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.
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.
Who Is Christine Baumgartner?
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.
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.
What About Those Bags?
Of all of the businesses that Christine could start, why did she decide on handbags? She said her business was not started because of her love for accessories but because she “was missing something” when it came to her experience as a consumer.
Christine said when she looked for a laptop bag, she could not find one that was functional and stylish, so she decided to design them herself.