Kevin Costner's Strong Resentment Over Paying His Ex-Wife: The Surprising Reason

Kevin Costner's Legal Triumph Brings Relief Amidst Divorce Battle

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Kevin Costner's Strong Resentment Over Paying His Ex-Wife: The Surprising Reason
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Renowned actor Kevin Costner has expressed a palpable sense of relief following a recent legal victory in his ongoing divorce battle with ex-wife Christine Baumgartner. The divorce saga, marked by intense negotiations over child support payments, has taken a significant turn in Costner's favor, resulting in a reduction of financial obligations.

According to insider information reported by Life & Style magazine, Costner has successfully secured a substantial reduction in the child support payments he is required to make. Initially facing demands from Baumgartner for a staggering $160,000 per month, the judge's ruling has scaled down the payments to $63,209 per month, bringing significant relief to the acclaimed actor.

For Costner, this legal victory marks a turning point in a contentious divorce that has been ongoing for months. A source close to the situation revealed, "This is the first time in months Kevin can sit back, pour himself a stiff drink, and smirk." The source further emphasized Costner's intention to savor this newfound respite, saying, "And, boy, does he intend to enjoy it!"

Costner's Resentment Amid Legal Victory

It's no secret that Costner has harbored strong feelings of resentment over the financial aspects of the divorce, particularly the prospect of paying his ex-wife even a small portion of his earnings.

The source noted that the Yellowstone star "knows this is as good as it's going to get — for now." Despite the stressful legal proceedings, Kevin Costner appears to be in a celebratory mood, occasionally cracking a smile as he navigates this challenging chapter in his life.

This recent development follows a report from OK! magazine, which highlighted Christine Baumgartner's request for Kevin Costner to cover her legal fees totaling $885,000. These fees were deemed necessary to contest their prenuptial agreement, a move met with strong opposition from Costner's legal team.

Attorney Laura Wasser, representing Costner in the divorce, characterized the request as "nothing short of outrageous," especially considering that a judge had previously upheld the validity of their prenuptial agreement.

Despite the legal battles and complexities surrounding their divorce, Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgartner remain bound by their shared responsibility as parents to three children: Cayden (16), Hayes (14), and Grace (13).

Costner's legal triumph in the child support dispute signifies a significant turning point in their ongoing divorce proceedings.

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