LOS ANGELES, CA - JANUARY 27: Kevin Costner is seen at 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' on January 27, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by RB/Bauer-Griffin/GC Images)

The well-publicized separation between Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner has had its fair share of ups and down, and it would appear that the train of speculation and rumor shows no signs of slowing.

The couple have officially been divorced since September 2023, with reports insisting that both are in the process of moving on and finding new romances.

Costner has been linked to singer Jewel, while Baumgartner is said to be dating Josh Connor, though she denied the pair were in a relationship while in the midst of divorce proceedings.

There’s now been a twist in the tale courtesy of an insider who has claimed that Costner “always suspected” that his ex-wife was having an affair with financier Connor.

Earlier this month, Baumgartner finally relented under a storm of gossip, admitting that she and Connor are dating.

Following that update, the aforementioned insider told Us Weekly that Costner had a strong inkling that “something was going on between Christine and Josh”, adding that the pair’s “close bond was a real elephant in the room.”


Earlier this month the Daily Mail published a series of snaps of 49-year-old Christine and Josh, including one wherein the former, a fashion designer by trade, appeared to be seen dropping the latter off at his home.

After the two were sighted during a summer vacation to Hawaii last July, Baumgartner was forced to answer a question about their relationship with one another while in her divorce court proceedings.

“No,” Baumgartner answered when asked where Connor was her boyfriend. The 49-year-old then insisted that Connor had slept in a separate room while the pair were on vacation. The Mail, however, say that Baumgartner and Connor then took a second trip to Hawaii in December.


Indeed, according to the Mail, sources have confirmed that Christine and Josh’s romance has been “going on for some time”.

The insider said: “They’re together and they have been for a while. They spent time before Christmas together in Hawaii while Kevin was presumably in Aspen with the kids.”


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