Academy Award winner, and Dances with Wolves and Yellowstone fame, Kevin Costner caught the attention of the world not only with his movies but also for his recent relationship rumors with singer Jewel. Famous for songs like Foolish Games and You Were Meant for Me, Jewel has had a great career over the years, and she has been actively involved with her philanthropic acts too.

Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner | via Kevin Costner’s Instagram

Rumors of Costner and Jewel having an affair have been circulating for quite some time now, and both have commented on the speculation in their own ways. Despite the rumors, Costner recently mentioned the need to maintain his friendship with Jewel while praising her personality.

The Beginning of Kevin Costner and Jewel’s Rumored Relationship and His Comments

Jewel | via Jewel’s Instagram

Kevin Costner and Jewel’s dating rumor caught attention when they were reportedly spending time together on Richard Branson’s Necker Island. They were seen together at a tennis fundraiser event. Moreover, TMZ earlier reported that the actor and the singer were spending cozy time together.

In an interview with Elle, when Jewel was asked about Costner, she didn’t open up on the matter and played coy by saying that Costner is a great human being and his public fascination is intense. However, in another interview with People, Jewel replied when asked about her dating rumors with Costner.

I found love, and I’m not talking about Kevin’s. I’m so happy, irrelevant of a man. It has nothing to do with being in a relationship or not being in one.

On the other hand, in a recent interview on The Howard Stern Show, Costner gave his clarification about the dating rumors and said that he wants to protect his friendship with Jewel. He said,

She’s special, and I don’t want these rumors to ruin our friendship because that’s what we have. She’s special to me. She’s beautiful enough to go out with(…) I don’t want the press to ruin this for us, because … I’ve had conversations with her, text wise, and she’s so smart, and she’s been through a lot herself, and so we have a friendship.

The timing of the rumors comes at a time when Costner has recently gone through a divorce with his ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner, with whom he had been married for almost 20 years. On the other hand, Jewel was married for six years to rodeo star Ty Murray and had a son with him.

Prince William’s Surprising Revelation to Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard
Kevin Costner and Whitney Houston in The Bodyguard | Credit: Warner Bros.

It seems like Costner’s charm has also taken over the Royal family. In a recent interview with People, Costner shared that Prince William once told him that his mother, Princess Diana, had a crush on him. He said,

We met in this room, and it was just us. He (Prince William) walked up, and we shook hands… The first line out of his mouth was, ‘You know, my mom kind of fancied you.’ 

This revelation by Costner shows his connection with the royal family of Great Britain. Princess Diana always took an interest in the things going on in pop culture, and her special liking for Costner can be understood in that regard. Costner felt humbled by her admiration for him as he talked about how he met Princess Diana during his 1992 film, The Bodyguard.

Costner has always been popular among audiences across all generations over the years of his career, and his likeness among celebs like Jewel and Princess Diana is just a testament to that fact. However, as far as his dating rumors with Jewel are concerned, both have addressed the rumor gracefully and decided to maintain their friendship.

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