Christine Baumgartner, 49, has reportedly left the shared home she once lived in with her estranged husband, Kevin Costner, 68. The move comes ahead of a court-ordered deadline of July 31.
TMZ obtained footage showing a U-Haul truck outside the ex-couples residence in Santa Barbara County on July 28. The video revealed multiple trips made by the moving vans between their $145 million beachside compound and a small home down the street, which is also owned by Costner.
The departure from their former home has been a contentious issue between the two amidst their increasingly messy divorce. According to Costner, their prenuptial agreement specified that Baumgartner had 30 days to vacate the property after their split. In May, Baumgartner filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences.
In June, Costner filed legal documents stating that Baumgartner was refusing to leave the premises. On her part, she claimed to have “no personal income” and unable to afford a new home for herself and their three children: Cayden (16), Hayes (14), and Grace (13). Costner has other children from previous marriages.
After ongoing legal disputes over her move-out date, a judge eventually ruled earlier this month that Baumgartner must vacate the premises by the end of July. However, this was just the beginning of the drama.
In court documents filed on July 14, Baumgartner accused her estranged husband of being concerned that she would take too many personal items, specifically pots and pans, with her when she moved out.
Baumgartner stated, “With the exception of my clothing, jewelry, toiletries, and handbags, Kevin wants to have the final say as to whether I remove my personal items from the house or my storage unit. For example, under Kevin’s proposed order, I could not remove my mother’s childhood dresser without first meeting and conferring, and then obtaining his approval.”
Apart from the disagreements over household items, Costner criticized Baumgartner’s June request for $248,000 per month in child support, which he claimed he couldn’t afford once his TV show, Yellowstone, ends.
According to documents obtained, Costner alleged that Baumgartner attributed 60% of expenses, including a private trainer and unallocated credit card expenses, to their minor children without proper explanation. He also claimed that she had monthly plastic surgery expenses amounting to $188,500.
Ultimately, the court ruled that Costner would pay Baumgartner $129,755 per month in child support.