Report: Kevin Costner’s Estranged Wife Refuses To Move Out Of Their Home


Kevin Costner’s wife of 18 years, Christine Baumgartner, filed for divorce from the actor on May 1. Like most divorces do, things are getting messy for the couple who are still finalizing the terms of their split.

According to new court documents obtained by TMZ, Baumgartner had 30 days after the divorce filing date to vacate the house owned by Costner, per their prenuptial agreement. But, the Yellowstone actor claims that she isn’t budging and is holding out for a larger payout from Costner.


In the reported documents, Kevin, 68, is asking the court to force Christine, 49, to leave. It also states that the actor has given his estranged wife $1.2 million according to the terms of their prenut, and is willing to give her an additional $10,000 to help with moving expenses and $30,000 a month to rent a new home.

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner’s divorce was made public on May 2, the day after she filed for divorce.

In a motion filed after the initial divorce petition, Costner was seeking joint custody of the couple’s three children: Cayden (15), Hayes (14), and Grace (13).

Kevin and Christine first met on a golf course where Costner was rehearsing for his 1996 film, Tin Cup. He was married to Cindy Silva at the time. But, when he and Baumgartner crossed paths again in 1998, he was single and the two began dating shortly after.

The pair wed in 2004 at Costner’s 160-acre Aspen, Colorado, ranch. PEOPLE reported at the time that the ceremony was right out of a fairytale as the groom arrived in a horse-drawn carriage and the bride was escorted to the event in a green vintage truck.

Kevin and Christine exchanged vows by a stream on the property, an event witnessed by friends and family including some of Kevin’s Hollywood buddies like Tim Allen and Don Johnson.

The wedding was the second for Costner and the first for Baumgartner.