Kevin Costner’s love life has been through it all. The American actor who earned his fame after the release of the film “Dances With Wolves” has dealt in his lifetime with falling in love, heartbreak, infidelity, divorce, and deception. However recently it seems like the star actor has found the woman who has changed his troubling yet romantic ways. He embraced being single and the life it brought him, but he also struggled to be faithful to his romantic partners. Today Costner is somewhat of an ultimate family man with a wife who loves him and several children. But things were not always ike this as Costner went on a journey getting to where he is today.
Savoring The Single Days
Costner has had a wild ride with his romantic life. Relationships have come and gone, and each has affected him differently. He went through a divorce just as his career took off with Dances With Wolves. He later went on to spend years looking for that one special someone for him.
During the 90’s Costner was enjoying the single life, he dated girl after girl with no breaks in between. This earned him a reputation as an A-list womanizer. Looking at things today, it seems the star from Hollywood has changed his romantic ways. Has he settled down after all these years?
A One-Woman Man
Kevin Costner’s unpredictable lifestyle is what has led him to be the main subject of many tabloid headlines. His wild ways fueled many Hollywood rumors. He has never been shy about coming forward for his wrongdoings, but he has ket quiet certain aspects of his personal life.
It can be be hard to believe considering the reputation, but before the fame, Costner was married to one woman who captured his heart. She was his college sweetheart. As his fame grew and temptations of stardom came into his life there were some he couldn’t resist…
Costner’s First Love
Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva met while at college at California State Univeristy in Fullerton, California. In an interview in 1989, Costner spoke very higly of the first time he met Cindy. “She was beautiful, and she was sweet, she was smarter than me.”
“She represented everything about women that I like.” Costner ended up marryign Cindy in 1978. Years passed, and the newlyweds were happy being together. They even had children together, three to be exact- Lily, Annie, and Joe. But this relationship wouldn’t stay like this for long.
Calling It Quits
Cindy Silva had worked with Costner on his acclaimed film Dances with Wolves, but at the time the rumor mill was spinning. There were rumors about Costner being unfaithful. The couple tried to stay strong and keep their marriage from falling apart, but they eventually called it quits.
1994 was the year they announced their divorce after 16 years of marriage. They put out a statement together about their relationship. “After 16 years together, we are ending our marriage. We have amicably resolved all issues regarding our children and financial affairs and a full marital settlement has been reached.”
A Lone Wolf
Fans of Costner were shocked to hear about the broken marriage and that it was over, but to coworkers and people who knew them closely this divorce was no surprise. It was expected and understood.
“I have a big thirst. A big taste for things…. I hate the fact that I’ve lived by somebody else’s rules and I’ve somehow missed out on something,” said Costner in an interview in 1987 that could have hinted and his marriage with Cindy. Things didn’t sound so sweet and rosy.
Temptations All Around
Fame comes at a price for many celebrities. Just before Costner and his wife told the world, they were divorcing he said in an interview that there were too many strong temptations in Hollywood and “there’s a hungry world out there waiting for you to fall.”
“So you can’t even dabble without paying a huge price. I try to conduct my life with a certain amount of dignity and discretion—but marriage is hard hard work.” From this point on, Costner’s love life would only be more complicated as time went on.
Scandals & Secrets
After the divorce Costner was known to have a brief romance with Bridget Rooney. Rooney is a businesswoman who’s family owns and operates the NFL team and franchise the Pittsburgh Steelers. She also made a movie in 2011, “Zombie Or Not Zombie.”
This relationship was kept a secret from 1995 to 1996. Costner preferred to keep this affair with Rooney away from the media as it could ensure a scandal, but it would surface and change all of his plans.
Bridget’s Secrets Out In The Open
This relationship would be known to all as in 1996 Bridget Rooney gave birth to Costner’s fourth child, Liam Costner. The rumors and reports stated that Costner had a rocky relationship with his son Liam from a young age. Also noted that Costner only agreed to acknowledge that Liam was his son after Rooney forced him to take a paternity test.
Once the results of Kevin Costner’s test came back, he accepted him being his son and opened up a trust fund for him. A source close to Kevin said that visits to Liam by Costner were rare and not regularly.
Rumors Of More Affairs
There was talk that back in 1989 while married Costner and Halle Berry were romantically involved. Costner himself or people close to him have never confirmed the rumors that he and the actress had an affair while he was married to Cindy Silva.
During the time of the supposed fling, Berry had just started her career in Hollywood with a stint of 12 episodes on Living Dolls. Berry hasn’t ever commented on these rumors either, but the stars are still friends to this day and were seen hanging out on several occasions.
Costner And Actresses
Only one year after all the rumors about a fling with Halle Berry, the Field of Dreams star had to deal with more tabloid headlines regarding his love life. This time it was a romance with Michelle Pfeiffer, the actress who rose to fame with her role of Elvira Hancock in Scarface back in 1983.
The strange thing is that Michelle and Halle Berry, his rumored flings have one thing in common besides a possible affection for Kevin Costner. They both would play the character of Cat Woman in their acting careers.
