In a dramatic turn of events, Christine Baumgartner has officially moved out of the $145 million Santa Barbara compound that she has shared with estranged husband Kevin Costner and their children for the past 18 years. But where did she go?
According to sources close to Baumgartner, she is now residing in a smaller house on the same property that’s been used as a staff quarter. This move comes after a judge ordered Baumgartner to vacate the family home by the end of July, following her contentious divorce proceedings with the Academy Award-winning actor.
Baumgartner is reportedly following the legal advice per the prenup, which requires her to leave the family house. However, she is trying to keep everything as normal as possible for her and Costner’s three children, who will be back at school in the fall with their friends.
Despite the temporary solution, Baumgartner is still looking for another house in the area to not disrupt the kids’ lives. Her sole focus is the children, and she is trying to keep everything as normal as possible.
The move happened after moving trucks were seen leaving the Santa Barbara compound on Friday, one day after Baumgartner was spotted running errands in Montecito, California. Costner was present at the compound during the move, though it is unclear if he assisted with the relocation process.
Baumgartner’s move to the smaller house on the same property has been the subject of much gossip and speculation. Some have suggested that the move is a show of defiance against Costner, while others have speculated that it is a strategic play in the ongoing divorce proceedings.
Whatever the case may be, Baumgartner’s move out of the family home marks a significant moment in her contentious divorce from Costner. The couple’s split has been far from amicable, with both parties accusing each other of various wrongdoings.
As the drama continues to unfold, one thing is certain: Baumgartner’s move to the smaller house on the same property is just the latest twist in what has become one of the most talked-about divorces in Hollywood.