Kevin Costner's Wife Christine Baumgartner Files for Divorce, Claims Financial Settlement Insufficient.

News - 7 July 2023
In May of this year, Christine Baumgartner, the wife of renowned actor Kevin Costner, initiated divorce proceedings citing irreconcilable differences. The divorce proceedings are now taking a turn towards being contested, as Baumgartner believes that Costner's substantial financial commitment is insufficient. One of the main points of contention in the divorce is the couple's $145 million estate in the exclusive area of Santa Barbara, where their three children were born and raised.

A judge has recently ruled that 49-year-old Christine Baumgartner must vacate the premises by the end of this month.nnCostner's legal team, representing the 68-year-old actor known for his roles in popular films such as Yellowstone and Dances with Wolves, has argued that Baumgartner has already been promised a substantial settlement, including $1.5 million in cash.

Additionally, there are several other homes in close proximity to the estate, allowing for shared custody of their three children to be facilitated. Sources close to the couple have suggested that Baumgartner's motivations stem from a desire to maintain her current lavish lifestyle, which includes access to private planes and stays at expensive hotels. However, Costner's team has dismissed these claims as stemming from greed on Baumgartner's part.

nnAs of now, the divorce has yet to be finalized, and the details of the contested proceedings have been covered by People magazine. For further information on the ongoing legal battle, viewers can watch the accompanying video from Country Cast on YouTube.