“This RFO (request for order) seeks to kick Christine and their three kids out of the home that the kids have lived in for his or her complete lives,” John Rydell, Baumgartner’s lawyer, wrote in court docket paperwork obtained by Insider on Friday, June 16. “Though the authorized foundation for Kevin’s request to kick his spouse and youngsters out of their house is all however nonexistent, that is nonetheless a matter of crucial significance for Christine.”
Rydell’s feedback got here from a Wednesday, June 14, submitting by the previous mannequin. Within the paperwork, Rydell criticized Costner’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, for not agreeing to delay a listening to the place a choose will determine to grant the Yellowstone star’s request to bar his ex from dwelling on his Santa Barbara property, in response to Insider.
Earlier this week, Us Weekly confirmed that Costner, 68, filed paperwork claiming that Baumgartner, 49, is refusing to vacate the premises. The Bodyguard famous that the previous couple’s prenup states that Baumgartner has 30 days after submitting for divorce to maneuver off of their property.
In line with Costner, the purse designer is allegedly utilizing the scenario to force him into “various financial demands.” The Golden Globe winner stated he would “contribute as a part of his little one assist obligations $30K per thirty days for a rental home and is keen to advance one other $10K for her shifting prices.”
The Dances With Wolves actor additionally claimed that Baumgartner has “withdrawn from my checking account and charged on my credit card a total of $95,000, payable to her divorce attorneys and forensic accountant” since April 2023, in response to the paperwork obtained by Us on the time. The California native famous that the alleged motion was “accomplished with none prior discover to me.”
“Kevin merely asks that Christine honor her commitments to him, by moving out of his separate property house. He has supplied monetary help to ease the transition,” the submitting claims, including that Costner has “continued to pay 100% of the kids’s bills.”
Us confirmed in Might that Baumgartner filed for divorce from Costner after practically 19 years of marriage, citing irreconcilable variations. In line with the court docket paperwork, Baumgartner said that the pair separated on April 11. They’re searching for joint bodily and authorized custody of their kids: sons Cayden, 15, and Logan, 14, and daughter Grace 12. (The Oscar winner also shares daughters Annie, 39, and Lily, 36, and son Joe, 35, with ex-wife Cindy Silva and son Liam, 27, with ex Bridget Rooney).
Costner, for his half, reacted to the divorce submitting by way of an announcement from his rep in Might, indicating that the break up was not his resolution.
“It’s with nice unhappiness that circumstances past his management have transpired which have resulted in Mr. Costner having to take part in a dissolution of marriage motion,” the assertion learn. “We ask that his, Christine’s, and their kids’s privateness be revered as they navigate this tough time.”
Later that month, a supply solely instructed Us that the duo’s separation was “stunning” as “everybody thought Kevin and his spouse have been tremendous joyful,” including that Costner is “blindsided” but “loves” his wife and is “attempting to get her again.”
The director has typically gushed about Baumgartner over time. In January, he praised the Cat Bag Couture founder for throwing him a celebration at their house when he was unable to attend the Golden Globes because of flooding in Santa Barbara.
“My spouse — with 30 bucks — went right down to the shop, I’ll always remember this, and he or she purchased about 30 balloons as a result of it was simply going to be us and our household within the den watching the Golden Globes,” Costner — who received the awards for Finest Actor in Drama Sequence for his position in Yellowstone — gushed by way of Instagram one month after the award present.
Costner and Baumgartner initially met within the ‘90s however didn’t start dating until several years later. Previous to tying the knot, they briefly known as it quits earlier than rapidly reconciling.
“Fear kept me from marrying Christine. [She] needed a baby, however I used to be afraid I couldn’t be an efficient father,” the director recalled to Nearer Weekly in June 2018. “I awoke and thought, ‘Am I going to lose a good looking lady who’s keen to be with me to my final breath as a result of I’m afraid to say sure to a baby?’ That’s all it took. Typically you be taught the factor you’re most afraid of will save your life.”
Costner later bought candid about what he considers the key to a profitable marriage. “I do know that sounds so easy. In the event you’re keen to inform any person that you just love them, are you additionally keen to say you’re sorry? It is advisable to, even if you assume you’re in the best,” he instructed Parade in Might 2012.