Kevin Costner Opens Up About Finding Love After Years of Being Single

Kevin Costner Opens Up About Finding Love After Years of Being Single
Kevin Costner Opens Up About Finding Love After Years of Being Single

The tabloids and media love to focus on celebrity romances, and one celebrity who has had his fair share of romantic rumors is the actor, Kevin Costner. From the time he ended his marriage with his college sweetheart in 1994, it seems as though Costner has been unable to settle down on his relentless search for his one true love. It seems as though the actor has experienced it all: deception, infidelity, heartbreak, falling in love, and divorce.


Things for Costner have only recently slowed down a fair bit, and today he is happily married. However, getting to the point of being in a seemingly stable relationship with a woman who seems to have changed Costner for the better, was a long and tiring journey. This family man that has a beautiful and loving wife, as well as a number of children, was known in his earlier days as being a notorious playboy. Here is a glimpse into Costner’s journey to who he is today.


A stable start


Kevin Costner has had quite the dating adventure. It started with a fairly troubling divorce that the actor went through just as his career took off. He then spent many years after on the hunt for a life partner.


A stable start

Throughout most of the ’90s, Costner was pretty much a notorious playboy, seeming to be a compulsive dater, going through one relationship after the next with little time spent being single in between. Obviously, this resulted in him gaining the reputation of being quite the womanizer.



Hollywood temptations kick in


Although he has never been secretive about his mess-ups, Kevin Costner’s lifestyle has made it to many tabloid headlines and he has been the subject of a lot of Hollywood gossip.


Hollywood temptations kick in

Believe it or not, however, Costner was once upon a time devoted to one woman, the happy husband of his college sweetheart. However, when he finally made it to the big screen, Hollywood temptations kicked in, and Costner found himself unable to resist some of them.



College Sweethearts


Kevin Costner met Cindy Silva for the first time at the California State University at Fullerton whilst the two were college students. In a 1989 interview, Costner spoke of Cindy’s beauty and brains, saying that “she was smarter than me.”


College Sweethearts

After a few years of dating, in 1978, the two tied the knot. Their relationship started off on what seemed like the right foot – young and in love. Eventually the couple had 3 kids together, named Annie, Lily and Joe. However, this did not last for very long.



The relationship begins to unravel


When Costner and Silva worked side by side on “Dancing With Wolves,” the film that eventually would break Costner into the film industry and turn him into a star, rumors started to circulate about Costner’s infidelity.


The relationship begins to unravel

Whilst they tried hard to maintain their marriage, the couple eventually decided to part ways. They released a statement announcing their divorce in 1994, saying that they have amicably ended their marriage, and have settled all decisions regarding their children and finances.



It was no shock


Whilst a lot of his fans were pretty surprised to hear Costner’s marriage was ending, a lot of the people he worked with and close friends and confidants of the actor were not surprised.


It was no shock

Whilst being interviewed in 1987, Costner said that he hated living by somebody else’s rules, seeing as he has “a big thirst.” In retrospect, it is pretty obvious that he was alluding towards the fact that his marriage with Silva was not working out.



There’s a lot of vices around in Hollywood


Being famous in Hollywood, however, does come at quite a cost to some celebrities. Right before they went public with their divorce, Costner told the Daily News in an interview that he is pretty tempted by all the vices that Hollywood and fame has to offer.


There’s a lot of vices around in Hollywood

He continued to say that he tries to be dignified in the way he conducts his life, but marriage is not the easiest. As time went by, Costner’s love life became increasingly complicated.



Unsuccessfully on the down-low


As a recently divorced bachelor, Costner briefly had a fling with Bridget Rooney, whose family is known for operating and owning the NFL franchise of the Pittsburgh Steelers. Rooney is also recognized for her film “Zombie or Not Zombie.”


Unsuccessfully on the down-low

Costner and Rooney dated for around a year, from 1995 to 1996. Despite Costner’s attempts to keep the relationship on the down low and out of the public’s constantly watching eye, a scandal eventually would change everything.



A reluctant father


As Rooney and Costner’s relationship was coming to an end, Rooney gave birth to a son in 1996, whom she named Liam. However, Costner refused to recognize the son as being his until he was pressured by Rooney into taking a paternity test.


A reluctant father

When the test confirmed that Costner was indeed the father, he opened up a trust fund for his son. Yet, Costner saw very little of Liam, with reports that he would visit him “occasionally.”



Rumors with Halle Berry


Although unconfirmed, there were rumors that circulated about Costner reportedly being involved in an extra-marital affair with the actress Halle Berry, taking place in 1989 – all whilst he was still married to Cindy Silva.


Rumors with Halle Berry

During the time that these rumors were going around Hollywood, Berry’s acting career had just begun, with her making appearances in a few episodes of the series “Living Dolls.” Neither Costner or Berry ever confirmed whether these rumors were true or not.



