Best known as the life partner of the multi-award-winning actor and producer, Kevin Costner, Christine Baumgartner is a well-established personality in the fashion world. She designs handbags that perfectly fits into any trending fashion style. Some of her designed daytime purses were carried by some leading actresses that featured at the opening episode of the drama TV series, Desperate Housewives.
Christine Baumgartner has also appeared in some documentaries and TV shows some of which include Biography, Primetime, Extra, Entertainment Tonight, Inside Edition, Die Johannes B. Kerner Show. She has so far gained much reputation for herself both in the fashion world where she belongs and in the entertainment world where her husband is rooted. Let’s get to know some interesting facts about the gorgeous model.
Christine Anne Baumgartner is à California native, born on March 4, 1974. She attended California State University located in Fullerton where she bagged a degree in Business. Nothing much is known about Christine’s childhood as she only became a public figure following her marriage to the famous actor Kevin Costner.
Following her keen interest in fashion and style since childhood, Christine Baumgartner joined the show business but in her late 20s, she forayed into handbag production. According to Christine, her decision to start designing handbags was born out of necessity. As a fashionista, she always had problems finding handbags that perfectly fit her taste. To satisfy her taste, she designed some samples for herself and it impressed her then-boyfriend, Costner who then encouraged her to build a business out of it. Christine also received financial support from Costner to establish her handbag company. Together with her friend, Tamara Muro, the Cat Bag Couture (CBC) was established in 2004. The ‘Cat’ here is an acronym for Christine and Tamara. But after Tamara pulled out of the joint business for family reasons, Christin then changed the name to CBC to represent her own name as Christine Baumgartner Costner.
Husband & Family Facts
Christine Baumgartner has not been open with information regarding her family, especially that of her parents and siblings. We, however, know that her father’s name is Jim Baumgartner and nothing more.
Baumgartner met Kevin at a golf course in the late 1980s and they dated for about four years before exchanging marital vows on September 25 2004. Although nothing much is known about Christine love life prior to Kevin, she met the actor while he was still married to his college sweetheart, Cindy Silva. He divorced Silva after sixteen years of marriage that was blessed with three children namely Anne Clayton (born April 15, 1984), Lily McCall (born August 4, 1986), and Joseph Tedrick (born January 31, 1988).
Before settling down with Christine Baumgartner, Kevin also dated a number of ladies including Bridget Rooney, Birgit Cunningham, and Elle Macpherson. Rooney even had a son named Liam Timothy Costner for the award-winning actor. While Kevin was flirting with the ladies, he kept in touch with Baumgartner. They later broke up in 2002 and got back shortly afterwards. They got engaged in 2003 and by September the following year, the wedding ceremony followed at the actor’s 165-acre ranch located at the outskirts of Aspen. The ceremony was quite unique with Costner making his entrance in a carriage drawn by a horse while Christine arrived in a vintage pickup truck. They exchanged their wedding vows by a streamside and it was witnessed by top icons like Tim Allen, Mary McDonnell, and Don Johnson.
On May 6, 2007, Baumgartner and her partner welcomed their first child, a son they named Cayden Wyatt Costner. They also welcomed two other children; Grace Avery Costner and Hayes Logan Costner.
Christine Baumgartner’s Net Worth
Christine Baumgartner has achieved so much wealth and fame through her fashionable handbags. While she believes in hard work and complete dedication to her business, the model and businesswoman also give credits to her husband’s fame that has helped her brand gain reasonable attention. As for how much she has been able to garner as net worth, the American model is yet to reveal but following the success of her business plus her husband’s fast-growing net worth of about $250 million, there is no doubt she is living a luxurious life.
Height, Weight, Other Measurements
Christine Baumgartner is 5 feet 7 inch (170 cm) tall and she weighs 60kg (132lbs). The model’s bust, waist, and hip sizes are 35, 27, 36 inches respectively and her bra size is 34B. She has brown eyes and golden blonde hair.