Designer Christine Baumgartner signed a prenup when she married 68-year-old actor Kevin Costner 18 years ago, so getting his assets has become difficult, however, she just won big on the child support settlement.
The now estranged couple’s divorce has been nothing but dramatic since Christine filed for divorce earlier this year, citing irreconcilable differences and also demanding half of everything Costner has acquired since their nuptials in 2004. Kevin, however, is refusing to give up any of her assets as compensation to the 46-year-old designer.
Aside from seeking half of all his properties, Christine also demanded $248K in monthly child support. Kevin objected to a $52K offer, but the court finally settled on a $129,755 monthly payment for their three minor kids. Following the settlement, Christine was seen in town with a big smile and folks say, the settlement was a game changer for her.
However, her estranged husband is currently on her neck to move out of his home since she already has the one-month limit on their prenup.
Details via the Daily Mail;
Just one day after a judge awarded her $129,755 a month in child support from her estranged husband Kevin Costner, Christine Baumgartner was spotted out.
The 49-year-old model and handbag designer was spotted leaving Santa Barbara Family Court on Wednesday afternoon.
Baumgartner shares three children with Costner – Cayden Wyatt, 15, Hayes Logan, 14, and Grace Avery, 13.
The couple tied the knot after four years of dating in September 2004, though Baumgartner filed for divorce in May after 18 years of marriage.
While the child support ruling is half of what she was asking for ($248K a month), it was also more than double the amount Costner, 68, was seeking, $52K a month.
She was spotted wearing a black and white top under a double-zipped black sweater as she left the courthouse.
The designer was carrying the keys to her Land Rover along with her phone and wallet, while rocking a black Valentino belt with a gold buckle.
She accessorized with sunglasses and a gold chain link necklace along with small gold hoop earrings.
Baumgartner completed her look with black pants and black pumps for her afternoon outing.
This comes just hours after an exclusive DailyMail.com report claims Costner wants to ‘humiliate’ her in the divorce proceedings.
‘This isn’t about the house, it’s about making Christine’s life a living hell for actually going through with the divorce,’ the source claimed.
A close friend of Baumgartner reveals that she has until the end of this month to vacate the $145 million mansion she shared with Costner.
‘Christine said she wouldn’t be surprised if Kevin had her escorted off the property by police,’ the friend says.
‘It was Christine who wanted to make this transition as peaceful as possible for the sake of the children,’ the friend added.
‘Kevin has done the complete opposite. He’s not thinking about the kids, about how traumatizing this is,’ the friend continued.
She previously said in court filings that she would leave the estate on August 31, following the results of a court date originally scheduled for July 12.
The couple’s prenup states that Baumgartner has a month to vacate the premises if either partner files for divorce.
Although she appears to have passed the original deadline, the judge set a new deadline of July 31 for her to be moved out.
Hollywood divorces never end well, it gets you asking how these folks live all these years if they abhor each other that much. At 68 and 47, Kevin and Christine are still being draconian about their split with their greedy interests, totally forgetting their kids.