Kevin Costner is seen for the first time since finalizing divorce
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Kevin Costner was seen in public for the first time since settling his divorce with ex-wife Christine Baumgartner.

The 68-year-old Yellowstone star — who recently unveiled the trailer for his new Western – enjoyed a lunch date with a group – which included daughter Annie Costner, 40 –  just north of Santa Barbara, California on Thursday.

Dressed in a casual V-neck sweater and khakis, the actor remained close to his eldest child while exiting The Boathouse restaurant.

He exchanged a hug with another friend while maintaining a cool demeanor in a pair of black sunglasses and white sneakers.

The outing comes after Kevin and Christine signed and filed a Marital Settlement Agreement with the court.

Kevin Costner was spotted for the first time in public since he settled his divorce with his ex-wife Christine Baumgartner

Kevin Costner was spotted for the first time in public since he settled his divorce with his ex-wife Christine Baumgartner 

The 68-year-old Yellowstone star — who recently unveiled the trailer for his new Western - enjoyed a lunch date with a group - which included daughter Annie Costner, 40 - just north of Santa Barbara, California on Thursday

The 68-year-old Yellowstone star — who recently unveiled the trailer for his new Western – enjoyed a lunch date with a group – which included daughter Annie Costner, 40 – just north of Santa Barbara, California on Thursday

Christine filed for divorce in May 2023, and despite California’s six-month waiting period, the case is now concluded after nine months. 

While the specific settlement details are undisclosed, TMZ reports that the couple’s prenup was upheld by the judge. 

Both ex-spouses pursued joint custody, and Christine is granted $63,209 monthly in child support. 

The couple signed a divorce settlement in September 2023 after 18 years of marriage.

They decided to forgo co-parenting classes, typically mandatory in such cases.

The former couple, parents to Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13, divorced last year. 

Recently, it was disclosed that Christine is dating their former neighbor Josh Connor, which had raised suspicions from Costner about their relationship, as reported by Us Week last month. 

Dressed in a casual v-neck sweater and khakis, the actor remained close to his female companion while exiting The Boathouse restaurant

Dressed in a casual v-neck sweater and khakis, the actor remained close to his female companion while exiting The Boathouse restaurant

Kevin kept  a cool demeanor in a pair of black sunglasses and white sneakers

Kevin kept  a cool demeanor in a pair of black sunglasses and white sneakers

He exchanged a hug with another friend

He exchanged a hug with another friend

The outing comes after Kevin and Christine signed and filed a Marital Settlement Agreement with the court

The outing comes after Kevin and Christine signed and filed a Marital Settlement Agreement with the court

Christine filed for divorce in May 2023, and despite California's six-month waiting period, the case is now concluded after nine months

While the specific settlement details are undisclosed, TMZ reports that the couple's prenup was upheld by the judge

Christine filed for divorce in May 2023, and despite California’s six-month waiting period, the case is now concluded after nine months

The source also told Us Weekly that since the Oscar winner has also moved on, ‘Christine doesn’t think Kevin has anything to complain about.’

‘Josh has been Christine’s rock throughout the divorce ordeal. If Kevin has a problem with that, that’s on him,’ and also noted that the couple’s close friendship had turned romantic ‘relatively recently.’

In the midst of their divorce proceedings back in August 2023, Kevin claimed that he ‘does not know for a fact’ if Baumgartner had ‘extramarital’ affairs but stated that he had been faithful during their marriage.

In December, Costner was romantically linked to singer Jewel, with a source telling People, ‘The relationship between Kevin and Jewel is fresh but not brand new. There is very big attraction on both sides.’

‘Jewel likes Kevin’s type and Kevin likes to be in a relationship, so this is cool,’ the insider continued. ‘He is having fun after his contentious divorce. He is glad that is over.’

A separate source also told DailyMail.com exclusively that the two are, ‘not serious right now,’ but are enjoying their time together.

‘Jewel likes herself a man’s man and she is all about Kevin’s country western vibe. They are having fun.’

Now that Costner has moved on, Christine said she ‘never could have imagined he and Jewel dating, but in retrospect it makes sense,’ friends told DailyMail.com earlier this month.

Both ex-spouses pursued joint custody, and Christine is granted $63,209 monthly in child support

Both ex-spouses pursued joint custody, and Christine is granted $63,209 monthly in child support

The couple signed a divorce settlement in September 2023 after 18 years of marriage

The couple signed a divorce settlement in September 2023 after 18 years of marriage

They decided to forgo co-parenting classes, typically mandatory in such cases

They decided to forgo co-parenting classes, typically mandatory in such cases

Christine cited 'irreconcilable differences' in her divorce filing; pictured 2022

Christine cited ‘irreconcilable differences’ in her divorce filing; pictured 2022

Nine months after documents were filed to end their marriage, Kevin Costner and his ex-wife Christine Baumgartner have settled their divorce and finalized the judgment' pictured 2019

Nine months after documents were filed to end their marriage, Kevin Costner and his ex-wife Christine Baumgartner have settled their divorce and finalized the judgment’ pictured 2019

The former couple welcomed three children during the course of their marriage: Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13

The former couple welcomed three children during the course of their marriage: Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13

Earlier this month it was reported that Costner and singer Jewel (L) are dating after they spent days getting cozy in the Caribbean following his contentious divorce

Earlier this month it was reported that Costner and singer Jewel (L) are dating after they spent days getting cozy in the Caribbean following his contentious divorce

‘They’re both into music, into that cowboy thing. What’s not to like about her. At least Jewel is a down to earth person and has her own thing going on,’ our source said.

‘Christine said the last thing she wanted was for some fame seeker to come along and play mom to their three children. 

‘But Jewel has a son of her own, she has her own life and isn’t a gold digger. So that’s a relief.’ ‘

She said she’s happy for him, but it still isn’t a great feeling seeing your ex with someone new,’ the friend said.

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