Christine Baumgartner, the estranged wife of actor Kevin Costner, has moved out of their shared home in Santa Barbara County ahead of a court-ordered deadline, marking a major development in their ongoing divorce battle. A U-Haul truck was spotted outside the couple’s residence, with witnesses revealing that multiple trips were made between their $145 million beachside compound and another property owned by Costner.
The departure of Baumgartner from their luxurious home has been a highly contentious issue in their breakup. Costner asserts that their prenuptial agreement stipulated that Baumgartner had 30 days to vacate the property following their split, but she consistently refused to comply. In May, Baumgartner filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences, while Costner retaliated in June by filing documents stating that she was refusing to leave the premises.
Baumgartner, in response, argues that she has no personal income and is financially unable to move both herself and their three children. This led to a legal battle between the two, culminating in a judge’s ruling ordering Baumgartner to vacate the premises by the end of July. However, she has faced allegations from Costner that she may try to take valuable items when she moves out.
Child support has also been a contentious issue throughout the divorce proceedings. Baumgartner initially requested $248,000 per month in child support, a figure that Costner strongly criticized. He claimed that he would not be able to afford such an amount once his show Yellowstone concludes. Ultimately, a judge ruled that Costner would be required to pay Baumgartner $129,755 in child support per month.
The divorce between Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner continues to reveal new developments, with their move out of their shared home and the subsequent court rulings shedding light on the complexities of their separation. This high-profile case serves as a reminder that even the wealthiest couples must navigate a host of legal issues when their union comes to an end.
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