Kevin Costner’s Ex-Wife Argues for Higher Child Support for Their Three Kids

Kevin Costner’s estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, believes that $51,940 a month in child support is inadequate and is requesting $248,000 a month. She argues that her children are accustomed to a certain lifestyle that includes numerous assistants and caretakers. Costner disputes Baumgartner’s claims and alleges that she is using the child support money for personal expenses, such as cosmetic surgery and boutique shopping.

Kevin Costner’s estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, believes that nearly $52,000 a month in child support for their three children is excessive and instead argues that they need $248,000 a month, given their accustomed lifestyle and Costner’s income.

Title: Kevin Costner’s Ex-Wife Claims $52,000 Monthly Child Support Is “Completely Inappropriate”


According to recent court documents obtained by TMZ, Kevin Costner’s estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, has voiced her disagreement with the amount of child support she is receiving for their three children. Baumgartner firmly believes that their kids require a monthly sum totaling $248,000, as opposed to the approximately $52,000 she is currently receiving. In her argument, she highlighted that Costner, who earns $65,000 per month from a beachfront property rental, earns more than what he is willing to contribute towards their children.


Christine Baumgartner maintained that her children have become accustomed to a particular lifestyle that includes various hired helpers, assistant services, grocery shopping, food preparation, cleaning, and cooking. She argued that the current amount of child support payment falls significantly short of meeting these needs.

On the other hand, Kevin Costner has continuously emphasized that the $51,940 he pays per month is the only reasonable amount he should contribute in child support. In recent court documents, he referred to his anticipated decreased income, explaining that he will earn substantially less in 2023 compared to the previous year due to the conclusion of his involvement in the hit show “Yellowstone.”

Costner’s attorneys have further claimed that Baumgartner’s request for increased child support is driven by her desire to finance her personal expenses. In a previously obtained document, it was revealed that she spent over $100,000 on cosmetic surgery procedures. Costner believes that this is the underlying reason behind her exorbitant demand.


Currently embroiled in a contentious divorce, Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner continue to clash over child support payments. While Baumgartner insists that their children need $248,000 per month, Costner maintains that he can only afford to provide $51,940 due to his anticipated reduced income. As the legal battle wages on, the former couple’s children, aged 13 to 16, remain at the center of the dispute.

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