Kevin Costner's wife, Christine Baumgartner, has filed for divorce after 18 years of marriage, a representative for the actor confirmed.
“It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to participate in a dissolution of marriage action,” a representative for Costner said in a statement Tuesday.
“We ask that his, Christine’s and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time," the representative said.
It is unclear what led to their separation.
Costner and Baumgartner got married in 2004. They have three children together, sons Cayden, 15, and Hayes, 14, and daughter, Grace, 12.
This is Costner’s second marriage. The "Yellowstone" actor was previously married to Cindy Costner from 1978 to 1994. The former couple are parents to daughters Annie, 39 and Lily, 36, and son, Joe, 35.
He also has another son, Liam, 27, whom he had with his former partner Bridget Rooney.
News of Costner’s divorce comes as talks continue about the actor returning to “Yellowstone.” The 68-year-old actor plays John Dutton on the show, which premiered in 2018.
Last month, fans wondered when the Paramount+ series would return after Costner, creator Taylor Sheridan and other cast members did not appear at the show’s scheduled PaleyFest panel.
Paramount Network President of Development and Production Keith Cox said during the event he was “very confident” Costner would continue with the show though some outlets speculated online that the show might come to an end. There currently is no release date for the second half of the fifth season.
As for Costner, on May 1, he promoted his new movie, “Horizon: An American Saga,” on his Instagram.
“The epic that keeps getting more epic,” he wrote alongside a screenshot of his casting, while fans asked about Season Five of “Yellowstone” in the comments section.