Piece Of Pie
Bobbie Jean Brown is another woman who claimed to have dated Costner. She was a budding actress, model, and beauty queen. She got her big fame from starring in the Warrant’s music video for the song “Cherry Pie.”
Brown ended up writing a memoir about her life, and in the book, she revealed juicy details about the relationship with Kevin Costner. She didn’t hold back. The book was called “Dirty Rocker Boys: Love And Lust On The Sunset Strip.”
Do Kiss And Tell
Bobbie wasn’t the only woman who wanted to share details about romance with Kevin Costner. A woman named Peggy Trentini also wrote a memoir about her life and wrote about her relationship with Kevin Costner. She called the book – “Once Upon A Star: Celebrity Kiss And Tell Stories.”
Peggy, like Bobbie, was a model and actress who worked in the 1980s and 1990s. She had her time in the spotlight but has since left it and moved on to work in real estate.
Aphrodite Pulls Him In
In 1993 shortly before he finalized the divorce with his first wife Cindy Silva there were also rumors flying about an affair with Mira Sorvino.
Mira became famous for her award-winning performance in Woody Allen’s film Mighty Aphrodite. The film came out 1995 so back in 1993 when she met Costner she wasn’t even very famous with only a few credits on her resume.
Holly Sampson a young model and actress who is also known as Nicolette Foster, claimed to have a relationship with Costner in 1994 the same year he divorced his wife.
Holly appeared in “The Wonder Years,” “My Two Dads,” “Beauty And The Beast,” “Matlock” and more. She went on to continue acting and has appeared in many films later on like “Bedtime Stories.”
The Face Of The 90’s
Costner seemed to love beautiful women. The rumors were flying he had also had a fling with supermodel Naomi Campbell in the middle of the 1990s. Campbell started her career at the young age of 16 and became one of the most famous names in fashion.
She has a whirlwind of romances as well form Adam Clayton, the bassist of U2, and a formula race car driver. Recently she has been rumored to have been in a relationship with a multimillionaire from Malta.
Another rumored fling of Costner’s is Karin Reznick. She is an actress and screenwriter and is known for her films from the ’80s like Her Alibi and Clara’s Heart.
After her brief relationship with Costner, Reznack went on to marry famous film director John Byrum. No one can say she and Costner were ever a thing, but given his romantic history, it is not surprising.
Helping An Ex
In 2006 Costner was in the middle of a scandal. It was reported he had been acting in lewd behavior during a massage he received at a fancy hotel in 2004. Costner’s ex-girlfriend Birgit Cunnigham stepped up to support him.
She said that Kevin is very romantic and tender, but he would never do anything so vulgar to a woman. She said he was perfect and maybe naive about his effect on girls, but he had no intention to harm anyone.
He Got Angie
In 1995 Kevin Costner was seen out on a date with Angie Everheart. She was an actress and model for Sports Illustrated also appearing in a 2000 issue of Playboy Magazine.
Right before he was seen cozying up to Everheart Costner had rumors swirling him about his ex-wife. It was said the two were trying to reconcile and get back together. Then Everheart went on to marry singer-songwriter and comedian Ashley Hamilton.
More Than Friends
In 2001 Kevin Costner starred on the big screen with Courtney Cox in an action film called “3000 miles to Graceland”.
Six years before their mutual film Costner was linked romantically to the Friends star. It was reported they dated back in 1995. Cox went on to marry David Arquette who also appeared in the movie 3000 miles to Graceland.
The American Supermodel
1995 proves to be a busy year in Kevin’s life. In August of that year, he was believed to have a fling with Cheryl Tiegs, who was considered back then to be the first-ever “American Supermodel.”
Cheryl went on to become a designer and launched Cheryl Tiegs Sportswear collection. She was known for her modeling gigs in Sports Illustrated and TIME magazine.
Conflict With Rifken Jr.
Another wild story about Costner involves baseball star Cal Ripken Jr. Costner reportedly became involved with his wife while staying at his home, and this ruined the baseball player’s record-breaking winning streak.
Costner and Ripken had become very close, and Ripken had possibly caught the actor red-handed and roughed him up for what he did. Ripken was very upset about the incident that his team canceled the next game they had coming up.
No Escaping The Spotlight
During his spree of 1995, Costner was spotted at several places out on the town with Journalist Joan Lunden. Lunden co-hosted Good Morning America from 1980 untl 1997.
The relationship was cut very short because of the constant unwanted media attention. Costner was promoting his film Waterworld so the press would not stop bugging him about Joan. It just didn’t work.
Joan said that Costner had pulled all the stops for their first date together. He took his yacht out, and they sailed the Harbor of New York while eating dinner. She said it was lovely and romantic.
“It was romantic and very pastoralic. When we first walked on the boat and he smiled at me… and said, ‘Boy, I’ve waited so long to meet you,’ I almost fell over.” Sadly, this charm of his just wasn’t enough. “I think Kevin and I would have dated longer if not for the unbelievable press focus on us,” said Lunden.
