Christine and Cayden Costner in BabyCouture

03/23/2008 at 02:36 AM ET

Cayden Wyatt Costner is a cover model! The 10-month-old son of actor Kevin Costner, 53, appeared with mom Christine Costner on the latest issue BabyCouture magazine. Inside, there’s a photo and interview spread.

Click below for the highlights.

On her son Cayden:

I love the quiet and tender moments that we share before bedtime — whenI know that his belly is full, he’s had his warm bubble bath, and iscozy in his pajamas — ready to have his last play and goodnight story. Itis a good feeling walking out after he has fallen asleep, knowing thathe is peaceful and resting.

Maybe the biggest lesson wasunderestimating the love I would feel. It is immeasurable.

(Cayden wears an aqua terry hoodie by Zutano.)

On postpartum weight loss and ‘mommy style’:

I put on normal weight, maybe a little more than [normal]! I’m big onmoderation. After Cayden was born, it took a little while to lose thepounds. Let’s face it — we all want to fit back into our jeans. I did acombination of breastfeeding, [which I’m still doing,] a little exercise, lots of veggies andmeats — and am losing the last few pounds by staying away from dairy, andcarbs. I never thought I could give up cheese, but I feel healthierwithout it.

I wear mostly the same style [of clothes]. Although, I think the biggestchange is the lack of heels, but I’ll be wearing them again. I don’tfeel as tall as I used to.

(Cayden wears a beach stripe shirt by Zutano ($16), overalls by Dolce & Gabbana, Stride Rite’s Skip stage 1 in navy ($30).)

On Kevin as a dad:

I’m proud of Kevin as a father, and as my husband. He’s a hands-ondad, and spends a lot of time with Cayden.  He has a softness that Ilove, and he has boyish play times where a wrestling match could takeplace. They have a nice balance.

(Cayden wears Knuckleheads ‘Don’t Bug Me’ shirt ($31), and black jeans by Diesel Kids.)

On raising kids:

Cayden has us, his brother, sisters, uncles, aunties, and manygrandparents to guide him. It’s partly how you raise them, and partlyluck, and of course, you hope that your kids will find theirway — knowing that sometimes they will get lost.

I always thought that myparents were really good guides. They never stomped their feet, norsaid, “This is what you have to do … I was quite agood golfer when I was young, with my step dad, John, being aMaster-Pro-golfer. And they believed that I could take it further.

Theysaid, “Look, you can do this, if you wanna do this.” At that point, I didn’t want to, and they didn’t force it, andI’m mostly glad, because I like the path that I have been traveling.

(Cayden wears a baseball tee by Knuckleheads, Diesel Kids tamchb hoodie ($45), checkered pants by D&G, and Naturino 2204 t-straps ($75).)

On herfavorite children’s clothing brands:

My favorite is probably Knuckleheads. Diesel Kids and babyGap havesome nice pieces, too. There’s also this brand called Noble Decay, andthe couple of pieces that I have managed to find were unusual and fun.

Another company called Knit-Head [a line of handmade, knitted punk rockwear], is great. We love Lucky Brand jeans on him, and he also hasvintage Levi’s that I never want him to outgrow…

(Cayden wears Knuckleheads v-neck black sweater; Diesel Kids white shorts; Stride Rite Argo stage 3 sandals ($42).)

Source: BabyCouture, Spring 2008 issue

FILED UNDER: Babies , Celeb Style , News

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Marie on

He sure is cute!

Sheri on

He is so cute … and the spitting image of Kevin!! She sounds like a great mom, too. One thing I did notice was she referred to Cayden as having “a brother” (not plural) even though Kevin has another son outside of his first marriage. I know he has two grown daughters and a grown son from his first marriage to Cindy Silva ~~ but no mention of his other son here (Liam). I hope that little boy is in the picture, too. Anyway … Cayden is beautiful and I hope they have more babies. I have always loved Kevin Costner ~ he and I graduated from the same college ~ but different years. He spoke at our college once and I saw him in person … he was very kind and down to earth (this was at Cal State Fullerton in Fullerton, CA.).

Vanessa on

He’s really adorable and looks a lot like Kevin <3

J. on

Christine always struck me as someone who didn’t like Kevin’s other children. That was my reaction when they were dating. I hope that’s changed, because they have a beautiful family; all FIVE children!

Steph on

Cayden is so adorable! Wow, spitting image of Kevin!

tink1217 on

what a beautiful little boy!!!

Linda on

I didn’t know he was so cute!!! I think Cayden look like his father but he has his moms lips.

nosoupforyou on

I have never seen a picture of Kevin’s son Liam. ????

This little boy is adorable.

Amanda on

The picture with the blue hoodie is absolutely adorable – love his big blue eyes!.. on a side note, in my opinion being a step mom is a harder job than being a mom.. from the way it sounded to me she is up for both jobs and I doubt Kevin would’ve married her if she was against his other kids..either way, Cayden is adorable.

Nikka on

The pictures are gorgeous. Were they taken in their house?

Sarah’s note: Yes.

Jennifer on

Cayden sure is a cutie!

Jellie on

What are the other kid’s names and ages?

Alecia on

Jellie, Kevin’s other kids are: Annie, 23, Lily, 21, Joe, 20, and Liam, 11.

Sheri on

Jellie … his older kids are Annie, Lily and Joe (all in their twenties now I am almost certain) and Liam (who I think is around 10 or 12 by now) whom he had as a result of an extra-marital affair ~ which I think is what caused the breakup of his first marriage. After that, I heard him say in an interview how he had blown it, had a good marriage at the time to the woman he had been married to for 16 years, etc. He then met Christine shortly after his divorce. I know so much about him because he and I are from the same town. One of my sister’s friends is very good friends with him, too. Even though he did a very bad thing with the affair, he is a great guy from everything I know of him thru my sister’s friend.

Jellie on

Thank You very much!!!

Jellie on

Are his other children living with him?

Sheri on

No ~ the other kids are grown and doing their own thing (in college, etc.) so none of them live with him. Liam lives with his mother ~~ and I believe she is actually in another country if I remember correctly. I don’t believe she is American. He met her when he was filming “Waterworld” and had an affair with her while he was married to Cindy. She used to have her hair done (Cindy that is) at the same salon I went to so you could see her about town fairly often.

Jellie on

Thank You!!!

Meaghan on

Kevin’s son Liam was not born until 1996 and his divorce with his first wife was finalized in 1994. Liam was not the result of an extra-marital affair. Although by the tone of this article with the mention of brother and sisters, unless it was a mistake, it sounds like Kevin only has a relationship with Joe, Annie, and Lily.

Sheri on

Meaghan ~ regardless of when their divorce was “final”, I heard Kevin himself say in an interview that his extra-marital dalliance caused the destruction of his 16-year marriage … and this child was the result of that affair — however the dates are stated. He seems to keep this child at arm’s length, sadly, as a result of it. But, of course, only he knows what really went on … not any of us … including me! I have a little more of an insight in some areas because I know people who know him.

Veronica on

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