In the midst of a bitter divorce, Kevin Costner's estranged wife is demanding an additional $46k per month on top of $129k.

Christine Baumgartner, Kevin Costner's estranged wife, reportedly wants an additional $46k a month on top of his salary, citing the actor's "ample funds to pay his support and also to pay the attorneys’ fees and costs for both parties".

Christine, 49, has asked for $175,057 in child support every month, even though she now receives $129K. Since May 2023, when Christine filed for divorce, the two have been embroiled in a contentious legal struggle. According to recent court filings, 

"forensics has determined that [Kevin's] average cash flow available for support was $19,248,467 per year ($1,604,039 per month) for the two-year period of 2021 and 2022." The presumptive proper amount of child support under California law, based on this cash flow and a 50/50 parenting time share, is $175,057 per month.  

"Within five years, we grew Yellowstone from a hit U.S. cable show with five million viewers into a global hit franchise with over 100 million fans around the world and multiple extensions – and, we're just getting started," said Chris McCarthy, President/CEO of Showtime and MTV Entertainment Studios.

The updated documents state that Kevin had "various accounts and entities" with "a total of $17,293,117 in cash equivalents as of June 30, 2023, giving him ample funds to pay his support as well as the attorneys' fees and costs for both parties." 

"Christine brings this request in order to uphold these Family Law principles and to assure that the parties’ three minor children will continue to have the benefit of the lifestyle that has been made possible by Kevin's substantial earnings and wealth," the documents say.  

After getting married in 2004, Kevin and Christine have three kids: 13-year-old daughter Grace and boys Cayden, 16, and Hayes, 14.  

Kevin, 68, has also refuted allegations of extramarital encounters in the current divorce. Any records that show "expenses paid by you, or any person at your request or on your behalf, relating to any extramarital romantic relationships" have previously been sought by Christine's attorneys.  

"[Kevin] does not for a fact know if [Christine] engaged in any 'extramarital romantic relationships' before separation and, if so, whether she spent any of his money or charged any expenses in furtherance of her affair(s) on credit cards he paid," the Yellowstone actor responded, disputing any "extramarital romantic relationships" and citing his lawyers as evidence.  

Christine, the mother of three of Kevin's seven children, has charged her husband with being "evasive," "stonewalling," and "withholding evidence" in relation to his finances in the past. After 18 years of marriage, handbag designer Christine filed for divorce in early May.  

However, the couple has been at odds about the terms of their 2004 prenuptial agreement and child support payments. In addition to the monthly child support payments, the prenuptial agreement stipulates that Christine will get a compensation of $1.5 million in the event of a divorce. Nevertheless, Christine runs the danger of losing this money if she files for divorce. 

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