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.
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.
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.
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.
Cat Bag Couture
Christine originally started her business with her friend Tamara Muro, but she later had to leave the business for family obligations. She then began running the business, Cat Bag Couture, with a handful of other employees. Her most popular bags are her laptop bags which are designed to be fashionable and functional.
They feature metallic leather and faux fur but are also made with features similar to any laptop bag. She has sold her bags online and in boutique stores such as Hidden Jewel in Aspen, Colorado.