The breakup saga between Kevin Costner and estranged wife Christine Baumgartner might have disappeared from most news outlets, but it’s certainly not over.
As per reports in TMZ, Costner is claiming that his wife is refusing to leave their home despite the terms in their prenup being clear. Not only that, but the iconic actor has allegedly given his ex-partner well over a million dollars in order for her to find a new home.
News of Kevin and Christine’s divorce came out of the blue earlier this year, amidst reports that Costner was to leave popular show Yellowstone. In early May, Christine filed divorce papers, citing “irreconcilable differences”. The pair had been married for 18 years.
A representative for Costner released a statement reading: “It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to participate in a dissolution of marriage action.
“We ask that his, Christine’s and their children’s privacy be respected as they navigate this difficult time.”
Costner and Baumgartner married in 2004. The couple have three kids together: sons Cayden, 15, and Hayes, 14, and daughter Grace, 12.
Thereafter, it was reported that Oscar-winner Costner had not given up on his romance with Christine, and that he had no idea his wife was preparing to file for divorce.
Now, more than a month on, the situation has taken another turn, with TMZ reporting that Christine hasn’t yet moved out of the couple’s property. As per the pair’s prenup, Christine had 30 days to vacate the home after filing for divorce on May 1.
What’s more, documents state that Kevin is now trying to get the courts to force her out, with the actor of the belief that she is using her position as leverage to ensure he complies with “various financial demands.”
TMZ’s article claims that Costner has given Baumgartner financial support to the tune of $1.2 million, in line with the prenup the couple had signed. That money is to be used to help his wife find a new place. Not only that, but the actor is said to be willing to fork out $30K per month for a rental house, as well as a further $10K for her moving costs.
Even so, at the time of writing it appears that Christine remains in the couple’s home.
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