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Who Is Kevin Costner’s Rumored Girlfriend Who Lived in One-Room Cabin with No Electricity – All about Jewel

Dorcus Osongo
Jun 20, 2024
11:35 A.M.
  • Kevin Costner and Jewel have sparked dating rumors, stirring fans' opinions.
  • Jewel spoke of her abusive childhood and how she is now a successful artist and devoted mother.
  • Jewel and Kevin, both divorced, have addressed dating rumors and shared how they see each other.
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Kevin Costner speaks onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 27, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner speaks onstage during the 94th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood, California, on March 27, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

"Yellowstone" actor Kevin Costner has found himself in the midst of relationship rumors. Just after his high-profile divorce, the movie star was seen with a fellow celebrity.

Kevin Costner in Germany on February 27, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner in Germany on February 27, 2010. | Source: Getty Images

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At the center of these speculations is Jewel, the renowned singer-songwriter. She is known for overcoming a challenging upbringing to achieve great success. Now, Kevin and Jewel have broken their silence by speaking about their alleged relationship. They have also shared how they view each other.

Kevin Costner at the Chiltern Firehouse in London, England, on October 16, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner at the Chiltern Firehouse in London, England, on October 16, 2014. | Source: Getty Images

Kevin was previously married to Christine Baumgartner, before she filed for divorce in May 2023. The actor's representative confirmed the end of his marriage in a statement. He said that Kevin was regrettably involved in a dissolution of marriage action.

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner arrive for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Santa Monica, California, on February 27, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner arrive for the 28th Annual Screen Actors Guild (SAG) Awards in Santa Monica, California, on February 27, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

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The couple had gotten married on September 2004 at Kevin's 160-acre ranch in Aspen, Colorado. They went on to have three children, Cayden, 17, Hayes, 15, and Grace, 14. Kevin also has four older children from previous relationships, namely, Annie, Lily, Joe, and Liam.

Kevin Costner, Christine Baumgartner and their kids Grace Avery, Hayes Logan, and Cayden Wyatt Costner at the world premiere of "McFarland, USA" in Hollywood, California, on February 9, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner, Christine Baumgartner and their kids Grace Avery, Hayes Logan, and Cayden Wyatt Costner at the world premiere of "McFarland, USA" in Hollywood, California, on February 9, 2015. | Source: Getty Images

The actor's marriage to Christine was his second one after being married for 16 years to Cindy Silva. Cindy and Kevin divorced in 1994.

Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva during at Mann's Village Theater in Westwood, California, on December 17, 1991. | Source; Getty Images

Kevin Costner and Cindy Silva during at Mann's Village Theater in Westwood, California, on December 17, 1991. | Source; Getty Images

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However, it is Kevin's divorce from Christine that was contentious. The court proceedings dragged on due to their disagreement over child-support payments.

The exes also appeared in court to come to terms with the timeline of Christine moving out of their family compound in Santa Barbara, California.

Eventually, in September 2023, Kevin and Christine Baumgartner reached an amicable resolution. They mutually agreed on all issues regarding their divorce.

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On February 16, 2024, their marriage was terminated and the two officially finalized their divorce. They agreed to retain joint custody of their kids.

The finalized divorce marked the end of their romance. The two had met in 1996 at a golf course where Kevin was rehearsing for his romantic comedy film, "Tin Cup." They started dating in 1998 when they reunited at a restaurant.

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner at the Big 3 Records Monte Carlo Invitational Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament on October 6, 2000. | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner at the Big 3 Records Monte Carlo Invitational Pro-Celebrity Golf Tournament on October 6, 2000. | Source: Getty Images

Now, online users are convinced Kevin has moved on and is dating Jewel, who aside from being a singer and songwriter, is also a poet and humanitarian.

The rumors of Kevin and Jewel's relationship were intensified when the singer made a gratitude post on Instagram on November 28, 2023. She thanked Kevin for mentoring kids at a yearly fundraising event at her Inspiring Children Foundation on Necker Island.

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Jewel, Kevin Costner, and other guests at Necker Island, on an Instagram video dated, Novemver 28, 2023. | Source: Instagram/jewel/

Jewel, Kevin Costner, and other guests at Necker Island, on an Instagram video dated, Novemver 28, 2023. | Source: Instagram/jewel/

She shared clips of her time on the island for the event, mentioning that the tennis event raises funds for her foundation. Fans commended Jewel's work with the foundation.

