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Kevin Costner’s estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, has found companionship with one of his friends.
The former handbag designer, 49, was spotted on vacation in Hawaii with Josh Connor, a California-based financier whom TMZ identified as one of the “Yellowstone” star’s close pals.
The businessman has reportedly been good friends with Baumgartner for some time as well, as he resides close to the Costners’ family home in Carpinteria, Calif.
In photos obtained by the outlet, Baumgartner and Connor are seen going for an oceanside walk together.
She is seen wearing a purple maxi dress, white sandals and a pair of sunglasses, while also holding onto a large white hat.
Connor, for his part, appears shirtless, wearing only brown shorts, a cap, sunglasses and a blue shirt in his hands.
They both seemed to be in good spirits as they had smiles on their faces during the scenic stroll. However, there was noticeably no PDA.
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A source told TMZ Friday that Baumgartner and Connor, who is also divorced, have “absolutely no romantic relationship.”
“They have been good friends for years,” the insider also insisted.
Page Six has reached out to both Baumgartner and Costner’s reps for comment, but did not immediately hear back in time for publication.
The former model is not on vacation with just Connor, though, as she was photographed earlier this week having a fun beach day with her kids on the island.
She appeared happy as she snapped some selfies with her 13-year-old daughter, Grace, at some points. The mother of three also shares son Cayden, 16, and Hayes, 14, with Costner.
Baumgartner filed for divorce from the movie star in May after 18 years of marriage, citing “irreconcilable differences.”
The past few months have consisted of several battles inside the courtroom over the former couple’s finances, despite there being a premarital agreement between the two.
Most recently, a judge ruled that Costner, 68, would have to pay more than $129,000 a month in child support, which is more than double the amount he requested.
Baumgartner was reportedly “relieved” over the outcome, even though she initially wanted her ex to pay $248,000 a month.
However, the California-born designer did take a loss in regards to where she will reside for the foreseeable future.
Baumgartner wanted to continue to live in the marital home in Carpinteria, arguing in part that the house was where the “children have lived in for their entire lives.”
However, per the premarital agreement, she was mandated to move out within 30 days of a separation and Costner had to set her up with a separate $1.2 million property.
The “Bodyguard” star also agreed to give his ex a $10,000 advance toward her moving costs and $30,000 per month for a rental house “as part of his child support obligations.”
Earlier this month, a judge decided that Baumgartner must vacate the estate by July 31, which means she has just over a week to return from Hawaii and move out.
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