Kevin Costner slams wife Christine Baumgartner’s $248k child support request, claims it’s for plastic surgery, personal trainer

Kevin Costner’s legal battle with his estranged wife continues Christine Baumgartner Their divorce case is getting worse day by day.

former fashion designer, 49, The 68-year-old Yellowstone star filed for divorce in May after 18 years of marriage. Citing “irreconcilable differences”, and the couple’s growing animosity towards each other continues to emerge through their court documents.

Just a week after the astonishing amount Christine was seeking for child support was revealed, her estranged husband’s scathing response is even more revealing about the couple’s personal finances.

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In a June 16 court filing, Mother of three requested Kevin for a total of $248,000 monthly for all three children – pay the children’s private school tuition in full, as well as the cost of their extracurricular activities and their health care expenses – however she claims the amount “Less than the amount needed to sustain the children in their habitual lifestyle.”

The terms of their prenuptial agreement prior to their 2004 wedding.Kevin initially allocated $38,000 per month to support the childrenand Christine is already Entitled to a settlement of $1.4 million.

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Even though she didn’t make a request for spousal support, Kevin is rejecting her child support request to use it for his personal expenses.

Kevin Costner and his wife Christine arrive on the red carpet for the premiere of Touchstone Pictures "swing vote,"  July 24, 2008 at the El Capitan Theater in Hollywood, California© Getty
Kevin and Christine first met on a golf course in the early 90s

In their response to their filing, their legal team described their request as follows “Extremely exaggerated and unproven,” and stated: “Providing minor children with more than the minimum requirements is not required to provide ridiculous frivolities designed primarily to benefit the supported parent.”

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Not shying away from mentioning Christine’s personal expenses, Kevin further claimed in court documents: “Christine allocates 60% of expenses as Personal trainer, unallocated credit-card expenses, and her plastic surgery minor children without any explanation or grounds. The kids don’t use the services of personal trainers, only Christine does.”

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner with their three children © Getty
estranged couple has three children

Expressing doubt, he said: “Plastic surgery cost $188,500 [a month] Christine’s – not the kids.”

The filing further argued: “Christine should have known which credit-card expenses were for her and which were for the children, but did not make even the minimal effort to allocate them accurately.”

Christine Baumgartner Kevin Costner Screen Actors Guild Awards 2022© Getty
Christine and Kevin initially split in April

Ultimately, his legal team decided: “The guideline available for monthly child support assistance based on Kevin’s gross cash flow is $123,620.”

previous court documents that provided details of Kevin’s income revealed that he reportedly earned $19,517,0641 in 2022, and the family’s expenses were listed as $6,645,285, not including taxes.

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Kevin has seven children, three of whom are the youngest with Christine.

Kevin and Christine first began dating in 2000, and tied the knot in 2004 in a ceremony at their Aspen, Colorado farm. they have kids too Cayden16, Hayes14, and Beautiful13.

This is the actor’s second divorce. He was previously married to actress Cindy Costner (née Silva) From 1978 to 1994. He also has three children with her: Annie39, Lily36, and Who35. He also has a son, Liam26, with bridget rooney, whom he dated after his split from Cindy.