Rumors with Michelle Pfeiffer


In 1990, again whilst Costner was still married to Silva, there were tabloid headlines that reported that the star was romantically linked with Michelle Pfeiffer, who has rose to fame after her role starring as Elvira Hancock in the 1993 classic, “Scarface.”


Rumors with Michelle Pfeiffer

Aside from being romantically associated with Costner, Halle Berry and Michelle Pfeiffer do have something else in common that we think is pretty cool: both actresses have played Cat Women sometime in their careers.



Bobbie Jean Brown divulges


In her tell-all autobiography, ““Dirty Rocker Boys: Love And Lust On The Sunset Strip,” the actress, former beauty pageant contestant and model, Bobbie Jean Brown, divulged that she had actually also had a brief fling with Costner as some point.


Bobbie Jean Brown divulges

Brown is most famous for starring in the “Cherry Pie” music video for the glam metal band, Warrant. In the memoir, she revealed that one of their nights together had gone all wrong, when she accidentally started a fire in the bedroom.



Peggy Trentini also tells-all


In addition to Bobbie Jean Brown, another celebrity that was more than happy to dish the dirt on their relationship with Costner was the model and actress, Peggy Trentini.


Peggy Trentini also tells-all

Peggy Trentini also tells-all


In her book, ““Once Upon A Star: Celebrity Kiss And Tell Stories,” Trentini revealed that she too had a low-key relationship with the actor. Although Trentini was pretty famous in the ’80s and ’90s, more recently she has decided to pursue a career in real estate.



Rumors with Mila Sorvino


Another extra-marital affair that Costner was rumored to have, was in 1993 with Mila Sorvino. Sorvino rose to fame as an actress after starring in the award-winning film, “Mighty Aphrodite” – the 1995 rom-com that was directed by Woody Allen.


Rumors with Mila Sorvino

However, during the time that she was rumored to be dating Costner, Sorvino was still a relatively unknown actress, with just a few acting roles on her resume. Costner, though, had been around in Hollywood for a few years already so this news did make the headlines.



Rumors with Holly Sampson


The model and actress, Holly Sampson, who is also known by her other names of Andrea Michaels, Nicolette Foster, and Zoe, says that she also briefly had a fling with Kevin Coster during the same year he got divorced from Cindy Silva in 1994.


Rumors with Holly Sampson

Rumors with Holly Sampson


Sampson had made a few appearances in various TV shows like “My Two Dads” and “The Wonder Years.” She later went on to feature in adult films, like “Thrills,” “Bedtime Stories,” and “Lady Chatterly’s Stories.”



Rumors with Naomi Campbell


In the mid-1990s, rumors began to swirl that Costner was in a romantic relationship with Naomi Campbell. Naomi Campbell had begun her modeling career at the young age of 15, before she went on to become one of the modeling industry’s most recognizable names.


Rumors with Naomi Campbell

Campbell has been engaged before to Adam Clayton, who was known as the bassist in the rock band, U2. She has also been engaged to the Formula One race car driver, Flavio Briatore.



Rumors with Karin Reznack


Another rumored romance that Kevin Costner has made headlines with was when he was linked with the actress and screenwriter, Karin Reznack. Reznack rose to fame in the late 1980s, working with the films “Clara’s Heart” and “Her Alibi.”


Rumors with Karin Reznack

Following the rumors of the brief fling, Reznack went on to get married to John Byrum – the famous film director from the ’90s. Whilst both Reznack and Coster have not confirmed nor denied the relationship, it would certainly not be such a far-fetched rumor, considering the actor’s history.



A scandalous massage


2006 saw Costner being involved in quite a scandal, after some scandalous rumors came out of pretty provocative behavior occuring whilst he was receiving a massage back in 2004 at a 5 star hotel.


A scandalous massage

However, one of the actor’s ex-girlfriend’s Brigit Cunningham, voiced her opinion on the actor as a note of support, issuing a statement in which she said that Kevin is pretty naive when it comes to the power he holds over girls.



Rumors with Angie Everhart


Meanwhile, in 1995, Kevin was seen on a romantic night out, having dinner with the former actress and model, Angie Everhart, who had appeared on a number of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues and would later go on to feature in Playboy magazine in 2000.


Rumors with Angie Everhart

Right before this dinner date, rumors had begun to emerge of Costner attempting to reignite his relationship with his ex-wife, Cindy. Shortly after dating Costner, Angie went on to get married to the comedian and actor, Ashley Hamilton.



Rumors with Courtney Cox


In 2001, Costnar co-starred in an action adventure film called “3000 Miles to Graceland,” with the actress Courtney Cox. However, the two had been linked for another reason, aside from working together.


Rumors with Courtney Cox

Back in 1995, according to various inside sources, Cox and Costner had briefly dated. It is pretty interesting to note that Cox got married in 1999 to another one of her co-stars in the film “3000 Miles to Graceland” – the actor David Arquette.



