Christine Baumgartner Biography
Christine Baumgartner is an American model and handbag designer. She is famous due to her marriage with Kevin Costner an ‘Oscar’ winning Hollywood actor, director, producer, and musician. Christine is also the owner of the handbag line called ‘Cat Bag Couture.’ The line is a collection of carefully designed highly functional carrier bags that are also very fashionable. In 2005, some of her handbags were even showcased on the opening episode of the reality show ‘Desperate Housewives’ and were carried by leading actresses in the show.
Christine Baumgartner Age
Christine was born on the 4th of March 1974. She is 48 years as of 2023.
Christine Baumgartner Family
Baumgartner was officially born Christine Anne Baumgartner in California, United States. His father was called Jim Baumgartner but there is no information regarding her mother. She went to California State University in Fullerton, California. She successfully completed her major in Business at the University.
Christine Baumgartner Wife
Christine Baumgartner had a brief encounter with Kevin Costner who would become her future husband, at a golf course in the late 1980s. During that time Costner was still married to his first wife Cindy Silva. Due to fate Kevin and Christine met again over a decade later in 1998 at a restaurant. They eventually started dating as os this time he had already divorced his wife. The couple got engaged in 2003 and consequently tied the knot on September 25, 2004. The wedding was a star-studded ceremony that was held at his 165-acre ranch outside Aspen, Colorado. Costner came to the location in a horse-drawn carriage, while the wife arrived in a vintage green pickup truck.
Christine Baumgartner Children
Christine and Kevin welcomed their first child, a son called Cayden Wyatt Costner, on May 6, 2007. After his birth, Costner told ‘People’ that he was actually worried that he might not be alive to raise his child due to his old age. They went ahead and welcomed two more children; son Hayes Logan Costner who was born on February 12, 2009, and daughter Grace Avery Costner who was born on June 2, 2010. Lily Costner the daughter of Kevin and Cindy Silva
Christine Baumgartner Height
She stands on a height of 5 feet 6 inches tall. She weighs around 55 Kg.
Christine Baumgartner Salary
The annual average salary of a handbag designer in the United States is $108,047.
Christine Baumgartner Career
Christine became Interested in fashion and style while she was still young. She started her professional career as a model as well at the same young age. However, during her late 20s, she turned into a fashion designer out of necessity. According to her, she had decided to design her own handbags as the available ones, were not good enough for her. Since she was a regular computer user, she was looking for a fashionable as well as functional laptop carrier that would satisfy all her needs. She eventually made some sample designs herself, which impressed her then-boyfriend Kevin Costner who encouraged her to take the next step and become a designer. He also helped her both financially and morally to set up her company.
Christine then teamed up with a friend named Tamara Muro and started her business in 2004. They called their bag collection Cat Bag Couture, with the initials ‘Cat’ being an acronym for Christine and Tamara. Unfortunately, her friend left their joint venture due to family obligations, prompting Christine to rename her business as CBC brand came to represent her own married name, Christine Baumgartner Costner.
Christine strongly believes in hard work, she also acknowledges that her husband’s popularity enabled her brand to gain the attention that it deserves.
Christine Baumgartner Bags
The bags are colorful and are made with fuzzy materials that make them comfortable wrist rest. During an interview, Christine is quoted saying “I am surprised that no one had done it yet, I see these businesswomen who look fantastic and then they are carrying boring black bags.” This was probably the origin of her business idea.
After the laptop bags came other ideas. “Some of the girls I know would ask me to make a bag, so I started sketching styles for day and evening,” she says. Most are named after family and friends who inspire her. “I love classic women who are strong and feminine,” she says.
Christine Baumgartner Movies
Christine has also featured herself on several television shows and documentaries including ‘Primetime’, ‘Biography’, ‘Die Johannes B. Kerner Show’, ‘Inside Edition, ‘Entertainment Tonight’, and ‘Extra’.
Christine Baumgartner Net Worth
Christine Baumgartner net worth is estimated at around U.S. $4 – $5 Million. Her primary source of income is her acting career.
Christine Baumgartner Obituary
Christine is not dead. She is alive and well and spends time with her family.