A New Update In Kevin Costner’s Divorce Battle
Kevin Costner’s wife, Christine Baumgartner, filed for divorce on May 1. She listed their date of separation as April 11.
Since then, the Yellowstone star and his estranged wife have been involved in a battle over finances and Costner’s home in the Santa Barbara area.
Baumgartner requested Costner pay her $248,000 per month in child support. They share three children…ages 16, 14, and 13. She was also asking for Costner to pay 100% of the children’s expenses, including health care, school tuition, and extracurricular activities.
Costner fired back at his estranged wife’s request, saying it was “highly inflated and unsubstantiated.” He claimed:
“Christine allocates 60% of expenses such as private trainer, unallocated credit-card expenses, and her plastic surgery to the minor children without any explanation or basis. The children do not use the services of private trainers, only Christine does.”
Judge Sets Amount Costner Owes His Ex In Child Support…At Least For Now
On Tuesday (July 11), Judge Thomas Anderle made a tentative ruling regarding Costner’s child support payments.
Based on documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Costner was ordered to pay Baumgartner $129,755 per month in child support. This is slightly over half of what she requested.
Additionally, the judge ordered that Costner and Baumgartner split the cost of the children’s expenses. So Baumgartner will now be responsible for paying 50% of the kids’ health care, tuition, and extra curricular costs.
Costner’s child support payments are to be made on the “first of each month.” He will receive credit for the amount he’s paid between July 1-July 12. The actor will also be required to pay $200,000 in attorney fees and an additional $100,000 in forensic costs.
Stay tuned for any future developments in this story.