Kevin Costner didn't want to have any more kids after fathering 4, then second wife gave him an ultimatum

Although Kevin Costner has seven children as of right now, he wasn't always sure he wanted more after having three children with his first marriage.

An ultimatum was made to Kevin Costner. He needed to either move on and stop squandering their time or decide whether he wanted to have kids with his girlfriend Christine Baumgartner.

Everyone has some relationship requirements that are non-negotiable. For others, it's integrity, while for others, religion ranks highly. The subject of children is also often up for discussion. While some individuals could be certain of what they want, others might still be hesitant.

Uncertainty or conflict between partners can break up relationships. After they couldn't agree on whether or not they should have children together, it led to a gap between Kevin Costner and his then-girlfriend Christine Baumgartner.

Only until Baumgartner issued an ultimatum did Costner alter his mind about wanting additional children.

When they were both in college in 1975, Costner met Cindy Silva, who would become his first wife.

She was charming, wiser than I am, and lovely. Costner said of his first wife, "She epitomized everything about women that I adore.

After three years of dating, the couple got married.

The couple's first child, Annie, was born in 1984 thanks to Silva. In 1986, they welcomed Lily into the family, and in 1988, Silva gave birth to a son named Joe, expanding the family once again.

Fatherhood was a joy for Costner. The most significant aspect of his life, he claimed, was being a father.

Silva stayed at home to take care of their kids as Costner continued his job as they got older.

His absence, though, caused his marriage to suffer since there were allegations that he was having an affair.

Silva put up with Costner's "sexy roles" and the gossip, but the pair announced in 1994 that they were divorcing after 16 years of marriage.

After being divorced, Costner started dating Bridget Rooney. A son was born to the couple in November 1996.

He reconnected with handbag designer Christine Baumgartner after their initial encounter while playing golf two years prior. Their relationship started in 1998.

We swapped numbers, and I promised to call her in two weeks if she didn't mind. I was unaware that was comparable to insulting a woman, he said to People in 2003.

The couple got along despite their 20-year age gap, with the exception of kids. Costner, who was in his 40s when he met her, did not want any more children, but Baumgartner desired to have children.

He exclusively revealed to Closer Weekly in June 2018 that "fear delayed me from marrying Christine." I was concerned that I wouldn't be a good parent even though [she] wanted to have a child.

Costner said that Baumgartner gave him a deadline.

"I'll wait for you, but not for very long. Come return to me when you have a change of heart.

While Costner took his time to consider his options, the pair temporarily broke up.

The pair eventually reconciled.

He recalled that when he first woke up, he wondered, "Am I going to lose a beautiful woman who is eager to remain with me until the very last breath because I am frightened to say yes to a child?" "That was all it needed. Sometimes you find that the thing that scares you the most can really save your life.

In Aspen, Colorado, on their ranch, the couple was hitched in 2004.

They had their first kid together three years later. In 2009 and 2010, they welcomed a boy and a daughter into their family.

Despite his initial reservations about having additional kids, Costner has grown to like being a father to his seven kids.

In the movies, you get to play heroes, but sometimes you simply get to be a dad and go home. In my life, I have taken on two roles: fatherhood, for which I will always be rewarded, and acting in movies, for which I get compensated.
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