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Kevin Costner and wife of nearly 19 years are getting divorced


LOS ANGELES (AP) — Kevin Costner and his wife of nearly 19 years, Christine Baumgartner, are getting divorced, a representative for the actor said Tuesday.

“It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have occurred which have caused Mr. Costner to participate in the dissolution of the marriage,” Costner’s publicist Arnold Robinson said in a statement.

Costner and Baumgartner, a fashion and handbag designer, began dating in 1998 before getting married in 2004 at his ranch in Colorado.

Together they have two sons aged 14 and 15 and a daughter aged 12.

It was the second marriage for Costner, 68, the Oscar- and Emmy-winning star of TV’s “Yellowstone” and movies like “Dances With Wolves,” “The Bodyguard” and “Bull Durham.”

Costner also has four adult children from previous relationships.

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