As an actor, Kevin Costner has won every important award there is to win, including the Academy Awards, Golden Globes Awards, and the Primetime Emmy Awards, among others. He has continued to remain very relevant as an actor, producer, director and producer. According to him, the most important reason he has always worked hard is because of his wife, Christine Baumgartner who he wants to keep away from competitors.
On her own Baumgartner is an American who first gained fame from her modeling career. However, her real fame came after her marriage to the multitalented actor and singer, Kevin Costner, whom she has been with since 2014.
Christine Baumgartner’s Bio, Age
The beautiful model and handbag designer was born Christine Anne Baumgartner on March 4, 1974, in California, United States. While there is no available information as regards who her mother is, her father is known as Jim Baumgartner.
There is no information on her childhood and siblings available in the public domain. She got her education from the California State University Fullerton from where she studied and obtained a degree in business.
Since she was a little girl, she has always been interested in fashion and beauty and so, after she was through with her education, she decided on having a career therein. At first, she started out as a model but later decided to expand and branch into fashion designing. According to her, she felt the need to start her own bag company after she was unable to get a bag that was good enough for her. More so, she realized that there were no available laptop bags that met her fashion needs.
Christine Baumgartner went on to produce her own samples which she showed Kevin Costner who was at the time, her boyfriend. He was encouraged by the designs and offered her the encouragement to continue with it. By 2004, she was already in business after teaming up with her friend, Tamara Muro. At first, the brand was known as Cat Bag Couture which stood for Christine and Tamara Bag Couture. However, Tamara would step out of the business due to family obligations and that led to the brand changing to CBC which was drawn from Christine Baumgartner Costner.
Christine Baumgartner is a very hardworking woman who apart from just being the wife of her famous actor husband is also a fashion designer and a model. From that, she has been able to build a respectable fortune for herself, although her actual net worth still remains unknown.
That said, her husband, on the other hand, has a massive net worth that has been estimated at $250 million. Kevin Costner has been able to build his fortune of a quarter a billion dollars from his acting career, as well as his other engagements including as a musician.
There is no information on the birth family of the model, but as said, her father is Jim Baumgartner.
In 2004, she started her own family after she got married to her husband, Kevin Costner. The first time the two met was as far back as the late 1980s at a golf course. Costner, at the time, was still with his first wife, Cindy Silver. In 1994, his marriage to Silva hit the rocks and in 1998, his path with Christine crossed again when they met at a restaurant and soon afterwards, they began dating, even though there is a 20-year age difference between them.
In 2003, they decided to take things further by getting engaged and then the next year, they tied the knot. Their union has been blessed with three children; Cayden Wyatt Costner who was born in 2007, Hayes Logan Costner in 2009 and then Grace Avery Costner who was born in 2010.
Other Facts About Christine Baumgartner
1. In 2002, the model and Costner temporarily ended their relationship because according to their friends, Christine was interested in having children but Costner was not because as he would later reveal, he was afraid he might not be alive to raise them considering his age.
2. While the three kids she has are her only children, her husband has a total of six children. Three are from his previous marriage to Cindy Silver.
3. She is a beautiful woman who has also been blessed with a good height and body build. She stands at 5 feet 10 inches tall.