Rumors with Cheryl Tigs


Kevin Costner seems to have been pretty busy concerning his love life in 1995. In August that year, the actor was rumored to be romantically linked with the American fashion designer and model, Cheryl Tigs, who has been attributed the title of ““the first American supermodel.”


Rumors with Cheryl Tigs

During that same year, Tiegs had launched her sportswear collection that she named “Cheryl Tiegs Sportswear.” Tiegs is also known for featuring on multiple covers of Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Issues, in addition to TIME magazine.



His love-life disrupted Baseball games


Another wild story that Costner is associated to was disrupting the baseball player, Cal Ripken Jr.’s, record-breaking playing streak. Apparently, whilst Carl’s wife was staying at home, Costner began his affair with her.


His love-life disrupted Baseball games

Costner had become close to Ripken Jr. as he played baseball players in a few film roles. The two were allegedly caught red-handed, and Ripken Jr. pretty much roughed him up. Following this, the Baltimore Orioles were forced to cancel their upcoming game due to the incident.



Ready to settle down?


Again in 1995, Costner was seen out and about a fair few times accompanied by Joan Lunden, the American author, television host and author. She was most known for co-hosting the show “Good Morning America” during the 1980s.


Ready to settle down?

However, as a result of the constant media attention the two received, their relationship sadly came to an end. During this time, Costner had been doing press for his upcoming film, “Waterworld,” so he naturally had a lot of media attention directed towards him.



The media ruins everything


Joan Lunden reported that Costner had apparently pulled out all the stops taking her out on their first date. She described how he organized a yacht to take them around the harbor in New York City, and they had dinner on the boat.


The media ruins everything

She said that the date had been “quite romantic and quite beautiful.” However, it was not enough to just have beautiful dates with a charming actor, and the pressure from the media abruptly ended the relationship.



Maybe this time it will work


In 1996, however, it appeared as though Costner had reached a point in his life that he was ready to slow down on the flings and get into a more serious relationship. He began to date the Australian television host, actress, model and businesswoman, Elle Macpherson.


Maybe this time it will work

Their relationship moved quickly, and within just a few months, the two moved in together. Costner said that he felt as though had finally met his equal. However, before they could celebrate one year together, Macpherson and Costner broke up.



Back in the game


Shortly after ending his relationship with Elle Macpherson, Costner was back at his old game, and had a fling with the Italian-French model, singer and songwriter, Carla Bruni.


Back in the game

Bruni is recognized as being one of the world’s first supermodels, who had a reputation for dating a number of big figures, including Eric Clapton and Mick Jagger. It seems as though despite Costner’s efforts to finally settle down, he was tempted by the notion of brief flings.



Rumors with Tawny Little


1997 was a pretty great year for Kevin Costner, work-wise. He had just finished up two successful movies, and received a nomination for his role in the movie “Tina’s Cup.” He also was nominated for a Saturn Award for starring in the film, “The Postman.”


Rumors with Tawny Little

It was during this time that he met the former Miss America winner and news anchor, Tawny Little. Little and Costner briefly dated until 1998. Little had also been linked previously to Burt Reynolds and Ron Silver.



Rumors with Kelly Preston


The media throughout the years have certainly given a lot of attention to Kevin Costner’s dating life. In 1999, a rumor came out that Costner had briefly been romantically linked with his “For the Love of the Game” co-star, actress Kelly Preston.


Rumors with Kelly Preston

During this time, Preston was married to the actor John Travolta, whom she remains happily married to until today. Despite National Enquirer reporting that Travolta was infuriated by these rumors, both Preston and Costner have not confirmed the allegations.



Finally found his love?


Since divorcing in 1994, it seems as though Costner had been relentlessly searching for his next great love. Then, it finally seemed to all come together for the actor.


Finally found his love?

He met the beautiful handbag designer, Christine Baumgartner, who was a lot younger than Costner. When they first met on a golf course whilst Costner was practicing his swings for his part in “Tin Cup,” Costner had no idea what was about to transpire between them.



He doesn’t want to be a father


It is true that life after Costner’s divorce from Cindy was a bit all over the place, which the actor himself recognizes. He has said that he was “the classic single guy,” hopping from one relationship to the next.


He doesn’t want to be a father

Yet, when he met Christine and ensued a romantic relationship with the hand-bag designer, it seemed as though this free spirit was ready to settle down. However, his inability to commit to having children with Christine caused the couple to briefly split in 2002.



The bachelor’s life is starting to get dull


Being back in the bachelor’s game enlightened Costner that ending his relationship with Christine had been wrong. He said that his fear was what stopped him from marrying Christine, as he was afraid that he would be an ineffective father and she was extremely keen to have kids.


The bachelor’s life is starting to get dull

Yet, breaking up caused him to wake up, and he realized that here was a beautiful woman who was willing to be in a relationship with him, and he questioned why he would end this because she wanted to have kids.