Actor Kevin Costner has reportedly given his ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner, less than two weeks to move out of their marital home in California. According to court documents obtained by People and reported by Page Six, Costner filed documents in the Superior Court of California on June 30, requesting that Baumgartner vacate his separate property residence by July 13, 2023.
Costner, 68, is invoking a premarital agreement signed by both parties in 2004, which stipulates that Baumgartner should leave their marital home within 30 days in the event of a separation. The agreement also requires Costner to provide her with a separate property worth $US1.2 million ($1.7 million).
As part of his child support obligations, the ‘Yellowstone’ star has allegedly offered to provide Baumgartner with a $US10,000 ($14,000) advance for her moving costs and $US30,000 ($44,000) per month for a rental house. Despite more than two months passing since Baumgartner filed for divorce, she has reportedly not willingly left the luxurious home.
Baumgartner, in response to Costner’s request, argued that he has no legal basis to evict her from the property, emphasizing their three children who have lived in the house their entire lives. She has stated in court documents that she has not had a paying job since their eldest child was born in 2007.
The couple, who were married for 18 years, share three children together. The amount of child support requested by Baumgartner, $248,000 per month, along with an undisclosed sum of spousal support, has been contested by Costner, who claims he cannot afford the requested amount due to his changing job situation. He also alleges that Baumgartner has been using the money for personal expenses unrelated to their children.
As their legal battle continues, Baumgartner recently left town with two of their children “for a change of scenery.”