Kevin Costner does not want his child support payments to cover his soon-to-be ex-wife’s cosmetic surgery procedures.
Ahead of hearings on July 5 and July 12, the Yellowstone star and his second wife, Christine, filed court documents obtained
Attorneys for Kevin — who wants Christine out of his Carpinteria, Calif., beachfront compound, per their prenuptial agreement that she has 30 days to move — made it clear they’re playing hardball, accusing the former handbag designer of trying to squeeze Kevin for an “astronomical amount of child support” to cover her own expenses, not those of the kids.
Christine, who filed for divorce on May 1 after 18 years of marriage, has said she wants $248,000 a month to keep Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and Grace, 13, living at the lifestyle to which they’ve grown accustom, claiming the actor made $19 million last year and is worth an estimated $400 million. Kevin rejects the amount, claiming Christine is asking for more than the guideline support of $123,620 a month to fund her own lifestyle, including “plastic surgery expenses of $188,500/month.”
“Christine’s list of the minor children’s ‘needs’ for purposes of child support is inflated and grossly inaccurate,” wrote Kevin’s attorney, Laura Wasser. “Christine fails to meet her burden to establish that child support above guideline is necessary to meet the children’s reasonable needs.” It calls her “fundamentally dishonest” in her calculation of the children’s “reasonable” needs — and claims she included in “her own personal, non-child related expenses, such as extensive plastic surgery for herself in 2022.”
It goes on to say Christine’s list of expenses “have no basis in reality” and are “quite misleading,” listing her “private trainer … and her plastic surgery” under expenses for the children. “The children do not use the services of private trainers, only Christine does. The plastic surgery expenses of $188,500/month belong to Christine – not the children.”