Kevin Costner’s estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, has spoken.
The 49-year-old star has insisted he has no plans to “strip” his $145 million mansion in Santa Barbara, California before leaving the grounds.
Baumgartner shared in new legal documents that he will show photos in a PDF to Kevin’s lawyers of what he plans to remove from the mansion, according to a new report from entertainment tonight.
And that means there shouldn’t be an ’emergency hearing’ on what belongings will be removed.
Christine said a hearing was ‘unnecessary’.
Also in the new filing it was revealed that Baumgartner rented an ‘off-site’ storage unit to store some cutlery, some pots and pans, a Peloton bike, family heirlooms, clothing and friends’ personal items. There was also a ‘mother and daughter horse photo’ that he wanted to keep.
And it was added that Costner, 68, would “not be harmed” by Baumgartner during the removal of her articles.
Not me: Kevin Costner’s estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, has spoken out, insisting she has no plans to “strip” his $145 million mansion in Santa Barbara, California before vacating the grounds at the end of July. Seen in 2000
The estate: Baumgartner shared in new legal documents that he will show photos in a PDF to Kevin’s lawyers of what he plans to remove from the mansion, according to a new report from Entertainment Tonight.
Last Friday, a judge ruled that he must consult with Kevin before taking any property from the estate.
You have been prohibited from taking with you works of art, furniture, household goods or belongings, without your explicit consent.
It was also said that he will be banned to remove any property besides her clothing, toiletries, bags, and jewelry from the mansion.
She is due to leave at the end of July.
Kevin and Christine have been involved in a very contentious division in recent months.
The drama goes back weeks when Kevin asked her to leave the house.
Now the tension has focused on what she takes when she leaves the house.
This comes after he accused her of ransacking the house they had previously shared.
Through his attorney, the Yellowstone star has accused his ex of taking his belongings “without his knowledge or consent,” which he says has escalated significantly after she “caught” him by filing for divorce before him. .
The star also claimed that Baumgartner had made payments to his own divorce lawyer through a credit card belonging to one of Costner’s employees, according to documents obtained by TMZ.
Frustrating: As she prepares to leave the beachfront resort in Carpinteria, California, at the end of the month, the 49-year-old handbag designer will be prohibited from taking artwork, furniture, accessories or appliances without her explicit consent ( seen in July 2023)
The latest disputes between the former couple come just days after a judge ruled Costner must pay $129,000 a month in child support, which was a little more than half of what Baumgartner had been asking for but more than double what which the actor and director said he should pay. pay.
In the most recent filings, Costner’s legal team wrote that Baumgartner “has displayed a disturbing propensity in recent months, both before and after the separation, to take [Kevin’s] property without their knowledge or consent, especially since this case was filed.’
One of the most puzzling claims in the documents is that Baumgartner allegedly paid a criminal defense attorney $25,000 from an estate fund Costner had set up.
He claimed that he was unaware of the payment and that the money should only have been used for real estate transactions anyway.
More puzzling, however, is why Baumgartner would want or need a criminal defense attorney in the first place, and the filing doesn’t seem to clear up that question.
The documents allege another improper payment, this time an amount paid to Baumgartner’s divorce attorney, Susan Wiesner, which Costner’s team said was charged to “an employee’s credit card traditionally used for household charges.” of the Costner family and was paid with [Kevin].’
They also accuse the designer of obtaining cash advances on multiple credit cards paid for by her ex but issued to members of the household’s staff.
The arrangement with the employees’ credit cards appears to allow Costner’s employees to purchase necessary supplies for the family immediately, without having to go to him or his estranged wife for funds.
Although several of the claims in the filing appear to have taken place after Baumgartner filed for divorce from the Dances With Wolves star, Costner’s lawyers also appear to accuse her of having planned their separation in advance with large purchases.
The filing claimed Baumgartner had bought a luxury car months before they separated or filed for divorce, which might not be out of the ordinary for the wife of an ultra-rich star like Costner, but the documents claim the couple typically leased all their cars.
Through his lawyer, the Yellowstone star, 68, accused his ex of taking his belongings ‘without his knowledge or consent’, which he says has escalated significantly after she ‘caught’ him by requesting divorce before him.
Load it up: Baumgartner also allegedly paid his divorce attorney with employee cards Costner is on the hook for; seen in 2005
Split in Half: The couple will split the costs of their children’s health care, private school tuition, sports, and extracurricular activities 50–50; seen in 2003 in Los Angeles
However, the former couple’s prenup reportedly allows Baumgartner to keep her current car, and the new filing suggests she may have upgraded it to a better car after the divorce.
The lawyer’s allegation that the expensive purchase indicates that Baumgartner “had been planning his exit long before I told him [Kevin] in April 2023.’
Costner’s lawyers claim in the file that he tried to address these alleged purchases by asking Baumgartner to sign a document stating that he would not “loot the residence” before leaving, though he refused to sign it.
Furthermore, they claim that the Waterworld actor meets her taking all his property, and he is supposedly open to her taking other things as long as she tells him beforehand and they agree.
The actor’s latest filing comes after a judge ruled that he is required to pay six-figure monthly child support payments.
The Yellowstone actor was ordered to pay his ex-wife a whopping $129,755 per month in child support payments.
That means the figure is considerably more than double what Costner had originally offered her ex, though it’s also only slightly more than half of what she had been asking for.
The decision is only tentative and will be re-evaluated at a later hearing, according to court documents obtained by foxnews.
The decision comes after Baumgartner was ordered to vacate Costner’s mansion by July 31.
Thinking ahead? The filing says that Christine bought a luxury car before the separation even though she normally leases it. She is accused of buying her car so that he could keep it in the divorce, according to the stipulations of the prenuptial agreement; photographed in 2004
The details of the couple’s prenup reportedly required her to move within 30 days of either party’s filing for divorce, a deadline she missed after filing first.
He previously said in court documents that he would leave the estate on August 31, following the results of a court date originally scheduled for July 12, though it is unclear if that hearing is still on the books.
In the documents, Baumgartner agreed to vacate the premises at the end of August as long as Costner complied with “any support and fee orders the court may issue on July 12,” according to TMZ.
The latest decision stipulates that both Costner and her ex will split their children’s health care costs 50-50.
The former couple share three children: sons Cayden, 16; and Hayes, 14; along with her youngest daughter Grace, 13.