Legendary actor Kevin Costner took his time to share his sentiments about being a father to seven children.
Kevin Costner is one of Hollywood's greatest actors, with several box-office and critically-acclaimed films under his belt. His most memorable movies include "The Untouchables," "Hidden Figures," "The Bodyguard," "A Perfect World" and "Message in a Bottle."
The 63-year-old star has also won several awards, including two Academy Awards, three Golden Globe Awards, two Screen Actors Guild Awards, and one Emmy Award.
Kevin Costner and his family at the premiere of "McFarland, USA" at the El Capitan Theatre on February 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. Source: Getty Images
But the achievement Kevin is most proud of is being a father to daughters Annie, Lily, and Grace; and sons Joe, Liam, Cayden, and Hayes. They are his children from three different relationships. The actor's children range in age from eight to 34.
He once said in an interview that having three sets of children could be very difficult, but that he wouldn't have it any other way.
"As my children interact together, there’s always this little bit of, 'Do you care for us now as much as you do them?' That’s just a natural thing that happens, and you have to talk about how big love is," shared the actor.
Kevin's three kids, Annie, Lily, and Joe, followed in their father's footsteps in the entertainment industry. Annie became a film producer and founded her own production company, Sound Off Films.
Meanwhile, Lily and Joe are actors who appeared in "The Postman" alongside their father. Lily was also in the movie "Black and White," while Joe appeared in "Tin Cup." Their brother, Liam, on the other hand, stays out of the limelight.
As for Kevin's three youngest kids, Grace, Cayden, and Hayes, they sometimes attend red carpet events with their father but mostly stay at home and lead normal lives.
Kevin Costner, Christine Baumgartner and their kids attend the premiere of Disney's "McFarland, USA" at the El Capitan Theatre on February 9, 2015 in Hollywood, California. | Source: Shutterstock
LIFE AS A DAD
Kevin explained that the ability to love more people doesn't mean you love one person less." Love seems to be always able to hang on to as many people as needs to be in that circle," he said.
The "Hidden Figures" actor continued that he constantly reminds his older children not to get jealous when he gives more attention to their younger siblings.
Kevin tells them that they have had more time with him and that he wouldn't be able to spend as much time with their younger siblings.
Kevin Costner, Christine Baumgartner and their kits at the Los Angeles premiere of 20th Century Fox's "The Art of Racing In The Rain" held at El Capitan Theatre on August 01, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. | Source: Shutterstock
LIFE AS AN ACTOR
In another interview, the actor revealed that his three youngest children are not aware of what he does for a living. The actor shared the funny incident when his youngest daughter, Grace, saw him on television.
The "Yellowstone" actor is also close to his children and makes their breakfast whenever possible.
He was watching his movie, "Black or White," when Grace came in and sat next to him. She saw the scene when he came out of a pool. She took notice of his fat belly, and he explained to her that he was going to be a grandfather in the film.
Apart from his expertise as an actor, Kevin is also experienced in romantic relationships after being twice married. The "Field of Dreams" star married his first wife, Cindy Silva, in 1978 and had three children together, Annie, Lily, and Joe.
Sadly, their relationship only lasted over ten years and officially ended in 1994. Soon after, Kevin met Bridget Rooney, the mother of his son, Liam. Their relationship was brief and did not result in marriage.
It wasn't until 2004 that Kevin walked down the aisle again with model-turned-bag designer Christine Baumgartner. Together, they are parents to Cayden, Hayes, and Grace.
CLOSER IN QUARANTINE
Despite the many negative news the pandemic brought, Kevin can proudly say that being in quarantine brought him closer to his wife and children. In an interview, he shared:
"Our partnership has really come into focus about what we do for each other and how we deal with our family."
Meanwhile, the "Yellowstone" actor is also close to his children and makes their breakfast whenever possible. However, when it comes to academic-related topics, it's Baumgartner they run to.