I am not a wealth envy-kinda guy, and I generally have no problem with people going after money… but yikes:
Kevin Costner’s estranged wife Christine Baumgartner is awarded $129,000 per month child support – just HALF the amount she demanded – amid VERY ugly divorce war
Do they have a dozen kids that need supporting? Indeed not:
The former couple share three children: sons Cayden, 16; and Hayes, 14; along with their younger daughter Grace, 13.
They will also be splitting expenses down the middle for the kids’ pricey private school tuition, as well as their extracurricular activities, which includes sports.
Baseball gloves from Gucci, tennis shoes from Jimmy Choo, Tiffany reading lamps, leather-bound autographed first-edition school text books, diamond-encrusted tennis racquets from Fabergé: I’m amazed that the amount was pushed down to a lousy $129k per month from the $500k / month (!) she’d been seeking.
Here’s what gets in my craw. If this gold-digging whore (thank you, Mr. William Burr) had been the wife who helped ol’ Kevin become this movie star, I might — might — be a little more sympathetic towards her “needs”. But no: Costner ditched his first wife (who had supported him through the lean years before stardom) and went on to marry Wife #2, this tree-gardener woman (after shagging women of the Elle McPherson ilk).
So in a sense, I guess he got what was coming to him, eventually.
I’m just astonished that he could actually afford to pay $129k per month, but then again he’s a big Hollywood star. (And just to be clear, I actually like him as an actor, and know quite a bit about his background because my late wife Connie was very briefly his agent, back in her Hollywood days.)
The sums of money just make my head spin.