In the movie Yellowstone, John Dutton’s ranch and Kevin Costner’s house are both fiercely guarded. Even if it means defending it against Christine Baumgartner, his ex-wife.
After 18 years of marriage, Baumgartner filed for divorce from the actor in May, citing “irreconcilable differences,” according to TMZ. Baumgartner also requested a divorce and joint custody of their three kids, but no child support. Shortly after the news of the separation broke, Costner’s representatives issued a statement saying, “It is with great sadness that circumstances beyond his control have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to participate in a dissolution of marriage action. As they move through this trying time, we ask that the privacy of he, Christine, and their kids be respected. Not just the rest of the world but apparently Costner as well, the news of the split shocked everyone.
The “The Postman” actor wanted to reconcile with Baumgartner after being taken by surprise by the divorce, according to Us Weekly. The source said, “He really loves her and is trying to win her back. He hasn’t anticipated this at all. Costner’s feelings toward his ex-wife have completely changed as the divorce has progressed, though. The actor wants her out of his home with the assistance of the court, not because he wants her by his side but because he wants her as far away from him as possible.
If Kevin Costner learned anything from his first marriage, it was to draft a prenuptial agreement that was unbreakable. In order to avoid making the same mistake twice, Costner had a prenup in place when he married Christine Baumgartner, his second wife. According to Forbes, the “Yellowstone” actor’s first divorce was one of the most expensive in celebrity history, with his ex-wife receiving $80 million.
The recent divorce of Costner, though, has presented a challenge. Baumgartner would have 30 days to vacate the house that Costner owns, as stated in the actor’s prenup, according to TMZ. According to reports, the handbag designer divorced her husband on May 1, which means she has long since moved out.
The actor has now turned to the legal system for assistance in getting Baumgartner out of the house.
According to TMZ, the actor even asserts that he has already given Baumgartner $1.2 million as a result of obligations in the prenuptial agreement, and that amount will only increase the longer she stays in the house. While the actor may want to fire Baumgartner, he is still sympathetic and eager to assist in the transition. The source claims that as part of his child support obligations, Costner is thinking about paying her $30k per month for a rental property and an additional $10k for moving expenses. Costner clearly wants Baumgartner to leave his house and is prepared to do whatever it takes to make that happen.