Amid their ongoing divorce proceedings, Kevin Costner’s estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, has reportedly agreed to leave the luxurious $145 million mansion they once shared. However, her departure comes with a single condition that is adding a twist to the situation.
Despite their prenuptial agreement stating that Baumgartner had 30 days to vacate the property after filing for divorce on May 1, she has remained in the residence. Recent court documents reveal that she is now willing to leave but only if Costner provides additional financial guarantees.
Securing Financial Support
Baumgartner is requesting that Costner agrees to cover any support fees that the judge orders him to pay during an upcoming hearing. According to the proposed arrangement, she would leave the premises on August 31, 2023, provided that Costner complies with the court’s support and fee orders on July 12. This would give her 50 days to pack up and find a new home.
Considering the Children
Baumgartner’s hesitation to leave without a solid financial plan is rooted in concern for their three children—Cayden Wyatt, Hayes Logan, and Grace Avery, aged 15, 14, and 13, respectively. She argues that multiple relocations would be disruptive to their stability and not in their best interests. In her filing, she highlights the importance of establishing a stable home for the children and having the necessary resources to do so.
Costner’s Financial Contributions
Previous reports indicate that Costner has already provided Baumgartner with over $1.2 million for his prenuptial obligations. According to TMZ, he has offered to contribute $30,000 per month for a rental house as part of his child support obligations. Additionally, he is willing to advance an extra $10,000 for her moving costs.
Divorce Proceedings and Custody
Last month, Baumgartner filed for divorce from Costner, citing “irreconcilable differences” after 18 years of marriage. In her filing, she requested joint custody of their three children but did not seek spousal support. Costner responded by filing for joint custody as well, demonstrating his commitment to shared responsibility in raising their kids.
The divorce proceedings continue as both parties navigate the financial and custodial aspects of their separation.