Kevin Costner accuses his estranged wife Christine Baumgartner to use his credit card to finance the expenses of their ongoing divorce without his knowledge.
THE Yellowstone star, 68, alleged in court documents obtained by We Weekly that Baumgartner, 49, “has withdrawn from my bank account and charged my credit card a total of $95,000, payable to his divorce attorneys and his forensic accountant” since April 2023. Costner added that the action alleged had been “made without any notice to me.”
Elsewhere in the file, the Factor The actor claimed the handbag designer refused to leave their shared home and allegedly used the situation to get him to agree to “various financial demands”.
The document notes that the former couple’s prenup stipulates that Baumgartner has 30 days to vacate their property after filing for divorce. “Kevin is simply asking Christine to honor her commitments to him, by leaving his house of separate ownership. He offered financial assistance to help with the transition,” the filing claims, adding that Costner “continued to pay 100% of the children’s expenses.”
We confirmed in May that Baumgartner had filed for divorce from the Oscar-winning actress after nearly 19 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable differences. According to court documents, the former model said the duo split on April 11. Baumgartner and Costner are seeking joint physical and legal custody of their three children: sons Cayden, 15, and Logan, 14, and daughter Grace, 12. dance with wolves the star also shares daughters Annie, 39, and Lily, 36, and son Joe, 35, with his ex-wife Cindy Silva and son Liam, 27, with his ex Bridget Rooney).
Costner responded to Baumgartner’s divorce filing via a statement from her rep last month, saying the split was not her decision.
“It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have arisen which have required Mr. Costner to participate in a marital dissolution action,” the statement read. “We ask that his privacy, that of Christine and that of their children be respected as they go through this difficult time.”
Later that month, a source exclusively said We that the duo’s split was “surprising” because “everyone thought Kevin and his wife were super happy”. The insider continued, “He really loves her and is trying to get her back. He was blindsided by this.
Before filing for divorce, Baumgartner supported Costner when he was unable to attend the Golden Globes in January due to flooding on the freeway near their home.
“My wife – with $30 – went to the store, I’ll never forget, and she bought about 30 balloons because it was just going to be us and our family in the den watching the Golden Globes,” said said the director. who won the Golden Globe for Best Actor in a Drama Series for his role in Yellowstone — gushed via Instagram a month after the awards show.
In addition to his messy divorce, the field of dreams The actor recently made headlines amid speculation that he was partly responsible for production delays to the second half of Yellowstone5th season. Paramount confirmed in May that Season 5 would be the show’s final episode.
‘The heist is not from Kevin,’ an insider exclusively says We last month. “He is also very disappointed with the delays, which are beyond his control.”
Despite the drama with Baumgartner and Yellowstone delays, Costner remains focused on his work. He teased his next western Horizon via Instagram last month.
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“We are deep into the production of #HorizonFilm, and, I have to tell you, I haven’t felt this about a film since we were making dance with wolves‘, the California native captioned a snap of his director’s chair on set. ‘I can’t wait to share it with you all.