Kevin Costner‘s divorce from second wife Christine is getting messier by the minute.
Details about the usually private actor and director’s personal life and finances are being revealed amid the bitter split. According to court documents obtained by Yahoo, the Yellowstone star’s estranged wife says he’s worth “at least $400,000,000,” so she’s fighting the terms of their 2004 prenuptial agreement, which has given her a $1 million-plus payout since the split. Christine, 49, is seeking $248K a month in child support alone from Kevin, 68, to start. She also claims he “disregarded” her input by breaking the news of the divorce to their three children without her during a “10-minute Zoom call” home.
Christine — who filed for divorce on May 1 after 18 years of marriage, listing the separation date at April 11 — said in a declaration filed June 16 that she was “concerned” the children would find out about the divorce before they could tell them. She said it was important to her to tell the kids in person together. Christine claimed she told Kevin this and shared articles about “the importance of talking to the children as a united front.” However, she claimed that Kevin “disregarded my proposal to do what I felt was right based on research and my relationship with the children. Instead, he insisted that he had the right to tell them that we were getting divorced ‘first’ and tell them privately ‘without me present.'”
Christine said, “From his hotel room in Las Vegas, Kevin told our three children” Cayden Wyatt, 16, Hayes Logan, 14, and Grace Avery, 13, “that we were getting divorced over a 10-minute Zoom call without me present. I am still confused by his motivation to do this via a very short Zoom session, especially since he was planning on being home five days later. He also could have easily come home from Las Vegas to have the conversation in person.”
Additional details from the court documents…
Christine suggests she’ll be challenging their prenup
Christine, who used to be a handbag designer, is not employed and has “no personal income,” she says. Her assets include a bank account with “less than $50,000” from before their marriage and an account Kevin set up for her when they were married, per their prenup. Kevin put two payments of $100,000 into the account (when they married and on their first wedding anniversary), per the prenup, and it’s grown in savings to $450,000. After she filed for divorce, he deposited $1 million into the account, also per their prenup, so she can move out of the properties he owned going into the marriage. However, she says she won’t touch that money because she thinks if she does, Kevin “can argue that I’ve waived my right to challenge the Premarital Agreement. I cannot make this concession” and “do not accept payment” as she apparently seeks a larger payout.
She wants $248K per month in child support
Christine says her goal post-split is to “set up a suitable separate household that is at least somewhat commensurate with the children’s accustomed lifestyle.” To do so, she needs the $248K in support and to have Kevin pay 100% of the children’s private school tuition, fees for their extracurricular activities and all health care expenses (including medical, dental, therapeutic and orthodontic).
“I understand that guideline child support based on Kevin’s income in 2022 would be $152,681 per month, she acknowledges. However, “the amount needed to maintain the children’s current lifestyle is $332,264 per month, which is 60% of what our family spent. This may seem like a lot, but this is based on actual figures” from their 2022 income and expenses.
Kevin Costner’s wife claims he told their kids about the divorce during a ’10-minute Zoom call’. Kevin Costner’s wife claims he told their kids about the divorce during a ’10-minute Zoom call’