Hollywood star Kevin Costner has agreed to become a father for the fifth time - after his fiancee issued him with an ultimatum.

The Open Range actor and director, 49, has conceded to having more children after Christine Baumgartner refused to marry him otherwise.

Costner - who will now marry Baumgartner in September (04) - says "That's the deal.

"Christine has made it clear that she wants kids.

"So I've said yes.

"It's not something I anticipated doing, but we're planning marriage with that in mind."

Costner has three children with ex-wife CINDY SILVA - ANNIE, 19, LILY, 17, and Joe, 16 - and son LIAM, seven, with ex-girlfriend BRIDGET ROONEY.

02/04/2004 17:35