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Kevin Costner Worries He ‘Could Run Out of Money’ as His Ex Claims Divorce Battle Is ‘Far from Over’

Kevin Costner | Christine Baumgartner | Source: Getty Images

  • Kevin Costner is worried that he could run out of money after his ex-Christine Baumgartner filed for divorce.
  • Baumgartner, who lost her child support petition, allegedly said the fight is far from over.
  • Costner has also accused Baumgartner of dating his close friend and living a luxurious life.
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner in Beverly Hills, California on March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner in Beverly Hills, California on March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner and his ex-Christine Baumgartner are caught up in a contentious divorce. The two, who have been in and out of court since Baumgartner filed for divorce in May 2023, have thrown wild accusations at each other.

Costner and Baumgartner were together for 18 years. They share three kids, Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13. The actor and his ex were in court recently for a child support hearing. Baumgartner had filed a request to have Costner increase the child support payments.

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner in Hollywood, California on March 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

The actor was paying Baumgartner $219,000 per month after a court set this amount temporarily. The mom of three went to court to demand that the amount be increased to $248,000 per month so that she could give their kids the luxurious life they were used to.

However, the court denied her request and set the child support payments at $63,209 per month. The amount Costner has now been ordered to pay comes as a relief to him as he was worried about money despite making millions when he starred in “Yellowstone.”

Kevin Costner in Beverly Hills, California on February 04, 2023| Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner in Beverly Hills, California on February 04, 2023| Source: Getty Images

A forensic accountant who testified in court said Costner used to make $1,308,920 per month plus his “Yellowstone” earnings. Before he starred in the show, his earnings were $468,136 per month. Costner’s attorney noted that with the show coming to an end, the actor would go back to his normal earnings.

Baumgartner, who called Connor’s money a loan, claimed that she wasn’t dating Connor and that their relationship was purely platonic.

The actor also said during the child support hearing that his main concern was that despite the money he has, he “could run out of money” if the payments he was asked to make turned out to be a lot.

Kevin Costner, Christine Baumgartner, and their kids Grace, Cayden, and Hayes in Los Angeles, California on August 1, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner, Christine Baumgartner, and their kids Grace, Cayden, and Hayes in Los Angeles, California on August 1, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

However, Baumgartner was not convinced by Costner and his lawyer’s argument. A source close to the former model said that after the judge gave his decision on the child support payments, Baumgartner was disappointed by the ruling and called it a complete joke.

Christine Baumgartner in Los Angeles, California on November 4, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Christine Baumgartner in Los Angeles, California on November 4, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

The source added that Baumgartner said her ex and his lawyers painted her as a gold-digger and a shallow and greedy person, which wasn’t the case. The designer allegedly said the divorce fight is “far from over,” adding that Costner’s anger and revenge would end up hurting their kids. “The Bodyguard” actor has also thrown accusations at his ex as divorce hearings continue.

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner in Santa Monica, California on February 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner in Santa Monica, California on February 27, 2022 | Source: Getty Images

What Did Costner Say about His Ex Baumgartner?

Costner accused Baumgartner of dating his close friend Josh Connor. In documents presented by his attorney, he said his ex wanted an exorbitant amount of money as child support, yet she had other sources of income.

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner in Los Angeles, California, on June 11, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner in Los Angeles, California, on June 11, 2018 | Source: Getty Images

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner in New York City on December 10, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner in New York City on December 10, 2016 | Source: Getty Images

The actor said his ex recently received $20,000 as a gift from Connor, and her brother also sent her $80,000. Baumgartner admitted to receiving these funds at a deposition. The designer said she sent half of the money Connor gave her to her mother and returned the rest to him.

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner in Los Angeles, California on May 30, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner in Los Angeles, California on May 30, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Baumgartner, who called Connor’s money a loan, claimed that she wasn’t dating Connor and that their relationship was purely platonic. The designer has also been painted as someone who wants to live a luxurious life with child support funds after divorcing Costner.

 

In July 2023, Baumgartner was spotted vacationing in Hawaii with Connor, who is a wealthy financier. Sources close to Connor and Baumgartner said the two aren’t dating but have been good friends for years.

Kevin Costner on “Today” on June 17, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Kevin Costner on “Today” on June 17, 2019 | Source: Getty Images

Despite the accusations and conflicts between Costner and Baumgartner, the actor said the divorce was a horrible place to be as it places someone he loves on the other side. Costner added that he was hoping, like everyone else involved, that everything would be resolved soon.

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