Divorce between actor Kevin Costner and his wife Christine Baumgartner continues to get messier by the day.
Amid allegations that the 68-year-old actor told his three children their parents were going to divorce during a ten-minute Zoom call, The Blast obtained documents featuring Christine claiming she had no did not pressure the actor to leave his role in “Yellowstone.
Kevin Costner’s wife says she ‘didn’t pressure Kevin to leave the Yellowstone Show’
In new court documents obtained by The Blast, Christine Costner claims she never forced her husband out of “Yellowstone.” She wrote: “I avoided being public about the reasons for our divorce. I did this to protect our family’s privacy. I didn’t pressure Kevin to leave the Yellowstone show.
She went on to say that Kevin’s public attacks on her are ‘harmful to our family’, adding: ‘I believe they are meant to pressure me into moving out without a temporary child support agreement. be in place.”
At this time, it’s not immediately clear why the Oscar-winning actor decided to leave the show, but the western drama will come to an end after the fifth season debuts in November. The series began in 2018 and followed the Dutton family as they controlled the nation’s largest cattle ranch. Costner had played the Dutton patriarch, John Dutton.
Although the “Yellowstone” series is coming to an end, there have been several spin-off shows, including “1923”, which features Harrison Ford And Helen Mirren.
“Yellowstone was the cornerstone on which we launched an entire universe of global hits, from 1883 to Tulsa King, and I’m confident our sequel to Yellowstone will be another big hit, thanks to the brilliant creative mind of Taylor Sheridan and our amazing actors who bring these shows to life,” studio president and CEO Chris McCarthy said in a statement.
‘Yellowstone’ creator ‘disappointed’ with Costner’s decision to leave the show
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, series creator Taylor Sheridan said he was “disappointed” with Costner’s decision to leave the show. “I’m disappointed,” Sheridan told the outlet. “It truncates the closure of his character. It does not modify it, but it truncates it.
He also denied having a conflict with the ‘Dances With Wolves’ actor that would make him reluctant to reprise his role for another season. “I’ve never had a problem with Kevin that he and I couldn’t work out over the phone,” Sheridan said. “But once the lawyers get involved, people can’t talk to each other and start saying things that aren’t true and try to blame it on how the press or the public seem to be reacting.”
“He took a lot on the chin and I don’t know if anyone deserves it,” he continued before talking about a possible follow-up series starring Matthew McConaughey.
Sheridan called the Texas native a “natural fit” for the role, adding, “We’ve had a few conversations over the years and spit out a few ideas. Then he started looking at Yellowstone and responding to it. He was like, ‘I want to do this.’ And by “it” he meant diving into a raw world clashing with the modern world. And then I said, ‘Dude, we can do it.’
Kevin Costner’s wife says her kids are her ‘highest priority’
The former couple married in 2004 and share three children: Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13. The 49-year-old claims in her legal filing that
“The well-being of the children has always been my highest priority, and I was concerned that they would find out about the divorce before Kevin and I could tell them. It was important to me that we told the children in person and together,” Christine claims in the documents.
“He ignored my offer to do what I thought was right based on the research and my relationship with the children,” she continued. “Instead, he insisted he had the right to tell them we were going to get a divorce ‘first’ and to tell them privately ‘without my presence’.”
“After a 24-year relationship, from his hotel room in Las Vegas, Kevin told our three kids we were getting a divorce on a 10-minute Zoom call without me being present,” she wrote. “I’m still confused by his motivation to do it via a very short Zoom session, especially since he was planning to be home five days later. He also could have easily come home from Las Vegas to have the conversation in person.
On May 2, a rep confirmed to People magazine that the “Field of Dreams” actor and his wife are going their separate ways after 18 years together. She cited irreconcilable differences as the reason for their separation and listed their separation date as April 11.
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