She seems to be the woman who tamed the beast, but there’s a lot more to this lucky lady than meets the eye. Aside from being the woman who took one of Hollywood’s most eligible bachelor’s into phase two of family life at the not-so-young age of 49 years old, she’s led an interesting life.
Christine Baumgartner has had a busy life of her own. These days she’s a mother of three, a thriving businesswoman, and of course, the second wife of this Hollywood hunk (yeah, he’s still a hunk.) Let’s find out more.
A Fulfilling Life
Making movies has been very fulfilling for Costner, but fatherhood is a close second. In his words, “Movies are magic, and they’ve always been magic to me. You get to play heroes in the movies, but there’s a moment in time where you’re just a father and you get to go home. "
Costner added, "I have played two roles in my life, one I get paid to do, which is the movies, and the other one is being a father, for which I’ll be rewarded my whole life.”
Love and Family
The man who had a tumultuous marriage and bumpy midlife experience said, “I have never wanted to be afraid in my life, but after my divorce, I was. The pain of that experience had been so strong that I never wanted to go through it ever again.” But the experience taught him a new lesson.
“Sometimes, you learn the thing you’re most afraid of will save your life,” Costner mused. And with almost two decades together and three wonderful children alongside his drop-dead gorgeous wife, things are good. She definitely saved his life and is proud to have such a loving and committed man.
A Busy Woman
Though she was first a model and then a handbag designer, Christine has also made a handful of tv appearances on shows like "Entertainment Tonight," "Inside Edition," "Biography and E!" and "Live from the Red Carpet".
She may have never imagined having a life somewhat in the spotlight, but Christine was willing to give up a private life for the man she loved.
Beauty and Brains
Christine Baumgartner wasn’t just another beautiful model when Kevin Costner met her, she also had a Business degree from the University of California-Fullerton. It’s this Business degree that lent itself to helping her start her handbag business with her friend Tamara Muro.
Her degree combined with her starting a business shows that Christine is a woman with goals.