Kevin Costner’s first love was the beautiful Cindy Silva, who played snow white at Disneyland at the time. The two met at California State Univesity, Fullerton, where she was named homecoming queen. The couple fell in love while studying together, and wed in 1978.
Costner’s Imperfect Marriage
During an interview in 1989, Costner said his wife was everything that he likes about women. She was beautiful, sweet, and smarter than him. They had three children, but unfortunately, their happy marriage together was shortlived.
Costner Goes His Own Way
Costner explains that from the outside everything seemed perfect. People thought he had a great marriage and fans only assumed the best for these two. However, in his 1987 interview, he made subtle comments that the marriage wasn’t for him. He even said “I have a big thirst. A big taste for things . . . I hate the fact that I’ve lived by somebody else’s rules and I’ve somehow missed out on something.” For people that really knew the couple, the separation came as no surprise, but fans were quite disappointed
The End Of Their Happy Family
The couple worked tirelessly to make Costner’s critically acclaimed film “Dances With Wolves” the hit that it was. Cindy was taking care of their children fulltime, but she also did stage managing and hosted plenty of film crew parties to support her husband. Soon after, the gossip magazines were filled with rumors of Costner’s infidelity. they tried to stay together, but the cheating became too excessive and in 1994 the divorce was finalized. They made a statement indicating that they had resolved all issues surrounding their children and finances.
Appreciation For Women
Right before the divorce was publicly announced, Costner spoke about what was to come. He opened up in an interview with the “Daily News” about his strong temptations. He explained that there’s a big world out there and marriage is challenging. What’s more, he says that dealing with the aftermath of infidelity is even more difficult. Most people say he was known as a man who essentially came on to any girl he was attracted to. In 1989 he spoke candidly with People magazine about his “appreciation for women.”
Messy Affair With Bridget Rooney
Costner refused to accept his responsibility as the baby daddy to Bridget Rooney. In 1996 Liam Costner was born and a paternity test proved that he was, in fact, the father. This incident occurred just two years after the finalization of his previous divorce. According to tabloids, Liam and his father had a difficult relationship in the beginning, but after the results of the test, he began to accept Liam as his own. He immediately opened a trust fund for his son, what a great father!
After his 16 years of marriage and bachelor title, Costner had some loose ends to tie up. It is rumored that he was involved in another instance of infidelity with Halle Berry back in 1989. She was an up and coming actress when their affair was hot and heavy. While she was starring in “Living Dolls” they began dating. Now, they never mention their brief dating period but still maintain a friendship.
Back To The Front Page
Costner returned to the tabloid magazines for another scandal. He spent several attempts trying to win over Michaelle Pfeiffer, the actress who is known for her role in ‘Scarface’, ‘Dangerous Liaisons’, and ‘Batman Returns’, and others. Funny enough, Bridgett Rooney also played the feline ‘Batman’ character. It looks like this is either a weakness or a fetish for him.
Fun With Bobbie Jean Brown
Bobbi Jean Brown is most known for her relationship with Tommy Lee, but also her lead role in a music video. She flaunts her stuff in Warrant’s “Cherry Pie” video, which was very popular in the 80s. After Tommy Lee broke up with her for Pamela Anderson, Brown went through many me, one of which was Kevin Costner. One time she accidentally set his bedroom on fire. Oops!
Another Celebrity Fling
After his fairly recent separation with his wife in 1990, Costner got together with the movie star and playboy model Peggy Trentini. Peggy knew her “relationship” with Costner was not serious since her friends always warned her that he was a womanizer. Trentini said that Costner would regularly have his friends bring lots of women over so that he could find a “hot girlfriend.” Their fling ended shortly after it began, and can be read in greater detail in her 2012 memoir entitled ‘Once Upon a Star: Celebrity Kiss and Tell Stories’.
