Kevin Costner's Ex Breaks Down in Tears After Hearing Accusations From the Actor

Kevin Costner's legal representatives have stated that his estranged wife is on a "relentless ‘jihad’" against the actor's reputation as she pushes for an increased monthly child support sum.

Christine Baumgartner submitted an appeal to a judge on Thursday to revise the monthly child custody payment amidst her ongoing divorce proceedings from the "Yellowstone" star. On the other side, Costner's attorney reproached Baumgartner for engendering "hostility" between them in the lead-up to a "wholly unnecessary" judicial session.

"Christine's relentless ‘jihad’ against Kevin's character brings an unwarranted level of hostility to these proceedings, seemingly designed to sidetrack from the core issue at play," was the statement from Costner's legal team, as sourced from Fox News Digital.

During Thursday's initial remarks, John Rydell, the attorney for Baumgartner, highlighted that the handbag designer is seeking "$161,592" in monthly child support, emphasizing that Costner, being a renowned film actor, has the capacity to meet this demand. Rydell projected that, even after committing to this enhanced amount, the earnings of the "Yellowstone" actor would remain at an approximate "$731,000" post-tax every month. Baumgartner's representatives were adamant about adhering to California law.

Emotions ran high on the witness stand when Baumgartner teared up. Her attorney contended that securing a rental residence of similar worth to the vacation properties the pair once shared — notably the Aspen residence cherished by Baumgartner — would be a challenge for her.

In recent court papers, Costner's attorneys pointed out that Baumgartner had received $20,000 from a "boyfriend." Yet, in her testimony on Thursday, Baumgartner clarified she got the $20,000 from Joshua Connor.

Testifying, Baumgartner described Connor as a close associate of "7 or 8 years." Probed by Rydell, "Is he your boyfriend?" she responded with a simple, "No."

She reminisced about a March trip to Hawaii accompanied by Connor, his child, and a group of pals. Costner chose not to attend because "he wanted to do a speech with a hunting club." The expenses for the vacation residence where both families lodged were borne by the Costners.

In a subsequent trip to Hawaii in July, Baumgartner was again accompanied by a circle of friends and their kids, which included Connor and his daughter, who shares a "best friends" bond with Grace Costner, aged 13. On this occasion, Connor "paid for the house."

Discussing allegations that Connor "gave Christine money," Baumgartner remarked, "I can’t recall if it was prior or post (the trips to Hawaii in March or July)." She elaborated, "He gave me $20,000."

From this sum, Baumgartner, known for her purse designs, shared, "I gave $10,000 to my mother." This admission led her to become visibly distressed during her testimony. "She was apprehensive about her residence," Baumgartner added.

In a previous July hearing, Baumgartner, aged 49, secured $129,755 monthly for their trio of kids. This followed her initial request for $248,000 each month, while Costner, 68, had proposed $51,000.

She sought an updated support sum of $175,057, backdated to the start of July, as per documents sourced by Fox News Digital.

In May, after an 18-year marital bond, Christine initiated divorce proceedings against the "Fields of Dreams" actor, listing "irreconcilable differences" as the cause.

Trending Political News

Bankrupt Retail Chain Comes Back With New Plan, Incredibly Cheap Prices, the purchaser of the intellectual property assets of the bankrupt retailer Bed Bath & Beyond for $21.5 million, has triumphantly reinstated the brand in the United States as, according to CEO Jonathan Johnson. He expressed that the brand, despite its financial issues, is still cherished and emblematic.

Johnson highlighted that the newly rejuvenated online store boasts 600,000 fresh products, predominantly branded items in the kitchen, bed, and bath sectors, and they're more affordable than before.

Continue reading...

Taco Bell Under Scrutiny Due to Popular New Items in New Lawsuit

Taco Bell is facing accusations in a lawsuit of misleading advertising for numerous items on their menu.

The legal action asserts that the fast-food giant violated two provisions of the New York General Business Law through their promotions for three variants of Crunchwrap and two Mexican Pizza variations. The plaintiffs argue that the ads greatly exaggerate, by "at least double", the actual ingredient quantities in these products. This class-action lawsuit was filed by the lawyers representing the plaintiff on Monday.

Continue reading...

Bad News for Canadian Prime Minster Justin Trudeau

The Canadian Prime Minister, Justin Trudeau, and his spouse, Sophie Grégoire Trudeau, are parting ways, as revealed by Trudeau himself via his Instagram account on Wednesday.

In Trudeau's words, following "many meaningful and difficult conversations" with Sophie, they have "made the decision to separate."

Continue reading...

Famous Actress Celebrates Her 50th in Playboy Bunny Suit

Renowned actress Kate Beckinsale showcased her fit figure as she celebrated her 50th birthday in a Playboy bunny ensemble.

The star of "Serendipity" adorned herself in a traditional black sequined bunny bodysuit, complete with matching ears, while her outfit was complemented by a pair of heart-shaped earrings. Adding to the allure, she sported fishnets and high heels for the picture, posing next to two friends who were similarly dressed in bunny outfits.

Continue reading...

Former NFL Linebacker Shreds Colin Kaepernick's Latest NFL Comeback Attempt

Last week, Colin Kaepernick shared a video highlighting his sustained effort to return to the NFL, which met with mixed reactions from various personalities associated with the league.

Terence Garvin, an NFL linebacker from 2013 to 2018, had a noteworthy career playing for teams such as the Pittsburgh Steelers, Washington Redskins, Seattle Seahawks, and San Francisco 49ers.

Continue reading...

UFC Fighter Goes Viral With See-Through Outfit on Instagram

In her recent Instagram update, Polyana Viana made a powerful statement both as a combatant in the octagon and a social media influencer.

Despite being a fighter hailing from Brazil with close to 725,000 followers on Instagram, Viana is not yet a household name among many fans. However, the trend appears to be shifting.

Continue reading...