Christine Baumgartner Demands $248k Monthly Child Support from Kevin Costner



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Christine Baumgartner Demands $248k Monthly Child Support from Kevin Costner

Kevin Costner, the star of numerous Hollywood blockbusters, finds himself in a real-life drama as his ex-wife, Christine Baumgartner, seeks a sizeable monthly sum for child support. The former spouse of the celebrated actor is demanding a monthly payment of $248,000, claiming that the amount is crucial to preserving the family's lifestyle.

A Glimpse into the High Life

In the wake of their recent divorce, the documents Baumgartner filed lay bare the extent of the couple's extravagance. In 2022, Costner’s earnings were precisely $19,517,064, and the family's expenses - excluding taxes - stood at an astonishing $6,645,285.

Baumgartner offered an inside look into the life of Hollywood luxury, detailing their worldwide travel in private jets, stays in opulent hotels, and accommodations in private residences. The couple spent $25,806 on a single ship trip and shelled out $21,807.67 for spa services.

Even their garden care was luxurious, costing them an astounding $542,303.47.

Costner's Income and Child Support

Despite her demand of $248,000 per month, Baumgartner argues that this sum falls short of what's necessary to maintain the standard of living to which their children have become accustomed.

She claims the actual figure should be considerably higher. "As set forth above, the amount needed to maintain the children's current lifestyle is $332,264 per month, which is 60 percent of what our family spent," she wrote in the submitted documents.

Further, Baumgartner mentioned, "It's important not only to provide a warm and comfortable home for our children but also to teach them family values and gratitude." To this end, she's also advocating for Costner to cover 100 percent of their private schooling, extracurricular activities, and health care costs.

She noted that child support, based on Costner's income in 2022, would come out to $152,681 per month, according to legal guidelines. Christine Baumgartner and Kevin Costner, who have agreed to joint custody, are the proud parents of three children: sons Grace (13) and Hayes (14), and daughter Cayden (16).

This high-profile divorce case serves as yet another testament to the fact that Hollywood dramas aren't just confined to the silver screen.

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