Kevin Costner’s ex Christine Baumgartner accuses Yellowstone star of ‘withholding’ financial records amid ugly divorce war over his $400million fortune
- Baumgartner, 49, filed for divorce in May after 18 years married to the actor
- She said he has refused to share info linked to his upcoming film series Horizon
- They are parents to three children – Cayden 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13
Kevin Costner’s estranged wife Christine Baumgartner is saying the actor has been ‘withholding’ his financial records amid their ongoing divorce.
Baumgartner, 49, who on May 1 filed for divorce from the Yellowstone star after 18 years married, said in legal docs filed in California Superior Court Monday that the Academy Award-winning actor, 68, has withheld documents in the case, People reported Wednesday after reviewing legal documents.
Baumgartner – who has publicly clashed with Costner over her living arrangements since the split – has been asking for docs detailing ‘his future endeavors and anticipated income’ in projects such as his forthcoming film series Horizon.
Baumgartner, a handbag designer who shares three children with the Field of Dreams actor – Cayden 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13 – requested the court order Costner to share the documents requested.
Baumgartner’s legal team said Costner has been ‘stonewalling’ them in regards to sharing pertinent info with a child support hearing slated for next week, and one in November that will scrutinize the premarital agreement in the case.
The latest: Kevin Costner’s estranged wife Christine Baumgartner is saying the actor, 68, has been ‘withholding’ his financial records amid their ongoing divorce
Baumgartner – who the court in July awarded $129,755 per month in monthly child support – has said she felt under pressure to sign the prenup, which awards her a $1.5 million payout in the event of the marriage ending.
In legal docs, Baumgartner’s lawyers said that Costner ‘has requested a multi-day evidentiary hearing on [Baumgartner’s] request for child support, at which time the Court will receive evidence regarding [Costner’s] gross cash flow available for support and anticipated future income.’
The attorneys said that the court ‘will need to receive evidence regarding those circumstances to make its determination,’ but that Baumgartner ‘will be unable to present any evidence that [Costner] has chosen to withhold from discovery.’
Baumgartner initially requested a monthly child support total of $248,000, which Costner said he was opposed to in June.
The actor, who made around $20 million in 2022, said the amount was not feasible as he’s slated to make ‘substantially less’ since he has stepped away from the series Yellowstone.
Baumgartner’s legal team asked for information detailing Horizon – noting that ‘such documents evidence his future endeavors and anticipated income’ – and said Costner’s team has withheld them.
Baumgartner’s legal team cited materials they said depicted Costner’s lawyers resisting a request to turn over the documents detailing his potential earnings with Horizon.
A lawyer for the Bull Durham actor said the request ‘seeks documents that are not relevant given the parties entered into’ a prenup that stipulated ‘a limitation on spousal support and providing that all income earned during marriage would be the separate property of the spouse earning the income and providing for no community property.’
Baumgartner’s legal team said Costner has been ‘stonewalling’ them in regards to sharing pertinent info with a child support hearing slated for next week, and one in November that will scrutinize the premarital agreement in the case
Lawyers for the former couple, pictured last year at the Oscars, have exchanged barbs over what has been asked for and what has been provided, in return
Costner’s lawyer described some of the requests as ‘burdensome, oppressive and harassing.’
Baumgartner’s legal team said that Costner’s team did submit some of the materials requested, but stopped short providing any details about Horizon.
Costner’s lawyer told the court August 18 that ‘these documents have no bearing on Christine’s request for child support and her ability to calculate Kevin’s gross cash flow available for child support.’
Baumgartner has also asked for $9,000 in legal fees she’s racked up amid the specific part of the divorce in which she’s sought the documents from Costner regarding Horizon.
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