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Awkward! Kevin Costner Acts Clueless When Asked About Ex-Wife Christine Baumgartner's Rumored Romance With Former Neighbor

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Jan. 26 2024, Published 9:32 a.m. ET

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What neighbor? Kevin Costner has no idea what you're talking about.

The Yellowstone star was trying to make his way through the paparazzi swarmed crowds of LAX on Wednesday, January 24, when he was pestered with questions about his ex-wife Christine Baumgartner's rumored relationship with their former neighbor, Josh Connor, who was living just doors down from Costner's Santa Barbara mansion prior to his marital demise.

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Kevin Costner dodged questions about his ex-wife while walking through LAX.

"I don’t have a next-door neighbor," the 69-year-old curtly commented in response to the photographer before continuing to move through security, according to a video obtained by a news publication.

When the paparazzi attempted to reframe the question, clarifying it was his "ex next-door neighbor," as Connor, 49, has reportedly since moved out, Costner declined to provide any further remarks.

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Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner finalized their divorce in September 2023.

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Just before the clip ended, however, Costner can be seen flashing a slight witty smirk, seemingly acknowledging the questions about Baumgartner that continued to flood in.

The Bodyguard actor's airport appearance came on the very same day a source admitted Costner has "strong suspicions that something was going on between Christine and Josh" prior to his ex-wife filing for divorce after 18 years of marriage in May 2023.

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Kevin Costner welcomed his new pup months after finalizing his divorce from ex-wife Christine Baumgartner.

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"Their close [bond] was a real elephant in the room," the insider dished of the handbag designer and their then-mutual friend — who just so happened to file for divorce from his spouse five months before Baumgartner filed a petition to end her and Costner's marriage.

While Baumgartner's rumored relationship has raised eyebrows, the confidante insisted things between her and Connor didn't turn romantic until "relatively recently," claiming it was around the same time Costner allegedly moved on with singer Jewel.

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"Christine doesn’t think Kevin has anything to complain about," the source spilled. "Josh has been Christine’s rock throughout the divorce ordeal. If Kevin has a problem with that, that’s on him."

Baumgartner's suspected fling with Connor first gained attention in July 2023, when they were spotted on an intimate vacation in Hawaii together just two months after the mom-of-three called it quits on her marriage — which wasn't finalized until September of last year.

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Christine Baumgartner reportedly moved on with the exes' former neighbor Josh Connor.

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And while Connor was "initially just a friend" it seems at some point a true spark ignited between the two, a separate source revealed earlier this month, as OK! previously reported.

"He is a divorced dad and understands what she’s been going through," the insider explained of the financier and Baumgartner — who shares Cayden Wyatt, 15, Hayes Logan, 14, and Grace Avery, 13, with Costner. "They both love the ocean and beach life. It’s something that makes Christine happy."

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Entertainment Tonight obtained a video of Costner walking through LAX.

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