The One With “Mighty Aphrodite”
In 1955 Woody Allen created the motion picture “Mighty Aphrodite,” a romantic comedy that grabbed Costner’s attention. Specifically, the leading actress Mira Sorvino who played a prostitute named Linda Ash. Costner could tell that she was going to hit it big, and needed to join in on her rise to fame. Their affair was hot and heavy in 1993 and shortly afterward it was all over the tabloids.
The Post Coster Affair Transformation
While Costner was still married, he had a hot and heavy meet up with actress Holly Sampson. At the time she was appearing in roles in like ‘The Wonder Years’, ‘My Two Dads’, ‘Matlock’, and ‘Beauty and the Beast.’ But then moved to more serious adult films in 1998.
Costner Moves To Supermodels
The divorce was finalized by 1994, and Costner was free to live out his bachelor’s life. He admits that missed a lot while he was married so he took his new freedom as an opportunity to make up for what he missed. His affair with supermodel Naomi Campbell hit the gossip magazines mid-1990s. Campbell began her career when she was 15 and became a household name. She was the center of attention in the modeling world, and people noticed her dating life. She was engaged to two different men, 2 bassist Adam Clayton, as well as Formula One racer Flavio Briatore. Unfortunately, her relationship with Briatore was so intense and traumatic, that she had to attend a 4-week anger therapy program.
The Rumors Continue
Karin Reznack is the leading actress in ‘Her Alibi’ (1989) and ‘Clara’s Heart’ (1988) and also the screenwriter and production assistant who worked on the production of ‘Clara’s Heart’. In the late 1990s, she marred the well-established director John Bryum and had a short fling with Costner in the early 90s. Costner managed to keep their affair quieter than the rest.
His Ex-girlfriend Comes In The Picture
The troubled young woman Birgit Cunningham suffered from personal problems with her absent father and racecar driver Harry Nutall. She is an event organizer, green party activist, and child’s rights organizer. In the late 1990s she had an actual relationship with Costner that last three years, however, it ended in her alcoholism recovery. She always stayed a devoted friend to Costner and even saved his name un a 2004 scandal. She told the tabloids, He is Mr. Perfect, squeaky clean if a little naïve when it comes to realizing the effect he has on girls.”
In 2003, Actress and supermodel Angie Everheart was named sexiest woman in FHM’S 100 Sexiest women. She was a sports illustrated model but got her name from her role in “Last Action Hero” with Arnold Schwarzeneggar. She was engaged twice, to Sylvester Stallone and Joe Pesci. In 1955 her brief romance with Costner made the headlines when they were seen having dinner together. At the same time, there were rumors of Costner getting back with his wife.
The One With Monica Geller
Back in 1995, Costner was seen with”Friends” star Courtney Cox. There are little details known about their secret relationship, but they were reunited in 2001 when they starred in the action-adventure crime movie, ‘3000 Miles to Graceland’. At this point, Cox was long over Costner and even married David Arquette another actor in the film.
Costner Can’t Stay Away
Cheryl Tiegs is the American supermodel whose success even coined the term supermodel. After her career jump-started, she went on to create a line of swimwear. Costner found her success irresistible and spent romantic nights with her in august of 1995.
The Beat Down
After five consecutive years, Cal Ripken suffered an injury that prevented him from playing in the game that night. One day Ripken left his home but returned shortly after because he forgot something, and instead found his good friend Kevin Costner in bed with his wife! This occurred towards the end of Costner’s filming of “The Postman” but he was so beaten up from Ripken’s retaliation that he could not do any publicity.
Good Morning Kevin Costner
In the peak of his fame and romantic endeavors, Costner was introduced to a new woman. He engaged in a romantic affiliation with “Good morning America” host Joan Lunden that was radiating. This new love interest was spreading around town and gaining considerable attention. He wooed Lunden with special dates and lavish events. Was this it for Costner? Unfortunately no, because he quickly got scared off by the press.
