Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner are divorcing after 18 years of marriage. Baumgartner filed for divorce in May 2023, citing irreconcilable differences. The couple had a contentious legal battle over child support and the validity of their prenuptial agreement. Costner claimed that Baumgartner was living extravagantly and dating his friend. The pair reached a settlement in September 2023, but the terms were not disclosed.
After being together for 18 years and sharing three children, Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13, Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner are now going through a difficult divorce. Since Baumgartner filed for divorce in May 2023, the two have been embroiled in a series of acrimonious court battles, involving wild allegations from both sides.
Recently, the former couple was in court for a child support hearing where Baumgartner requested an increase in child support payments.
After being temporarily ordered to pay his ex-partner Baumgartner $219,000 per month in child support, the actor was faced with a demand for an increase to $248,000 per month. She wanted to maintain the standard of living their children were accustomed to. However, the court ruled against her, setting the child support payments at $63,209 per month. This decision came as a relief to the actor, who was concerned about his finances, despite earning millions from his role in "Yellowstone".
A forensic accountant who testified in court said Costner used to make $1,308,920 per month plus his "Yellowstone" earnings. Before he starred in the show, his earnings were $468,136 per month. Costner's attorney noted that with the show coming to an end, the actor would go back to his normal earnings.
The actor also said during the child support hearing that his main concern was that despite the money he has, he "could run out of money" if the payments he was asked to make turned out to be a lot.
However, Baumgartner was not convinced by Costner and his lawyer's argument. A source close to the former model said that after the judge gave his decision on the child support payments, Baumgartner was disappointed by the ruling and called it a complete joke.
The source added that Baumgartner said her ex and his lawyers painted her as a gold-digger and a shallow and greedy person, which wasn't the case. The designer allegedly said the divorce fight is "far from over," adding that Costner's anger and revenge would end up hurting their kids. "The Bodyguard" actor has also thrown accusations at his ex as divorce hearings continue.