Kevin Costner claims that the ex-wife Christine Baumgartner is asking for $248,000 in monthly child support payments — which she plans to use for herself.
“Christine allocates 60% expenses such as a private trainer, unattributed credit card expenses and his plastic surgery to underage children without any explanation or basis,” read documents obtained by We Weekly Wednesday, June 28. THE Yellowstone The actor added that Baumgartner would have “plastic surgery expenses of $188,500/month” and that “kids don’t use private trainers, only Christine does.”
Costner, 68, and Baumgartner, 49, share sons Cayden, 16, and Hayes, 14, and daughter Grace, 13. Earlier this month, Baumgartner claimed that the dance with wolves star was using “public attacks” designed to “pressure me to move out without the temporary child support agreement I made,” according to legal documents obtained by We at the time. However, the handbag designer said she couldn’t leave their shared home because she didn’t have enough money to maintain her family’s current lifestyle.
“Christine understands that at some point in the future, she and the children will have to leave the family home,” the documents state. “She cannot do so at this early stage of the case as she does not have sufficient funds to secure accommodation which will ensure that the children will maintain a similar standard of living in the parties’ respective homes.”
Baumgartner went on to say that she currently has “no personal income” as a “stay-at-home mom” and that a $1 million payment Costner made to her under the terms of their prenup — which was signed when the couple married in 2004 – was deposited into an account without their “consent or knowledge”. Baumgartner also said in the filing that she “requested” that the funds be returned to her.
“Kevin is trying to force me to admit that the spousal support limitation is valid by virtue of my ‘acceptance’ of these funds,” she alleged. “I believe Kevin’s goal is to get me to dip into that money so he can assert that I waived my right to challenge the prenup agreement.”
Costner, however, said in Wednesday’s paperwork that the $51,940 a month he currently pays her for child support — plus 100% of the kids’ health insurance, their extracurricular expenses, tuition Grace’s daughter and Cayden’s car expenses – should be a “reasonable” one. ” Rising.
We confirmed in May that Baumgartner had filed for divorce from Costner after nearly two decades of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences as the reason for their separation. Costner alleged earlier this month that Baumgartner refused to leave, but Baumgartner refuted the allegations, with his lawyer arguing that Costner had no legal right to evict his ex-wife and their children from their family home. for a long time.
“This RFO (request for an order) seeks to evict Christine and their three children from the home the children have lived in all their lives,” John Rydel, Baumgartner’s attorney, wrote to the court from documents obtained by Us at the time. “Although the legal basis for Kevin’s request to evict his wife and children from their home is virtually non-existent, it is still a matter of critical importance to Christine.”