The ongoing divorce battle between Kevin Costner and his estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, has taken a fresh turn as the court decides whether or not Baumgartner should keep the $1.5 million payout she received under the couple’s prenuptial agreement.
Baumgartner filed for divorce in May after 18 years of marriage, and Kevin’s lawyers have accused her of “gamesmanship of the worst sort” in new court documents filed in California.
According to the documents, Baumgartner has avoided answering questions about the prenuptial agreement’s validity, including whether or not she understood it before signing it. Kevin’s lawyers are seeking to compel her to answer these questions and claim that her refusal to do so is interfering with his right to prepare for the November trial.
The accusations come as the court decides whether or not Baumgartner should keep the $1.5 million payout she received under the agreement. If the court finds the prenuptial agreement to be valid, Baumgartner risks forfeiting the payout by challenging it.
The divorce proceedings have been tumultuous, with Baumgartner recently moving out of the Santa Barbara home where she and Kevin lived with their three children after a judge ordered her to vacate the property. Kevin has also been ordered to pay $129,000 per month in child support on a temporary basis, pending a November hearing on the matter.
As the court decides the fate of the $1.5 million payout, the bitter divorce battle between Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner shows no signs of slowing down. Stay tuned for updates on this ongoing saga.