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Kevin Costner’s Estranged Wife Christine Baumgartner’s Lawyer Says Actor Legally Cannot Kick Her and Their Children Out of Home


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Kevin Costner’s estranged wife, Christine Baumgartner, claimed that the actor has no “legal” right to kick her — and their three children — out of the family’s longtime home. 

“This RFO (request for order) seeks to kick Christine and their three children out of the house that the children have lived in for their entire lives,” John Rydell, Baumgartner’s lawyer, wrote in court documents obtained by Insider on Friday, June 16. “Although the legal basis for Kevin’s request to kick his wife and children out of their home is all but nonexistent, this is still a matter of critical importance for Christine.” 

Rydell’s comments came from a Wednesday, June 14, filing by the former model. In the documents, Rydell criticized Costner’s lawyer, Laura Wasser, for not agreeing to delay a hearing where a judge will decide to grant the Yellowstone star’s request to bar his ex from living on his Santa Barbara estate, according to Insider. 

Earlier this week, Us Weekly confirmed that Costner, 68, filed documents claiming that Baumgartner, 49, is refusing to vacate the premises. The Bodyguard noted that the former couple’s prenup states that Baumgartner has 30 days after filing for divorce to move off of their property. 

According to Costner, the handbag designer is allegedly using the situation to force him into “various financial demands.” The Golden Globe winner said he would “contribute as part of his child support obligations $30K per month for a rental house and is willing to advance another $10K for her moving costs.”

The Dances With Wolves actor also claimed that Baumgartner has “withdrawn from my bank account and charged on my credit card a total of $95,000, payable to her divorce attorneys and forensic accountant” since April 2023, according

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