Christine Baumgartner Seeks Increased Monthly Support Amidst Divorce Battle with Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner
Kevin Costner

Christine Baumgartner, the estranged wife of actor Kevin Costner, is reportedly seeking an increase in monthly child support, now requesting $175,057 up from her current $129K.

Legal documents suggest that forensic analysis shows Kevin had an average yearly cash flow of $19,248,467 for 2021 and 2022. Based on this and a presumed 50/50 parenting time, the calculated child support, under California law, amounts to $175,057 monthly.

The documents further argue that the increase aligns with Family Law principles, ensuring their three children continue to enjoy the lifestyle afforded by Kevin’s substantial earnings.

Reports indicate that as of June 30, 2023, Kevin had around $17,293,117 in cash equivalents across various accounts, enabling him to cover the proposed support amount and attorney fees for both parties.

Kevin and Christine, who wed in 2004, have three children together: Cayden (16), Hayes (14), and Grace (13). Their ongoing divorce has been riddled with disputes, including allegations of extramarital affairs.

Christine’s legal team had sought documents relating to any potential affairs on Kevin’s part. In defense, the “Yellowstone” star denied any such relationships, further implying uncertainty over whether Christine had any extramarital engagements herself, told Daily Mail.

Christine has accused Kevin of being elusive regarding his financial situation, alleging that he has been “withholding evidence” and “stonewalling”. The handbag designer filed for divorce in May after an 18-year marriage.

Their prenuptial agreement from 2004 has been a focal point of contention. While it stipulates a $1.5 million payout for Christine upon divorce, challenging the settlement might result in her forfeiting that amount.