Still, one fan couldn't help but comment on Kevin's presence, writing, "Stuck on an island with Kevin Costner you poor dear! Untouchable fun!❤️😍."

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After this fundraising event, photos shot on Richard Branson's Necker Island popped up online in December 2023. Kevin and Jewel were in a cozy pose on a yacht. The actor embraced Jewel from behind, his arms wrapped tenderly around her waist.

Kevin's face lit up with a warm smile, clearly savoring the moment. Jewel, nestled comfortably within his embrace, appeared genuinely happy as she spoke into a microphone.

News outlets claimed Kevin moved on from his split with Christine, with sources suggesting a new relationship with Jewel.

Jewel attends Project Angel Food's Angel Awards Gala at Project Angel Food in Hollywood, California, on September 23, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel attends Project Angel Food's Angel Awards Gala at Project Angel Food in Hollywood, California, on September 23, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

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Fans, who also saw the Caribbean vacation pictures gave their views on the rumored relationship between Kevin and Jewel. One fan gushed, "Aww..I think they are cute ❤️ together!" An admirer agreed with this user, saying, "They'd be cute together." "Good for him. ☺️," wrote another fan in support.

Jewel is seen outside “Tamron Hall Show" in New York City, on February 23, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel is seen outside “Tamron Hall Show" in New York City, on February 23, 2023. | Source: Getty Images

Another supportive online user simply said, "I support this❤️." One fan urged those speculating to leave the pair alone, "Even if he is dating her what's the big deal. It's their business."

Jewel, on an Instagram post shared onMay 17, 2024. | Source: Instagram/jewel/

Jewel, on an Instagram post shared onMay 17, 2024. | Source: Instagram/jewel/

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Kevin's rumored girlfriend is now a successful artist who has been nominated for Grammy awards. However, her life has not always been about glamour and success as it is now.

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Jewel's mom, Lenedra Caroll, left her and her two brothers with their dad, Atz Kilcher when she was only eight. The four moved to a 600-acre homestead with no running water in Homer, Alaska, where in her childhood, the singer worked with animals.

Jewel in 1998. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel in 1998. | Source: Getty Images

The stress of being a single father got to her dad and he resorted to alcohol, giving Jewel an abusive childhood. So, at 15, Jewel left her rocky childhood home and hitchhiked several hundred miles to start a new life.

Jewel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's benefit for its Costume Institute, on December 9, 1996. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel at the Metropolitan Museum of Art's benefit for its Costume Institute, on December 9, 1996. | Source: Getty Images

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She paid $400 for a new home and stood at the front door looking at its state. As much as her new dwelling was a one-room ramshackle cabin with no electricity and water, it was an incredible step for Jewel.

Jewel in 1998. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel in 1998. | Source: Getty Images

She was at peace even though she was leaving behind her childhood, which she noted had long been abandoned anyway.

She explained, "I reasoned that I could live in a cabin with an abusive father, or I could just live…live in a cabin. I chose the latter." During this time, Jewel received a partial scholarship to the Interlochen Arts Academy in Michigan.

Jewel attends 24th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, on January 27, 1996. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel attends 24th Annual American Music Awards at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, California, on January 27, 1996. | Source: Getty Images

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To cover the rest of the tuition, she organized a benefit concert. She showcased the yodeling and performing skills she developed while entertaining in hotels and bars with her father as a child.

Homer native Tom Bodett, known for Motel 6's slogan, saying, "We'll leave the light on for you," provided the remaining funds.

Jewel at The 39th Annual Grammy Awards on February 26, 1997. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel at The 39th Annual Grammy Awards on February 26, 1997. | Source: Getty Images

After graduating, she moved to San Diego to live with her mother, who was struggling with health issues and unable to work. They became homeless after Jewel’s employer withheld her pay when she rejected his sexual advances.

Jewel and her mother, Lenedra Carroll, during Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy Honors Arif Mardin in New York City, on May 14, 2001. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and her mother, Lenedra Carroll, during Nordoff-Robbins Center for Music Therapy Honors Arif Mardin in New York City, on May 14, 2001. | Source: Getty Images

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While living in her car, Jewel performed in coffeehouses. She was discovered at 19, leading to a successful music career with over 30 million albums sold.

