Kevin Costner’s wife says she will ‘enter the job market’ after child support was halved

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Kevin Costner’s estranged wife Christine Baumgartner has reportedly revealed her future plans as part of her controversial divorce from the Yellowstone star after a judge ruled the actor will pay her less than the half their preferred monthly child support.

“I will consider the steps I need to take and the training I need to do and I will enter the job market,” Baumgartner, 49, told court last week about how she plans to be self-sufficient in the future People.

The new judgement For the 68-year-old Costner, it was a win he was tentatively ordered to win monthly payments of $129,755 to the former handbag designer for her three children – Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14 and Grace, 13 – in July.

But in previous legal filings, Baumgartner, who filed for divorce from Costner in May after 18 years of marriage, allegedly claimed the six-digit number was still “insufficient” and would result in the kids not living the same lifestyle with each parent.

Baumgartner reportedly argued in court Thursday that Costner should pay more for child support because a life of luxury “is in her DNA at this point.”

“It’s an experience,” she claimed, per personbefore describing the family home as a “community.”

Kevin Costner and Christine Baumgatner at the Vanity Fair Oscar Party
Costner’s messy divorce became public knowledge this summer.
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“We create anything we can imagine here,” she added.

The Post has reached out to representatives for Costner and Baumgartner for comment.

Meanwhile, Baumgartner is reportedly beginning the next chapter of her life $40,000 per month Rental house in Montecito, California.

As for Costner, the Oscar-winner reportedly admitted in court last week that “my world’s gotten a little messed up” amid the messy breakup.

Kevin Costner, 68, took a stand Friday in his ongoing dramatic divorce battle with his estranged wife Christine Baumgartner, 49.
Kevin Costner, 68, took a stand Friday in his ongoing dramatic divorce battle with his estranged wife Christine Baumgartner, 49.

“I have commitments that already exist to take care of, I have a lot of responsibilities to take care of,” he said of his own future, People reported.

He continued, “I need to figure out how to spend more time with the kids and guide them through this process,” he added. “I’m going to have to take some time for myself. … I have a lot to think about – what I need to do and what I want to do.”

Caroline Bleakley

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