The divorce between Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner cannot seem to find itself out of the public eye. The proceedings, which started in May, have come to a new peak as a judge has ordered that Costner, 68, pay 129,000 dollars a month in child support. Court documents obtained by Fox News also revealed that Costner is required to pay 200,000 dollars in attorney fees as well as 100,000 for forensic costs.
This past week however Costner requested that Baumgartner’s legal team pay for his attorney’s fees amid their divorce proceedings. UsWeekly reported that they will be meeting in Early August for a hearing on the matter.
The estranged couple’s public financial battles hit a fever pitch back in June when it was reported that Baumgartner asked for 248,000 thousand a month in child support from Costner. The “Yellowstone” alum countered in his response that he would be unable to pay such a high amount due to his departure from his hit role on Paramount series.
Later Costner would go on to put a brake on Baumgartner’s credit card limit after she made several large unauthorized purchases. Costner’s attorney claimed in a letter that Costner was left with no other choice than to put a 30,000 monthly cap on her spendings.
The legal battle between the two is sure to continue further without end in sight but an exclusive source told USWeekly revealed some insight.
“For Kevin, it’s pretty cut-and-dried,” an insider revealed at the time. “Christine wanted this split, so she should abide by the terms of their prenup [stating that she] had 30 days to move out after filing for divorce. This could be a bitter court battle. Kevin’s a man of strong conviction and stubborn to the bone.”