Amidst the messy and heavily publicized divorce more news comes out surrounding the ongoing legal battle between ‘Yellowstone’ actor and his wife Christine Baumgartner. The new development in their strained divorce involves Baumgarten’s place in their California home with their three shared children. Costner’s legal team has filed documents ordering that Baumgartner has to vacate the property no later than July 13, 2023.
This comes just after many other details including Christine’s plastic surgery and child support allegations made against her by Costner. Baumgartner has argued that she does not have sufficient funds to move off the property with their children, while Costner maintains that she is “grasping at straws with one baseless argument after another.”
The legal battle has been ongoing since Baumgartner filed for divorce in May, citing irreconcilable differences. Both Costner and Baumgartner are seeking joint custody of their children.
Costner’s attorneys commented on Baumgartner’s financial demands in the reply memorandum. “Christine can afford to move,” reads their reply. “She has at her disposal almost $1,500,000 in cash to find alternative housing. Multiple 4-bedroom, 4-bathroom lovely homes are presently available, located in close proximity to Kevin’s separate property residence… Kevin made multiple offers to assist her in relocating.”
Costner had his own direct quote in the memorandum. “I offered her the full use of household staff to assist in making the move, and I offered to pay her now the additional $200,000 I owe her under the PMA in cash, rather than as a down-payment towards her purchase of a home… I also told her that I would continue to pay 100% of the children’s expenses since she filed for divorce, and I have done so.”
Only time will tell how this legal battle will play out, but one thing is for sure: it’s sure to be a bitter and drawn-out process for both parties involved.