Jewel on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on December 26, 1995 | Source: Getty Images

Jewel on "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno" on December 26, 1995 | Source: Getty Images

Unfortunately, her mother managed her career until she discovered by the age of 29 that her finances had been mismanaged. She was left millions of dollars in debt, a revelation she detailed in her 2015 memoir, "Never Broken-Songs Are Only Half the Story."

Jewel and Lenedra Caroll during nominations for the 29th Annual American Music Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on November 13, 2001. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and Lenedra Caroll during nominations for the 29th Annual American Music Awards in Beverly Hills, California, on November 13, 2001. | Source: Getty Images

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Jewel admitted that she naively didn't know what her mother was until she was in her 30s. "I woke up and realized she embezzled all of my money — over $100 million," she revealed.

The singer recounted how she began to uncover discrepancies between what her mother had told her and the actual truth at around this time. The singer realized that the reasons for her family's separation after her parents' divorce were not what she had believed as a child.

Jewel and Lenedra Caroll during the press Conference for Higher Ground for Humanity in Hollywood, California, on April 25, 1999. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and Lenedra Caroll during the press Conference for Higher Ground for Humanity in Hollywood, California, on April 25, 1999. | Source: Getty Images

Contrary to her initial thoughts, her father had not taken her and her siblings away from her mother. Instead, her mother had left because she did not want to take on the responsibilities of motherhood.

Jewel and Lenedra Caroll on ABC's "The Revolution" - Season One, on January 18, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and Lenedra Caroll on ABC's "The Revolution" - Season One, on January 18, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

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At 34, the singer painfully realized she was $3 million in debt due to her mother's financial mismanagement. This revelation forced her to confront the stark contrast between her perception of her mother and reality.

Jewel and Lenedra Carroll at a party hosted by Rolling Stone magazine on May 21, 1998. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and Lenedra Carroll at a party hosted by Rolling Stone magazine on May 21, 1998. | Source: Getty Images

"Having to go back as a 34-year-old and rework your psyche was not fun but so powerful," shared Jewel. Still, she has pain inside her about what her mom did. "I can't tell you the tears I've cried to see who my mom really is," she divulged.

Even to this day, her heart cries out with the desire to have a mom in her life. But she acknowledged, "I know that it is not safe with her. Every day I miss having a mom. But I don't miss Nedra. ..."

Lenedra Carroll and Jewel at Helping Hands 2 at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, on December 12, 2001 | Source: Getty Images

Lenedra Carroll and Jewel at Helping Hands 2 at the American Folk Art Museum in New York City, on December 12, 2001 | Source: Getty Images

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After learning the truth, Jewel implemented significant changes in her life. She began to mend her relationship with her father, who decided to pursue sobriety in his sixties.

Through reconciliation, she learned about her father's tough childhood. This perspective helped her appreciate how well he raised her and her siblings.

Jewel with her father, Atz Kilcher, on stage during the first day of the Wellness Your Way Festival in Denver, Colorado, on August 16, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel with her father, Atz Kilcher, on stage during the first day of the Wellness Your Way Festival in Denver, Colorado, on August 16, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Despite his hardships, including feeling safe for the first time in Vietnam, Jewel's dad still showed up for his kids. Regarding her mother, Jewel feels compassion but says that their relationship remains estranged. She does not anticipate reconciliation but focuses on her own healing and well-being.

Jewel and Lenedra Caroll attend Vogue Magazine Party at the Puck Building in New York City, on January 20, 1999. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and Lenedra Caroll attend Vogue Magazine Party at the Puck Building in New York City, on January 20, 1999. | Source: Getty Images

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Jewel emphasized that her happiness doesn't depend on her mother's actions. She also understood that true harm comes from making decisions based on past traumas. "The real freedom we give ourselves is being able to make decisions not based on that trauma," she articulated.

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The singer's past tragedies haven't stopped her from pursuing happiness. The 50-year-old multi-platinum singer often shares her life on Instagram, singing and going on vacations.

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She recently attended the Los Angeles LGBT Centre Gala. At the event, Jewel was stunning in a silver-black dress with ruffled, feather-like sleeves. Upon sharing pictures from the event online, fans complimented her look.

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One fan wrote, "Such an Amazing and Beautiful Woman ❤️❤️," while another admirer told the singer "You look stunning ❤️."

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Jewel also went ahead to get married in 2008. She and rodeo star Ty Murray tied the knot in a private ceremony in the Bahamas.

Their wedding took place at the Cove Atlantis. The singer wore a traditional white wedding dress while Ty was in blue jeans, a white shirt, and a cowboy hat.

