Kevin Costner made a financial decision that supposedly put his accountant into a “f***ing conniption fit.” This announcement comes just a month after he and Christine Baumgartner announced the end of their 18-year marriage. Baumgartner, 49, cited irreconcilable differences for her filing for the divorce. Page Six reported that a long-time friend of Costner, 68, said that these differences were not due to infidelity.
What was that financial decision? Taking out a mortgage. “I’ve mortgaged 10 acres on the water in Santa Barbara where I was going to build my last house,” he says. “But I did it without a thought. It has thrown my accountant into a f*cking conniption fit. But it’s my life, and I believe in the idea and the story.”
Another source who spoke with People got more into the nitty-gritty details surrounding the divorce. “Christine wants them to spend family time at their Santa Barbara home,” the source says. “During filming, Kevin is not around very much. His absence has been very hard for her.”
The source also included that Christine didn’t want her husband to begin another project. But his passion project which started forming in 1988 seems to have taken Costner’s attention and energy.
A source close to Costner told US Weekly that Costner is ‘deeply saddened’ by his split from Baumgartner and is still trying to save his marriage. “Kevin loves his wife and children so this has been very hard on him. He is saying that this is his worst nightmare and he would do anything for his family,” the source said.
Costner and Baumgartner have three children together: Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 12.