Kevin Costner and his legal team appeared at a hearing in Santa Barbara yesterday to try to negotiate the huge alimony payment his ex-wife is seeking from him following their divorce.
The separation from Hollywood actor Kevin Costner is likely to be lengthy and expensive. After announcing his divorce from Christine Baumgartner last May, she demanded the hefty sum of $336,000 a month to support their three children.
The 68-year-old actor declined, mentioning that he was unable to pay that amount given the end of his adventure in the Yellowstone series. The request was down to $237,000 per month, while Costner’s legal team’s proposal was about $80,000 per month.
“At this point, luxury is part of children’s DNA,” Baumgartner’s attorney said during the Santa Barbara hearing, according to People.
Kevin Costner’s ex-wife currently receives about $175,000 per month in support for three children, ages 16, 14 and 13; An amount that is not appropriate, according to Ms. Baumgartner’s representative.
The Baumgartner clan appears willing to negotiate, as the amount requested fell to about $217,000 during Thursday’s hearing, according to court documents also obtained by People.
In the event of a divorce, the prenuptial agreement between the two parties guaranteed Costner’s ex-wife an amount of approximately $2 million. A hearing to confirm compliance with this agreement is scheduled for November.