Kevin Costner Has 7 Children, 1 Was A Surprise

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The man known for his acting talents and incredibly good looks is also a very loving family man and is father to seven children – all ranging in age from 36 to 10.

Of course, Kevin Costner is known for his long list of film credits starting way back in the early 1980s and culminating with his most recent success on television with Yellowstone. But, at home, Costner is known for his dedication to his beloved children and for being a laid-back family man.

Kevin Costner and his first wife, Cindy Silva, wed in 1978 and had three beautiful children together during the course of their 16-year marriage. Silva even went on to work with her husband on the set of his famous film, Dances With Wolves.

Costner and Silva welcomed two daughters and one boy, Annie (1984), Lily (1987), and Joe (1988) before they ended things in 1994 stating that they had “amicably resolved all issues.”

Later, in a brief fling after his marriage ended, Costner began dating Bridget Rooney, socialite and an heiress to Pittsburgh Steelers and the now-wife of billionaire William Koch.

This relationship led to the birth of a child, named Liam, who Bridget had claimed belonged to Costner. While they were only together a year, she was certain the beautiful baby boy belonged to the actor. Costner disputed this, according to People Magazine, and refused to acknowledge the child was his.

Rooney later demanded a paternity test and the results were unmistakable: Liam was Costner’s child. At that point, Costner took every measure to do right by his youngest child (at the time) and set up a rather large trust fund and began occasionally visiting him. Very few photographs exist of Liam as he has led a much quieter life than his father.

Following his tryst with Rooney, Costner later became involved with former model Christine Baumgartner in early 2000. They dated off and on for a while before finally tying the knot in 2004.

The pair have since welcomed three additional children into the family: Cayden (13), Hayes (11), and Grace (10).

Costner admits that having such a variety of ages of children is definitely unique and has many enjoyable aspects.

“All my kids are showered with love,” he once told Good Housekeeping.

Watch him talk about taking his youngest three to see the doctor for a flu shot below.