Christine Baumgartner is an American model and handbag designer best known as the second wife of Kevin Costner, a two-time Academy Award-winning actor, director, producer, and musician. She is the founder of the ‘Cat Bag Couture’ handbag brand, which is a selection of well-designed, highly useful, and stylish carrying bags.
Some of her daytime handbags were featured in the first episode of ‘Desperate Housewives’ in 2005, and were worn by famous actors. Her items are sold both online and in specialist boutiques such as Hidden Jewel in Aspen.
She has featured in a variety of television series and documentaries as herself, including ‘Primetime,’ ‘Biography,’ ‘Die Johannes B. Kerner Show,’ ‘Inside Edition,’ ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ and ‘Extra.’ She also often joins her husband on the red carpet.
Christine Baumgartner’s Bio, Age
Christine Anne Baumgartner was born on March 4, 1974 in California, United States. Her father’s name is Jim Baumgartner but her mother’s name is unknown.
She earned her bachelor’s degree in business administration from California State University, Fullerton.
Christine Baumgartner started her professional career as a model after a lifelong interest in fashion and style. However, she became a fashion designer out of need in her late twenties.
She said that she had chosen to make her own purses since the ones that were available, although useful, were not good enough for her. She was seeking for a stylish and effective laptop bag that would meet all of her demands as a daily computer user.
She ultimately created several sample designs on her own, impressing her then-boyfriend Kevin Costner, who pushed her to pursue her dream of becoming a designer. He also helped her in starting her business around the time they were arranging their wedding.
She founded her company in 2004 with the help of a friend called Tamara Muro. Cat Bag Couture is an initials for Christine and Tamara, and it is the name of their bag line.
However, her business partner left due to family duties, and the CBC brand became associated with her married name, Christine Baumgartner Costner. While she values hard work, she admits that her husband’s celebrity status helped her company grow faster.
Is Christine Baumgartner an actress?
Christine Baumgartner is not an actress. She is a model and handbag designer who rose to fame after marrying Kevin Costner.
Is Kevin Costner still married to Christine Baumgartner?
In the late 1980s, Christine Baumgartner met her future husband, Kevin Costner, at a golf course. Costner was married to Cindy Silva at the time, and the couple had three children: Anne ‘Annie’ Clayton, Lily McCall, and Joseph ‘Joe’ Tedrick.
They didn’t start dating until 1998, more than a decade later, when they reconnected at a restaurant. Costner had already divorced his first wife four years before and had a couple short love relationships with Bridget Rooney, Birgit Cunningham, and Elle Macpherson at the time. Costner informed her that he would contact her in two weeks after they exchanged phone numbers.
He then admitted to ‘People’ in 2003 that he had no idea it might be regarded an insult by a woman at the time. Despite a 20-year age difference, they maintained in contact and finally started dating.
In 2002, they had a brief fight over the actor’s decision to have additional children, according to his friends. In 2012, he informed ‘Parade’ that she had promised him she would wait for him “but not for long.” He eventually came to his senses and reunited with her.
They were engaged in 2003 and married on September 25, 2004, at his 165-acre ranch outside of Aspen, Colorado, in a star-studded wedding. Baumgartner came in a vintage green pickup vehicle, while Costner arrived in a horse-drawn carriage.
After exchanging vows beside a stream, they celebrated with wedding guests, who included Tim Allen, Don Johnson, and Mary McDonnell, under a nearby tent.
On May 6, 2007, Christine Baumgartner gave birth to their first son, Cayden Wyatt Costner. Costner told ‘People’ after his birth that he was concerned that, owing to his advanced age, he would not be around to raise his kid.
Since then, the couple has welcomed two additional children: Hayes Logan Costner (born February 12, 2009) and Grace Avery Costner (born February 12, 2009). (born on June 2, 2010). Costner has a son called Liam Timothy Costner from his short relationship with Bridget Rooney, in addition to his six children from his two marriages.
Costner said ‘Good Housekeeping’ in 2007 that he was closer to his daughters than to his sons, despite the fact that he refuses to select a favorite among his children and lavishes affection on all of them.
Baumgartner previously told eonline.com that she and her husband dislike celebrating certain days, such as Valentine’s Day, and prefer to go out the day before or after.