In 1996 Costner was thought to be ready to stop all the dating and settle down in a stable relationship. The same year he started dating Australian businesswoman and model Elle Macpherson.
The couple moved quickly, moving in together within just a few months. Costner said he had met his beautiful, talented, and funny woman. But this relationship would only last a bit under one year.
Right after Elle and Costner broke up Costner was rumored to move on to Carla Bruni, a singer from France and Italy. She was also a former model.
Bruni in her modeling days, had dated famous men like Mick Jagger and Eric Clapton, Costner was no different. If people thought Costner was going to settle down in a serious relationship, this short fling would prove old habits still exist.
By His Side
In the year of 1997, Kevin Costner had just finished filming two successful films. He was nominated for awards for his 1996 performance in Tin Cup and also his film The Postman.
The same year he met Tawny Little, a news anchor, and former Miss America. They had a discreet relationship from 1997-1998. She had dated before him, Ron Silver and Burt Reynolds.
Tabloids Don’t Sleep
Kevin Costner never got a break from the tabloids. In 1994 there were claims he had a romantic encounter wit his Co-Star Kelly Preston during their work on the film For The Love Of The Game.
Kelly Preston has been married to Travolta for years, and he was furious about these allegations. None of the parties have ever publicly adressed the rumors. Preston is happily married to Travolta. Things would soon change for Costner.
Could It Be?
Kevin Costner was on an endless journey of love since divorcing in 1994. He met Christine Baumgartner, a young model and handbag designer who he met during a golf course trip for his movie Tin Cup.
Costner had no clue what would transpire from this relationship. “When I met Christine, I wasn’t prepared to be in love again,” says Costner. Now it was up to time to tell if Costner would change his lifestyle for her.
The actor admitted that his love life was a mess after his divorce in 94′. “I was like the classic single guy — who do I love this week, who next week?”
Christine changed everything for him. Costner, who was a “free spirit,” learned how to love again. Costner still wasn’t fully ready to commit to having kids with Christine, so the couple broke it off briefly in 2002.
Afraid Of Change
After his breakup with Christine, Costner felt like the single life just wasn’t for him anymore. He said that fear kept him from marrying Christine. She wanted children, and he felt like he couldn’t be the best father for her kids.
After dating for four years, Kevin realized he wasn’t going to lose a beautiful woman like Christine because of his fear. He was afraid, but he knew that he loved her despite his fears of having children.
It was a long time coming, but Costen eventually married Christine. The couple married in 2004 marrying in a small venue at Costner’s estate in Colorado. Only 300 people who were close to the couple attended.
This was Christine’s first wedding and Costner’s second one. The new bride was very hopeful he wouldn’t cheat on her because of his old ways.
Costner and Christine enjoyed three years of marriage until in 2007 they had a baby boy together, Cayden Costner. Costner seemed to disappear from the spotlight to be with his family.
Costner was working but more on side projects like his band and investing in technology. Costner wanted a bit of a break to focus on his wife and new family.
After Cayden was born in 2007, Christine and Kevin were blessed with another two children. Hayes born in 2009 and following him was Grace in 2010. Costner talked about his new fatherhood in an intimate interview.
“…They’re good children,” said Costner and I see them making steps every day, and the one thing I pray for in life is not success but being able to raise my children and that nothing happens to me in the next 20 years.”
A New Leaf
Costner explained he wants his children to look up to him, and learn from him. They are his legacy, and he couldn’t be happier raising a family with Christine.
His wife was thrilled to see how committed her husband was to this new family of theirs. He had seemed to change and start a whole new chapter in his life with his children by his side. Something he didn’t have with his older children.
Changes For Costner
In an interview from 2007 with Good Housekeeping Costner said he was very close with his older girls. He won’t pick favorites, but he shows all of his children as much love as he can.
This man was changed. Who would have thought that the ultimate Hollywood bachelor would get such knack for fatherhood? Costner would much rather brag about his kids than his accomplishments.
Back On Film
Costner spent time away from the big screen to focus on family, but he ended up returning to movies in 2013. He took part in the 2013 film Man Of Steel.
Costner said he loves films, but he would only agree to films that he can act the way he wants to. He doesn’t want to make a movie that he doesn’t agree with or a movie that will get manipulated in ways he can’t control.
Costner’s first love is acting in movies, but today, fatherhood to him is better than “movie magic.” Movies are magic to him, but there is something more rewarding from being a father.
Playing a hero in movies can be fun and thrilling, but being a father is what he wants to do at the end of the day. He says he just doesn’t get paid for it, but it is a job he does wholeheartedly with lifelong rewards.
Happily Ever After
“Sometimes you learn the thing you’re most afraid of will save your life,” said Costner. He proved to himself that the thing he was most afraid of was the best decision he ever made. He found a woman who loves him, and they are happily married even though she is 20 years younger than him.
They have been married for 18 years and have three children together. Costner loves being a loving husband and father. Christine couldn’t be happier; she is sharing her life with the man she loves.