Christine Baumgartner, the estranged wife of ‘Yellowstone’ star Kevin Costner, was pictured without her wedding band after filing for divorce after 18 years of marriage. Baumgartner and Costner split about a month ago, according to court documents, but their divorce suit was only filed this week.

The couple’s divorce was announced on May 2nd. Cayden, 15, Logan, 14, and Grace, 12, are Costner and Baumgartner’s three children. During his divorce from his first wife, Cindy Silva, the actor had to pay a whopping $80 million in settlement. Baumgartner may not get much, however, because the ‘Yellowstone’ star has a prenuptial agreement in place this time.

The estranged couple separated one month ago.

According to Us Weekly, the handbag designer, 49, has listed April 11 as the date of separation in court paperwork. Baumgartner filed for divorce in California on Monday, May 1, citing “irreconcilable differences” as the reason for the split. Costner, 68, responded a day later, giving the same reason for the divorce.

In a statement to TMZ, a representative for Costner said, “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,” adding, “We ask that his, Christine Baumgartner’s and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”

Costner and Baumgartner originally met while playing golf in the early 1990s. Following his divorce from Silva and breakup with Pittsburgh Steelers heiress Bridget Rooney, the ‘Waterworld’ star reconnected with Baumgartner in 1999. In 2004, they married.

Christine Baumgartner

According to a RadarOnline report from 2022, Christine Baumgartner reportedly pressured Costner to leave the Paramount+ series after Season 5 because she was tired of his demanding filming schedule. Sources said, “It’s really knocked a hole in their family life. The show is such a mega-hit, producers want it to go on forever! However, Christine Christine Baumgartner wants her husband to hang up his cowboy hat.”

Christine Baumgartner ditches her wedding band.

According to the Daily Mail, Christine Baumgartner was photographed without her wedding ring on Wednesday, May 3. She was seen leaving her car in Los Angeles while dressed casually in a denim jacket, a tan sweater, and white pants.

Despite previous charges of adultery, Costner’s spokeswoman maintained that he was faithful to Christine Baumgartner during their marriage. It has also been rumored that he will not return to ‘Yellowstone’ once Part 1 of Season 5 airs, leaving the fate of Part 2 up in the air. According to the Daily Mail, showrunner Taylor Sheridan had a “god complex,” which caused conflict with Costner and led to his surprise resignation.

Kevin Costner’s ironclad prenup

Christine Baumgartner, according to reports, is not seeking spousal support for the children. The family’s primary residence was in Ventura, California, which is approximately 30 miles south of Santa Barbara. Costner also has a 160-acre residence in Aspen, where he married Baumgartner in 2004. Costner also owns a number of additional properties, including condos in Los Angeles, according to property records, as reported by MEAWW.

CelebrityNetWorth estimates Costner’s net worth to be around $250 million. According to rumors, he was paid $1.5 million per episode of ‘Yellowstone’ in 2022, making him the highest-paid TV actor. Costner quickly became one of Hollywood’s highest-paid performers when he was paid $14 million for his role in ‘Waterworld’ in the 1990s.

Christine Baumgartner

Costner also owns Ocean Therapy Solutions, a company that works with other businesses to clean up the environment. In January, it was revealed that Costner was charging $36,000 per night to stay at his Aspen residence.

Christine Baumgartner