Renowned actor Kevin Costner finds himself embroiled in a tense domestic dispute as his wife, Christine Baumgartner, refuses to vacate their shared residence amidst an ongoing divorce proceeding. Baumgartner, a former model, allegedly seeks to leverage her situation to pressurize Costner into agreeing to a series of financial demands.
An Intricate Web of Allegations and Counterclaims
Costner, best known for his roles in cinematic classics like 'The Bodyguard,' asserts that he has been more than generous in meeting his financial responsibilities. According to his statements, he's committed to contributing $30,000 monthly toward a rental house as part of his child support obligations.
He's also offered an upfront payment of $10,000 to cover Baumgartner's moving expenses. In a surprising twist, court documents reveal that the actor has already disbursed a staggering $1 million in an effort to facilitate Baumgartner's transition.
Despite this hefty sum and the additional pledges for ongoing support, Baumgartner remains ensconced in the marital home. Her refusal to leave, asserts Costner, is a calculated maneuver designed to apply pressure and force his hand concerning her financial demands.
A House Divided
Since Baumgartner filed for divorce on May 1, after nearly two decades of marriage, it was assumed that she would vacate the shared residence in a timely manner. However, this has not been the case. As reported in official documents, Costner's patience is being tested as the divorce proceedings are further complicated by Baumgartner's refusal to leave.
Costner's Expanding Circle
Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner tied the knot in September 2004. They have two sons together, Cayden and Hayes, and a daughter, Grace. In addition to his children with Baumgartner, Costner has four older children from previous relationships: daughters Annie and Lily and sons Joe and Liam.
This large familial circle further underscores the need for an amicable resolution, not only for the parties directly involved, but also for the younger members who are inadvertently caught in the crossfire.
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