rep, saying, "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," the rep added.
The statement itself seemed to hint that Costner didn't choose to separate, as was revealed by a source.
Costner married Baumgartner back in September 2004 after six years of relationship and have three children together. The actor has always sung praises for his wife, with his most recent interview revealing that Baumgartner helps a lot with taking care of the family.
"The house is prettier because of her. Everything is warmer because of her. There are these little things that she does and I think it's the power of love, but that she makes her home that way," he said.
Prior to Baumgartner, Costner was married to Cindy Silva for 16 years.