ASPEN, Colorado (AP) – Actor Kevin Costner has welcomed a new furry addition to his family, introducing his adorable puppy to fans through social media. The 69-year-old actor shared heartwarming snapshots of the playful dog on his Instagram, showcasing the pup’s first moments as a part of the Costner household. Costner captioned the post, expressing his love for the newest member of the family, just months after finalizing his divorce from Christine Baumgartner, his wife of 19 years.
The photos captured the puppy enjoying the sunshine, napping in Costner’s arms, and resting on the floor with an adorable bone-shaped nametag. The actor’s Instagram stories also revealed the dog’s luxurious life, including a trip to the beachfront property. Costner’s divorce from Baumgartner was finalized in September 2023, after a nearly two-decade-long marriage. The couple shares two sons and a daughter.
Costner’s surprise at the divorce was evident, and it was revealed that Baumgartner had started dating financier Josh Connor, a former neighbor of the couple in Palm Springs. The 49-year-old Connor, who recently divorced and has three children, began dating Baumgartner just five months after finalizing his own divorce. Costner had reportedly suspected something going on between the two before their relationship became public.
Overall, Costner’s heartwarming introduction of his new furry friend has been met with warm wishes from fans, as he continues to navigate life after his divorce. The actor’s openness about his personal life continues to endear him to fans around the world.