Kevin Costner’s work schedule was ‘tough’ on wife, source says: ‘She wasn’t happy about it’ (EXCLUSIVE)

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A source told People, “During filming, Kevin is not around much. His absence has been very difficult for him.”

Jamie McCarthy / Getty Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner

Kevin CostnerDemanding work schedule was difficult for the wife Christine before her divorce filing.

among The couple broke up after 18 years of marriageA family source tells PEOPLE that while yellowstone The actor, 68, “knew” Christine, 49, was “unhappy”, adding that her divorce filing came as an “unpleasant surprise”.

“Christine wants them to spend time with their family at their Santa Barbara home,” said the source. “During filming, Kevin isn't around much. His absence has been very difficult for him.”

According to the source, “Christine doesn't want to throw herself into another project. She's obsessed with making films.” Horizon since last year. She wasn't happy about it.”

A separate source tells PEOPLE that “at times, her career has taken priority over her home life.”

“Kevin hasn't been home for a long time because of the popularity of the movie yellowstone, and the time required by his other projects. He has been in demand,” says the entertainment source.

The entertainment source added, “All this success and excitement about the new project might have taken his attention away from his family. Since it didn't seem like that would change and could potentially get worse, it created tension in the house.” ” adds up.

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MediaPunch/Shutterstock Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner

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Christine filed for divorce from Kevin last week, giving April 11 as the date of their separation.

“It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have been learned that have resulted in Mr. Costner participating in an action for dissolution of marriage,” said a representative for the actor. told people last Tuesday, “We ask that the privacy of him, Christine and their children be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”

Pair married in September 2004 And have three children together: sons Cayden, 16, and Hayes, 14, plus daughter Grace, 12. Kevin also has four grown children – daughters Annie and Lily and sons Joe and Liam – from previous relationships.

According to a source, Kevin, who Separated from first wife Cindy Silva In 1994, didn't want a divorce,

“There was nothing he wanted or wanted,” the insider said. “And if he can change the situation, he will.”

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Paramount announced this Friday morning Taylor Sheridanhit western series yellowstonestarring kevin will end after the upcoming fifth seasonwhich airs in November (pending a faster resolution Writers Guild of America strike,

But the actor and handbag designer's split “has nothing to do with yellowstone,” a source told PEOPLE on Friday.

“The the two conditions are unrelated,” the insider insisted.

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