Kevin Costner’s “Yellowstone” Salary Revealed In Court Documents Amid Divorce

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Amid divorce proceedings, Kevin Costner’s estranged wife has revealed his salary from his work on Yellowstone.

Kevin Costner Going Through Pricey Divorce

On May 1, Kevin Costner’s wife, Christine Baumgartner, filed for divorce after 16 years of marraige. She listed their date of separation as April 11. They share three children together, Cayden, 16, Hayes, 14, and 13-year-old Grace.

Kevin Costner with his wife Christine and their three children
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Baumgartner filed paperwork requesting $248,000 a month in child support. This amount did not include their kids’ health care, school tuition, and extracurricular activities, all of which she also asked Costner to pay for. Costner began to fight back, claiming that his estranged wife’ request for child support was “highly inflated,” claiming that she “allocates 60% of expenses such as private trainer, unallocated credit-card expenses, and her plastic surgery to the minor children without any explanation or basis. The children do not use the services of private trainers, only Christine does.”


He suggested the amount of around $50,000 a month.  On July 11, according to documents obtained by Fox News Digital, Costner was told by the judge to pay Baumgartner $129,755 per month in child support, half of what she asked for. The judge also told the ex-couple to split the cost of their kids’ expenses.

Child Support Hearings Still To Come

The main battle of this divorce have been the location in which Baumgartner and the kids live, and the amount Costner will have to pay for child support. This is why there are still child support hearings, including one approaching soon.

Costner is claiming that his earnings are “substantially less” this year than in years past because of his exit from Yellowstone. The show will end after the second half of the current fifth season, but there were significant delays in production – some blaming Costner’s willingness to be on set as the reason – and now with the writers strike as well as the SAG strike, there is no known date when Season 5 Part 2 will begin filming.

Baumgartner is basically trying to prove that Costner quit the show to earn less so he wouldn’t have to pay as much in child support. According to court documents obtained by Us Weekly, Costner “made about $11 million for season 4 of Yellowstone, approximately $1.1 million per episode. For season 5, he was paid $10 million, or $1.25 million per episode.”

Baumgartner’s lawyers are also claiming that the actor “refused to answer questions about whether he was offered the opportunity” to star in a potential sixth season of Yellowstone “or if he simply chose to quit.” His refusal to answer is making her attorneys believe that he quit the show to make less money on purpose.

Costner is maintaining that he cannot afford the $248,000 a month his ex-wife is still fighting for.

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