Kevin Costner and wife of nearly 19 years Christine Baumgartner to divorce

The news of Kevin Costner and his wife, Christine Baumgartner, divorcing after nearly 19 years of marriage has sent shockwaves through Hollywood and saddened fans around the world.  

The couple, who tied the knot in 2004, had been regarded as one of the industry's enduring love stories, with their union often held up as an example of lasting romance in the often tumultuous world of celebrity relationships. 

The announcement of their split has prompted an outpouring of support and sympathy from fans, who had grown accustomed to seeing Costner and Baumgartner together at red carpet events and public appearances.  

Their love story, which began when they met on a golf course in the late 1990s, had been seen as a beacon of hope and inspiration, proving that true love can withstand the pressures of fame and fortune. 

For Costner and Baumgartner, the decision to end their marriage likely came after careful consideration and reflection on their relationship and future paths.  

While the couple has not publicly disclosed the reasons behind their divorce, reports suggest that they are committed to maintaining an amicable co-parenting relationship for the sake of their three children. 

As they navigate this challenging time in their lives, Costner and Baumgartner can take solace in the love and support of their family, friends, and fans.  

While the end of their marriage marks the closing of one chapter, it also presents an opportunity for both individuals to embark on new journeys of self-discovery, growth, and healing. 

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