Kevin Costner Posts Pics Of Pup Amid Ex-Wife’s Romance With Banker Friend

Hollywood star Kevin Costner has a new love in his life. The “Yellowstone” actor shared an adorable photo dump of himself and a puppy he got on social media.

This comes following news of his ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner, dating his neighbor and banker friend, Josh Connor. Recently, reports claimed that Costner had an inkling about the pair’s romance before his split from Baumgartner.

Kevin Costner Reveals ‘New Addition’ To His Family

On Thursday, Costner took to his Instagram page to share photos of his family’s latest member: A puppy. The actor and businessman captioned the post, “Newest addition to the family. I’m already in love with this special guy.”

In the first image, Costner can be seen leaning against his black truck while looking down lovingly at his new canine friend.

The 60-year-old also shared an adorable black-and-white image of himself cuddling the pup while it slept—a third photo featured just the dog posing.

Costner also posted another photo that showed him carrying the dog in his left arm, with a beautiful sunset behind them.

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In the comments of his post, fans of the star were left swooning over the adorable canine, with many anxious to know what he would name it.

One person said, “Mr. Costner!!! That’s the cutest puppy ever!!! Congrats!!! I want to know what you name him!”

Another stated, “A precious dog there….. so lovable and the connection between a man and a dog is so comforting and touching!”

The latest addition to the star’s family comes after it was confirmed that the actor’s ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner, had moved on with his neighbor and friend, Josh Connor.

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Kevin Costner Had ‘Strong Suspicions’ About His Ex-Wife & His Neighbor


It’s been almost half a year since Costner and Baumgartner ended their marriage of 19 years following a lengthy court battle. After the former couple’s separation, Costner has been romantically linked with singer Jewel, while Baumgartner was speculated to be dating Josh Connor, a rich financier.

Am UsWeekly report revealed that the “The Bodyguard” actor “had strong suspicions” that Baumgartner and Connor had something going on while they were still figuring out their marriage issues.

A source told the news outlet that Connor and Baumgartner’s “close [bond] was a real elephant in the room” during that period. The duo were spotted together enjoying a sun-kissed vacation in Hawaii last year.

This claim appears to speak truth to Costner’s comments during the divorce proceedings in August 2023, when the actor said he “does not know for a fact” if his ex-wife had “extramarital’ affairs.”

Kevin Costner’s Romance With Jewel


Like his ex-wife, Costner has also moved on and is reportedly in a relationship with singer Jewel.

The pair were first linked during Jewel’s fundraising event, which was hosted on billionaire Richard Branson’s Island in the British Virgin Islands.

Photos of the new couple from the event began circulating online last year. One of the pictures showed Jewel speaking into a microphone while sitting on Costner’s lap. In the shot, Costner also appeared to have his arms wrapped around Jewel’s waist affectionately.

Another image featured Jewel, Costner, and some other invited guests standing together in a group while posing for the camera.

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“@kevincostnermodernwest was kind enough to mentor our kids this year, and Sir Richard was his usual inspiring self- who also plays a mean game of doubles!” Jewel captioned the shot as a highlight of her charity event.

How Christine Baumgartner Feels About Her Ex-Husband’s Romance With Jewel


According to RadarOnline, Costner’s ex-wife had a hard time coming to terms with the fact that he had moved on and allegedly warned him to keep Jewel from their kids.

A source claimed Baumgartner was “livid” to see photos of her ex-husband and his new lover from their time together at Branson’s Necker Island home.

“Despite publicly saying she’s not surprised Kevin moved on, Christine is burning with jealously,” the insider shared. “She thinks it’s pretty hypocritical of Kevin to be parading around like this oversexed college jock when he flipped out so angrily when there were rumors she’d stepped out herself.”

“Christine does not want this woman anywhere near their kids—for the time being, at least,” the source went on. “And she’s looking forward to seeing Kevin with an egg on his face once it all crashes and burns!”

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