Christine Baumgartner, the estranged wife of actor, Kevin Costner, has requested $248,000 per month in child support for the pair’s three children.
Baumgartner attests that this “is less than the amount needed to maintain the children in their accustomed lifestyle”. Costner will be responsible to pay for all school fees for the children’s educations and extracurriculars.
This comes amid claims that Baumgartner played a role in Costner’s decision to leave the landmark television series, ‘Yellowstone’. She adamantly denies these claims, saying,
“Public attacks on me are harmful for our family. They are meant to pressure me to move out without a temporary child support agreement in place. I have avoided being public about the reasons for our divorce. I have done this to protect our family’s privacy. I did not pressure Kevin to leave the Yellowstone show,” she added.
Baumgartner recently was denied a delay in the hearing that would decide whether she will be removed from their family home, a decision that seems likely given the pair’s prenuptial agreement.