Jewel and Ty Murray attend the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 14, 2008. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and Ty Murray attend the CMT Music Awards in Nashville, Tennessee, on April 14, 2008. | Source: Getty Images

The couple, who never announced their engagement, had been together for ten years before getting married. They shared a 2,200-acre ranch in Stephenville, Texas.

Jewel and Ty Murray attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's Restaurant on March 5, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and Ty Murray attend the Vanity Fair Oscar Party at Morton's Restaurant on March 5, 2006. | Source: Getty Images

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Sadly, just like her rumored partner, Kevin, Jewel's marriage ended in divorce. They announced in a blog post in 2014 that they were splitting up after six years of marriage.

Jewel and Ty Murray speak onstage during the American Country Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 10, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and Ty Murray speak onstage during the American Country Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on December 10, 2012. | Source: Getty Images

The statement noted that the divorce would allow the pair a chance to discover who they were to each other with love rather than with malice. Jewel and Ty are parents to their son, Kase Townes. Even as they parted ways, they wished only what was best for their son.

Jewel and Kase Townes Murray are seen during Live in the Vineyard in Napa, California, on November 2, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel and Kase Townes Murray are seen during Live in the Vineyard in Napa, California, on November 2, 2019. | Source: Getty Images

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After her divorce, Jewel adopted a more strategic and deliberate approach to her music career and parenting. Faced with the reality of being a single mother at 40, she had to make significant decisions to balance her personal and professional life.

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She noted that this period, "Reminded me of being 18 and homeless; my whole life got disrupted. Divorce is obviously super painful, and you have to redefine everything."

Jewel focused on providing stability for her son, a crucial thing to her, given her unconventional upbringing. She emphasized the importance of authentic living while ensuring financial stability.

Kase Townes Murray and Jewel attend NBC's "American Song Contest" Week 3 in Universal City, California, on April 4, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Kase Townes Murray and Jewel attend NBC's "American Song Contest" Week 3 in Universal City, California, on April 4, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

The singer knew that the music industry's demands were relentless and unpredictable. So, she sought to create an alternative income source. This interest led her to build a wellness company, which creatively and intellectually stimulates her.

Colleen Lindholz, Kroger Health President, and Jewel speak before the start of Women in Wellness during the second day of The Wellness Experience by Kroger in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 21, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

Colleen Lindholz, Kroger Health President, and Jewel speak before the start of Women in Wellness during the second day of The Wellness Experience by Kroger in Cincinnati, Ohio, on August 21, 2021. | Source: Getty Images

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Jewel now seems to have made space and time in her life for love again. When asked about her rumored relationship with Kevin, she blushed and said, "He is a great person."

She spoke of how the rumored romance has sparked online discussions and admitted, "The public speculation is intense for sure."

Kevin Costner visits SiriusXM's 'The Howard Stern Show' at SiriusXM Studios in New York City, on June 18, 2024.  | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner visits SiriusXM's 'The Howard Stern Show' at SiriusXM Studios in New York City, on June 18, 2024. | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner has also set the record straight on whether he and Jewel are dating. He answered "no" when asked if he was in love right now and said all the talks going around were just rumors. Still, he liked the idea of being in love.

Kevin Costner speaks onstage during the Paramount+ UK launch in London, England, on June 20, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner speaks onstage during the Paramount+ UK launch in London, England, on June 20, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

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The actor revealed that he and Jewel, whom he called Jewel "fantastic," "beautiful," and "special, are only friends. The two have never been on a date and Kevin doesn't want the rumors that they are in a relationship to ruin his friendship with her.

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Kevin explained that the rumor started because he finally accepted Richard's request to go to Necker Island. On the private plane back and from, he flew with Jewel, Emma Watson, as well as other people who weren't celebrities.

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They stayed on the island for three days. So, people thought he and Jewel had a thing because they flew together in a private plane. However, Kevin, who shared these details, added that what people didn't know was that there were other individuals on the plane.

Jewel on season 3 of "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on April 19, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

Jewel on season 3 of "The Kelly Clarkson Show" on April 19, 2022. | Source: Getty Images

The actor thinks Jewel is clever and incredible as he has had great conversations with her. However, he still wants people to understand they are not and have never gone out.

Kevin added that Jewel, just like him, has been through a lot. The pair are focused on rebuilding their lives and pursuing their careers and charitable projects.

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