Soon-to-be ex-wife of Kevin Costner refuses to leave their compound

 June 19, 2023

Hollywood star Kevin Costner is trying to get his soon-to-be ex-wife to move out of their family home.

Christine Costner says that the home is the only home their children have ever known and is firing back at the Yellowstone star.

Attorneys for Christine say that there is no legal basis for Kevin Costner asking her and the children to vacate the compound.

"This RFO (request for order) seeks to kick Christine and their three children out of the house that the children have lived in for their entire lives," wrote Christine's lawyer, John Rydell.

"Although the legal basis for Kevin's request to kick his wife and children out of their home is all but nonexistent, this is still a matter of critical importance for Christine," Rydell continued.

"In a legal filing of his own, Costner claimed Christine — with whom the 68-year-old shares three children — is refusing to leave their home, despite the terms of their 2004 prenuptial agreement," Yahoo reports.

"Kevin's legal team, under Laura Wasser, stated in docs that the couple's prenup stipulated that his second wife had 30 days to vacate his home once she filed for divorce," reported Yahoo. "She filed in Santa Barbara County Court on May 1, but still hasn't moved out. The Oscar-winning filmmaker's team wants the court to enforce the terms of the prenup, claiming Christine's 'taken the position that she will not move out of Kevin’s separate property residence' until he 'agrees to various financial demands.'"

Kevin said he paid Christine $1 million after she filed for divorce, per their prenuptial agreement.

The actor also said that Christine has ignored "multiple requests" to move from their Carpinteria, Calif., compound.

He has offered to give her $200,000 towards a down payment on a new home, and cover the costs of her mortgage, property tax and insurance for a year, in accordance with the prenup. Additionally, Kevin offered to contribute $30,000, as part of his child-support obligation, to help her secure a rental. He also said he will advance her $10,000 for moving costs.

"In his declaration, he also said he gave Christine $100,000 when they married and $100,000 on their first wedding anniversary, which has grown in savings to $450,000, which could also be used toward the purchase of a new home," reported Yahoo.

In addition, the filing claims that Christine has withdrawn from his bank account or charged to his credit card $95,000 for lawyer and accountant fees "without any prior notice."

You can read more about the Costner family and their horrific divorce story here.