Costner Gets A New House Guest
In 1996, big changes were happening for Costner and he began a relationship with the Australian model Elle Macpherson. He was immediately smitten with her and their relationship grew more serious. He admitted that he felt like he found his equal. Months later they moved in together but the relationship was over by the end of the year
A Dabble In Europe
Costner pursued France’s “first lady” and Italian-french supermodel and singer Carla Bruni, but their relationship was only temporary. He was almost ready to walk down the aisle with Macpherson when his affair with Bruni brought him back to his single life.
His Best Year
In 1997, Costner was nominated for a Golden Globe Award and Saturn Award. Things were looking incredibly positive for this man! Even better, he met news anchor Tawny Little and had a secret relationship with her in 1997 and 1998.
Another Hollywood Brawl
In 1999 Costner had yet another aggressive encounter. This time it was a fellow actor he angered when rumors were surrounding Travolta’s wife hooking up with Costner. These rumors surfaced during the filming of ‘For the Love of the Game’ where Travolta’s wife Kelly Preston was his co-star. However, the two never addressed the allegations.
Was This The Real Deal?
After a long journey of bachelorhood, Costner took a path that led him to Christine Baumgartner. Another beautiful model to add to his list, this much younger fashion designer fell for the oscar-winning actor. Funny enough, she also attended California State University Fullerton, too. The two met back in 1980 while he was still married. Then in 1998, they were brought back together and eventually began dating. Costner was not prepared to fall in love again and admits that he took him a long time to say “I love you.”
A Big Change
The tabloids were trying their best to keep up with Costner during his single life. He was wild and out on the prowl and admits that whenever he wanted company, he had someone. However, things took a turn when he ran into Christine Baumgartner and began dating in 1998. 4 years later they separated because Baumgartner wanted to have children while Costner refused.
Fear of Commitment
Costner was finally ready to love someone, but starting a new family was pushing it. Fortunately, he got his head together and managed to win back Christine. His brief period of a single life made him realize that he made a mistake and wanted to marry her. He admitted that he was fearful of being a good father. He wasn’t willing to let this one go just because of his own fears.
In 2003 the couple made plans to walk down the aisle and announced their engagement. They were married in September of 2004. They exchanged vows at his 165- acre Colorado estate and were joined by celebrities like Tim Allen, Mary McDonnell, and Don Johnson, and another 300 close family and friends. This time, Costner was ready to stay faithful. His friend David Giammarco even said he knew it was going to work out.
Before having their first child, the love birds decided to take a three-year honeymoon just before having their first child. Cayden was welcomed to their family in May 2007 and Costner took time off his career to focus on his family. While he kept up side projects, his dating life was certainly out of the tabloids.
In 2009, Costner was blessed with a second son, and then a daughter in 2011. With his combined marriages, Costner now fathered seven children. He expresses how proud he is of his children and prays that the one thing he wishes for is to always take care of them.
Purpose In Life
Having children when you’re older is challenging because by the time your kids are grown, you are in your late 60’s and you want to be around for every milestone. “I want it to be me who tells them about the secrets, the beauty, the treachery and everything that is in life. I don’t want them to learn from someone else,” he said. Statements like this reveal how devoted he is to his family, and that his single life is in the past.
Change Of Heart
Rather than boasting about his life as a single man, Costner can go on for hours about how proud he is of his children. He showed this new side in a 2007 interview. There he said, “[I’ve] always been close to my girls”.
As his children started growing up, Costner decided it was time to go back to work. So in 2013, he took on the role of Jonathan Kent in “Man Of Steel.” At this point in his career, he only agreed to films that were exactly how he wanted. Given his success, he is allowed to be this specific.
Acting is incredibly motivating for Costner. However, fatherhood is just as fulfilling. He admits that he plays two roles in his life, one he gets paid to do, and the second that is a reward within itself.
Happily Ever After
After a bumpy marriage and after marriage life, Costner now admits that before he was afraid. He said the experience was so painful that he fears to go through something like it again. He has now learned a valuable lesson and is thankful for his beautiful wife for essentially saving his life.