Kevin Costner to pay estranged wife Christine Baumgartner $129K per month in child support – more than double what he wanted
Costner, 68, originally wanted to be paid closer to $52K per month, but Baumgartner applied for $248K per month. The decision is provisional and will be reassessed at a later hearing
Kevin Costner is on the hook for six-figure monthly payments after a judge ruled on a temporary child support arrangement.
Yellowstone, 68, has been ordered to pay $129,755 a month in child support to his estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, 49.
That means the figure is substantially double what Costner offered his ex, though it’s still more than half of what she asked for.
According to court documents obtained by TMZ, the decision is only temporary and will be reevaluated at a later hearing.
The decision comes after Baumgartner was ordered to vacate Costner’s mansion by July 31.
Major expenses: Kevin Costner, 68, will pay his estranged wife Christine Baumgartner more than $129K a month, more than half of what she requested, according to TMZ; Seen in 2015 in Santa Barbara, Calif.
The details of the couple’s prenuptial agreement require her to move in within 30 days of both parties filing for divorce, a deadline she missed after first filing.
He previously said in court filings that he would leave the estate on Aug. 31, after the results of a court date originally scheduled for July 12, though it’s unclear if that hearing is still on the books.
In the document, according to TMZ, Baumgartner agreed to vacate the premises by the end of August as long as Costner “complies with the support and fees that the court orders on July 12.”
The latest ruling states that both Costner and his ex will share 50-50 of their children’s health care costs.
The former couple has three children: son Cayden, 15; and Hayes, 14; With their little daughter Grace, 13.
High figures: Costner originally offered to pay about $52K per month in child support, less than half of what he will now pay Baumgartner; Seen in Scottsdale, Arizona in 2008